Dustin Ackley LF/CF NYY 4 weeks ago

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday that second baseman Dustin Ackley could miss 20 to 30 days while recovering from a back injury, according to New York Newsday. Ackley saw just three at-bats in a Yankee uniform after being acquired from the Seattle Mariners before being placed on the disabled list Tuesday with a right Lumbar strain. The team is hopeful that Ackley will be able to provide depth at multiple positions upon his return. “I think it just gives [manager] Joe Girardi more flexibility from the bench,” Cashman told LoHud.com after acquiring Ackley. “Especially from the defensive side, with at the very least similar offensive production (compared to Garrett Jones) right now, with some upside as well as control years going forward if we so choose. It just gives us a little more flexibility, a little more youth as we move forward. Again, it’ll provide Joe a lot more flexibility and a better defensive profile.”

Dustin Ackley LF/CF NYY 4 weeks ago

New York Yankees outfielder Dustin Ackley was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday due to a back injury, according to ESPN New York. Ackley joined the team from the Seattle Mariners at the trade deadline but saw only three at-bats before suffering a right lumbar strain.

Dustin Ackley LF/CF NYY 1 month ago

The New York Yankees acquired outfielder Dustin Ackley from the Seattle Mariners on Thursday in exchange for outfielder Ramon Flores and pitcher Jose Ramirez, according to the New York Post. Ackley, the second overall pick in the 2009 draft, has hit .243 with a .672 OPS in 2,012 career at-bats.

Dustin Ackley LF/CF NYY 2 months ago

Ackley hit his fifth home run as part of a 3-for-4 game Tuesday against Kansas City. He scored twice and knocked in two runs.

Ackley only had two starts in the last 10 games with one hit in nine at-bats over that stretch, so Tuesday's performance was a major slumpbuster. Mark Trumbo, in a slump of his own, was on the bench on Tuesday, and it's possible that could open the door for more consistent at-bats for Ackley.

Dustin Ackley LF/CF NYY 2 months ago

Ackley has been added to Thursday's lineup and will bat eighth as the Mariners' second baseman.

Robinson Cano was a late scratch from the lineup due to stiffness in his lower back. Thursday's start marks Ackley's first appearance at second base on the season and his first start since Sunday.

Dustin Ackley LF/CF NYY 3 months ago

Ackley has been added to Thursday's starting lineup.

With Logan Morrison scratched for undisclosed reasons, new trade acquisition Mark Trumbo will slot in at first base as Seth Smith moves to right field and bumps Nelson Cruz to the DH role. Ackley will step into the vacated spot in left, but his playing time will be reduced significantly moving forward with Trumbo expected assume a large role in the outfield.

Dustin Ackley LF/CF NYY 3 months ago

Ackley, who is batting .190, lost his starting left-field job Wednesday when the Mariners traded for Mark Trumbo.

General Manager Jack Zdurienick said Trumbo likely will be in a OF-DH-1B rotation, which will allow Ackley to still get at-bats. But more often than not, it's going to be Trumbo in left. Rickie Weeks likely will be released before Ackley to make room on the roster, but it wouldn't surprise if the Mariners finally gave up on the 2009 second overall pick.

Dustin Ackley LF/CF NYY 3 months ago

Ackley is out of the lineup Tuesday, 710 ESPN's Shannon Drayer reports.

With lefty CC Sabathia takling the ball for the Yankees the Mariners will go with a righty-heavy lineup Tuesday. Look for Ackley to be back in the mix Wednesday with righty Masahiro Tanaka on the mound for the Yankees.

Dustin Ackley LF/CF NYY 3 months ago

Ackley hit his first home run Thursday since April 13, giving him four for the year.

Ackley, who hit three homers in his first five games, has four extra-base hits (three doubles) in his last 37 games. His time as a Mariner is nearing an end. The Mariners are carrying six relievers, but when an extra arm is necessary, Ackley could be the one to go to make room. He's out of options, so the Mariners would have to pass him through waivers to keep the 2009 second overall draft pick.

Dustin Ackley LF/CF NYY 3 months ago

Ackley is not in the lineup Monday against the Rays, Shannon Drayer of ESPN reports.

Ackley will return to the bench after getting the start Sunday against Toronto and going 1-for-3 at the plate. He'll give way to Justin Ruggiano in center field Monday. Ruggiano will bat sixth against Rays' starter Jake Odorizzi.