Manager Joe Girardi has some more versatility on the Yankees’ bench after New York acquired Dustin Ackley from Seattle on Thursday.
There is the possibility that something very nasty could happen this weekend on the South Side of Chicago.
“He is still going to be the closer,” Collins said. “Hopefully get his confidence back and get him out there a little bit more often and we’ll see what the results are.”
A Yankees spokesman that Sabathia showed no symptoms of dehydration during the game, but was sent to the Medical Center of Arlington after cramping while icing in the trainer’s room.
Josh Hamilton delivered a game-ending RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning and the Texas Rangers beat the AL East-leading New York Yankees 7-6 on Thursday night.
Justin Upton hit a three-run homer through a driving rain with two outs in the ninth inning, and the San Diego Padres stunned the New York Mets.
WFAN host Mike Francesa first reported that Pineda is injured and would not pitch on Thursday night against the Rangers.
Ackley, 27, came up a second baseman in 2011, but had been used almost exclusively as an outfielder this season in Seattle, playing 63 games in left, 21 in center and two in right.
A starting pitcher that could have made the Yankees the team to beat in the AL is now going to one of their rivals.
Reports of the Mets nixing the deal put a wrap on a surreal night at Citi Field, where infielder Wilmer Flores played through tears after being informed by fans that he was part of a trade that never materialized.
“You think these guys are stone-cold robots. They’re not,” Mets manager Terry Collins said Wednesday night. “They’re human beings and they have emotions.”
Cotham made his major league debut on Wednesday night in Texas, allowing no runs on two hits and striking out four in 1 2/3 innings pitched.
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Just when it looked like Carlos Gomez was coming back to Queens, something scuttled the deal.
Colby Lewis went six innings for his 11th victory and the Texas Rangers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 5-2 win over the AL East-leading New York Yankees on Wednesday night.