New York Yankees Fantasy Baseball Closer Information and Depth Chart
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May 29, 2013
New York Yankees – Joba Chamberlain was reactivated from the disabled list before Tuesday’s game. Although the Yankees’ pen has grown somewhat crowded in his absence, he should get a chance to regain his seventh-inning role. Hierarchy change: Joba Chamberlain to 2nd in line, replacing Boone Logan.
May 14, 2013
New York Yankees – Adam Warren picked up his first career save on Monday with four innings of two-hit ball. Although Warren entered in the 6th to protect a one-run lead, he presents as more of a long man or spot starter. No hierarchy change.
May 3, 2013
New York Yankees – Joba Chamberlain hit the DL yesterday with a strained right side. Boone Logan will likely fill the 7th inning role in his absence. Hierarchy change: Boone Logan to 2nd in line, Joba Chamberlain to DL.
April 28, 2013
New York Yankees – Mariano Rivera and David Robertson both got the night off after pitching in three of the previous four games. Joba Chamberlain gave up a couple hits in the 9th but ultimately got the save. No hierarchy change.
April 26, 2013
New York Yankees – After a rough start to the season, Joba Chamberlain has now put together six straight scoreless outings, spanning 5.2 innings. He earned his second hold of the season yesterday, pitching the 7th inning ahead of David Robertson and Mariano Rivera. Hierarchy change: Joba Chamberlain to 2nd in line, replacing Boone Logan.
February 24, 2013
New York Yankees – Starting 2013 hierarchy: Closer- Mariano Rivera Set-up- David Robertson, 2nd in line- Boone Logan.
September 21, 2012
New York Yankees – The Yankees did indeed rest Rafael Soriano, but it was David Robertson who collected the save in his absence, striking out the side. No hierarchy change.
September 13, 2012
New York Yankees – For the second straight night, Boone Logan entered in the 7th and failed to retire the hitter he was summoned to face — and for the second straight night, it was Joba Chamberlain who relieved him and finished the inning. Hierarchy change: Joba Chamberlain to 2nd in line, replacing Boone Logan.
September 7, 2012
New York Yankees – It was a rough night for the Yankees bullpen, which surrendered four 8th inning runs in a loss to the Orioles. Boone Logan was among the relievers who were touched up, as he gave up a run without recording an out. But the lefty has been getting a lot of late inning opportunities in recent weeks, while Joba Chamberlain has been pitching early in games, or in blowouts. Hierarchy change: Boone Logan to 2nd in line, replacing Joba Chamberlain.
August 14, 2012
New York Yankees – Derek Lowe, just signed by the Yankees, picked up his first save since 2001, pitching the last four innings in an 8-2 victory for New York. Lowe does not factor in to the Yankees usual late-inning plans. No hierarchy change.
August 7, 2012
New York Yankees – On Monday, in his second big-league appearance of the year, Joba Chamberlain pitched 1.2 scoreless innings. Chamberlain was dominant in his rehab outings, logging a 0.96 ERA, 10 Ks and only 1 BB. Once he gets his feet under him in the big leagues, the Yankees are certain to use him in some high-leverage late-inning spots. Hierarchy change: Joba Chamberlain to 2nd in line, replacing Boone Logan.
July 13, 2012
New York Yankees – Rafael Soriano has been rock solid since taking over the 9th inning, while David Robertson has continued to be spectacular in any role other than closer. Any acquisitions the Yankees make are unlikely to affect their hierarchy. TRADE DEADLINE BUY/SELL: None.
June 15, 2012
New York Yankees – The Yankees activated David Robertson from the DL on Thursday. Robertson is expected to return to a set-up role, but could challenge for the closer job if Rafael Soriano struggles. Hierarchy change: David Robertson to Set-up, Boone Logan to 2nd in line.
June 2, 2012
New York Yankees – David Robertson is still a few weeks away from returning but the Yankees have already said that Rafael Soriano will continue to close even after Robertson comes back. Robertson will likely go back to his 8th inning duties once he is healthy. Hierarchy change: David Robertson to Set-up (DL).
May 26, 2012
New York Yankees – With a three-run lead on Friday, the Yankees turned to Boone Logan, who pitched a breezy 8th inning ahead of Rafael Soriano. Logan (2.95 ERA, 28 Ks in 18.1 IPs) is establishing himself as the go-to set-up man in the Yankees beleaguered bullpen. Hierarchy change: Boone Logan to Set-up, Cory Wade to 2nd in line.
May 16, 2012
New York Yankees – David Robertson was placed on the 15-day DL with a left oblique strain. Rafael Soriano will close until he returns. Hierarchy change: David Robertson to DL, Rafael Soriano to Closer, Cory Wade to Setup, Boone Logan to 2nd in line.
May 15, 2012
New York Yankees – Rafael Soriano picked up his 2nd save last night, as David Robertson revealed he has been dealing with a nagging injury since Friday. The young closer doesn’t think it’s too serious, but he will undergo an MRI today. No hierarchy change.
May 13, 2012
New York Yankees – Boone Logan picked up a save yesterday, throwing 1.1 innings in a game where the Yankees had a four-run lead. No hierarchy change.
May 11, 2012
New York Yankees – As noted in yesterday’s Vulture Save Watch, David Robertson was unavailable on Thursday. Rafael Soriano got the save in his place, allowing one run in the 9th. No hierarchy change.
May 4, 2012
New York Yankees – Mariano Rivera tore his ACL while shagging fly balls during warmups before Thursday’s game. He’s out for the year and his career may be over. Rafael Soriano was used in the 8th inning yesterday with the Yankees down by a run, leaving little doubt that it will be David Robertson who steps in and attempts to fill Rivera’s big shoes. Hierarchy change: Mariano Rivera to DL, David Robertson to Closer, Rafael Soriano to Setup, Cory Wade to 2nd in line.
April 7, 2012
New York Yankees- David Robertson’s mild foot injury cost him some work early in spring training, and the Yankees hinted that Rafael Soriano would set up as a result, but Robertson appears to be fine; in their first game, the Yanks went with Soriano in the 7th and Robertson in the 8th. Hierarchy change: David Robertson to Set-up, Rafael Soriano to 2nd in line.
March 28, 2012
New York Yankees- Mariano Rivera enters what he says will be his last season. Rafael Soriano will pitch the 8th inning to start out, but if he struggles, David Robertson could re-assume the role he thrived in last season. Starting 2012 hierarchy: Closer- Mariano Rivera, Set-up- Rafael Soriano, 2nd in line- David Robertson.
Sept. 22, 2011
New York Yankees- Rafael Soriano picked up the save in the second game of yesterday’s doubleheader. Mariano Rivera had already pitched the day game, so he was given the night off. No hierarchy change.
Sept. 4, 2011
New York Yankees- David Robertson notched the save last night, as Rivera had pitched several games in a row. No hierarchy change.