Manager Joe Girardi has some more versatility on the Yankees’ bench after New York acquired Dustin Ackley from Seattle on Thursday.
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.
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The Yankees defeated the Mariners 6-2 on Sunday, before heading out on a 7-game road trip.
Felix Hernandez silenced Yankee bats as the Mariners shutout the Yankees 1-0 on Saturday afternoon.
Andy Pettitte lasted 6.1 innings in his return but surrendered four runs as the Yankees lost 6-2 to the Mariners on Sunday.
Dustin Ackley’s never going to hit 40 homers and he’s never going to steal 40 bases, but with his game, he doesn’t have to.
The Indians’ Jason Kipnis may not be a stud in one particular facet of the game, but his well-rounded offense at second base gives him a high ceiling.
Felix Hernandez pitched seven innings for his third straight win in the Bronx. Ichiro Suzuki had four hits and Dustin Ackley tripled among his three hits as the Mariners ended their interminable streak with a 9-2 win over the Yankees on Wednesday.