MLB.com | Mark Feinsand: Ahead of Monday’s game against the Rays, Giancarlo Stanton completed a full workout as he prepares to return to play after hitting IL in late July with Achilles tendon pain. The plan is to repeat this process in the coming days ahead of a potential short rehab stint in the minor leagues.
New York Daily News | Kristie Ackert: After missing Sunday’s game with what turned out to be toe issues, DJ LeMahieu was out of training again on Monday and is currently day-to-day. There was inflammation and he was given braces to try to alleviate the problem.
In other injury news, Luis Severino kicked off a bullpen session on Monday.
Luis Severino threw a 25-pitch bullpen today, his first since going to IL with a side stump. He said it was the best he had felt all year.
—Greg Joyce (@GJoyce9) August 15, 2022
Despite this good news, Severino will still be out until September as he was placed on a 60-day IL a few weeks ago. The Yankees appear to be playing it safe with their former ace with 86 innings already in his first full season since 2018.
NJ.com | Brendan Kuty: During Sunday night’s game between the Yankees and the Red Sox, Derek Jeter joined Alex Rodriguez and Michael Kay on their alternative show “KayRod” and praised Aaron Judge and the season he has. Jeter gave the MVP favorite a lot of credit, especially in light of the pressure that was a contract year for Judge.
MLB.com | Thomas Harrigan: On Monday, MLB released the 2022 playoff schedule. This year’s record is particularly notable with the expanded field and the two best-of-three Wild Card series to be played in each league. Whether because of this or because of the late start to the season, there are also odd days off in the later rounds (as Andrew detailed yesterday). In both ALDS matchups, there will be a rest day after Game 1, in addition to the normal rest day after Game 2. Meanwhile, in the ALCS and NLCS, there is no rest day rest between games 5 and 6 potential.