Player Notes

  • Yankees option Oswald Peraza to Triple-A
    Yankees activated INF Oswald Peraza from the 10-day injured list; optioned him to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

    Advice: Peraza was placed on the IL with a shoulder strain during spring training, which gave Oswaldo Cabrera the chance to compete for a starting job. The Yankees also traded for Jon Berti, so the infield has gotten a bit crowded. Peraza will try to get his timing back at Triple-A, but there doesn’t appear to be any path for him to make it back to the big leagues unless there’s an injury to any of the players ahead of him. Rotoworld 21 minutes ago
    Oswald PerazaNYY - 2B,3B,SS
  • Homers off bench
    Hamilton hit a solo home run in his lone plate appearance in Sunday's 11-3 win over St. Louis.

    Advice: Hamilton entered as a pinch hitter in the ninth inning and belted his second home run of the season. He's hit in four straight games (5-for-11), but his playing time has largely dried up since Ceddanne Rafaela was moved from center field to shortstop. Hamilton's started just five times over the last 21 games. Today, 6:15 am
  • Serves as cleanup batter
    Smith started at third base, batted cleanup and went 2-for-4 in Sunday's 4-1 loss to the Angels.

    Advice: Smith filled in as the cleanup hitter after Adolis Garcia was scratched with a forearm issue. He extended a hit streak to five games (7-for-20) but has cooled off overall in May (.630 OPS) after a strong April (.927). Despite the downturn, Smith still gets plenty of opportunities with Josh Jung (wrist) unavailable. Today, 5:49 am
    Josh SmithTEX - 3B,SS,OF
  • Starts at third base
    Alexander started at third base and went 1-for-4 with an RBI in Sunday's 6-4 win over the Tigers.

    Advice: Alexander had one of the two productive run-producing outs in the bottom of the seventh inning when the Diamondbacks reclaimed a lead they lost in the top half of the frame. He started for the fourth time in the last eight games, and it was his first start at third base. After a spell as the regular fill-in for Geraldo Perdomo (knee) at shortstop, Alexander has taken a back seat to Kevin Newman. With recent news coming out that Perdomo is expected back in two weeks, Alexander could be moving down to the minors in early June. Today, 4:23 am
  • Shows power and speed in win
    Kim went 2-for-4 with a solo homer, a walk, a steal and two runs scored in Sunday's 9-1 win over Atlanta.

    Advice: Kim's first hit of the night was a base hit in the fourth, during which he stole second and came around to score on a double from Fernando Tatis. He then destroyed a 393-foot blast to center field in the seventh to extend the lead to 9-0. Kim now has just two stolen bases since April 23 and has yet to reach double digits this year after being seventh in baseball in 2023 with 38 thefts. HIs struggles to make contact remain, as he's slashing just .212/.325/.370 with six homers, 22 RBI, 24 runs and a 27:34 BB:K in 195 plate appearances. Today, 3:04 am
  • Adds another steal Sunday
    Mateo went 1-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Mariners.

    Advice: Mateo has a steal in each of the last two games, giving him seven thefts on the year. The infielder has gone 11-for-42 (.262) over 14 games in May, lifting his season slash line to .259/.299/.457 over 89 plate appearances. Sunday was the first time in four contests he didn't record an extra-base hit, though there typically isn't an abundance of power in his game. Mateo should continue to occupy a starting role at second base as long as he's hitting well. Yesterday, 11:34 pm
  • Keeps mashing Sunday
    Henderson went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a stolen base in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Mariners.

    Advice: Henderson is on a tear with five homers and seven RBI over his last nine games. His blast Sunday was another leadoff homer against Mariners starter George Kirby. Henderson is leading the majors with 15 long balls to go with seven steals, 31 RBI, 34 runs scored, four doubles, four triples and a .270/.348/.598 slash line over 44 contests. His steal Sunday was his first since April 27. Yesterday, 11:25 pm
  • Blasts first homer
    Berti went 2-for-3 with a three-run home run Sunday against the White Sox.

    Advice: Berti's first homer of the season came off White Sox starter Chris Flexen with two outs and two men on in the fourth. It was the first extra-base hit of the season for Berti, who is now hitting .277 after entering the contest batting .250 through 44 at-bats. Yesterday, 10:05 pm
    Jon BertiNYY - 2B,3B,SS,OF
  • Provides lone run in loss
    Seager went 1-for-2 with a solo home run and two walks in Sunday's 4-1 loss to the Angels.

    Advice: Seager's solid May continues -- he has gone 17-for-64 (.266) with four homers and nine RBI over 17 contests this month. The shortstop provided the Rangers' lone run against Jose Soriano. Seager's had a down year across the board with a .247/.338/.371 slash line, six homers, 17 RBI, 19 runs scored and three doubles through 44 games. The bright side is his 11.8 percent walk rate, which is the highest it's been in his three years as a Ranger. Yesterday, 8:55 pm