Dustin Ackley 2B/LF/CF/DH NYY 3 days ago

Ackley is starting at first base and batting seventh Tuesday against the Rangers, Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

This marks the third time this season that Ackley will play first base for New York. With Alex Rodriguez (oblique) still on the shelf, Ackley could be in line for more time at first base if the Yankees opt to use Mark Teixeira as the designated hitter more frequently. This could help out Ackley's fantasy outlook going forward if he can garner enough starts at first base to become eligible there, although that greatly depends on how long Rodriguez is out and how the Yankees decide to utilize the designated hitter position going forward.

Dustin Ackley 2B/LF/CF/DH NYY 4 days ago

Ackley is starting in right field and batting seventh Monday against the Rangers, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After replacing Alex Rodriguez (oblique) as the designated hitter partway through Sunday's affair, Ackley will garner the start in right field while Carlos Beltran moves over to the designated hitter spot. Ackley could see an uptick in playing time while Rodriguez and outfielder Aaron Hicks (shoulder) are out with injuries.

Dustin Ackley 2B/LF/CF/DH NYY 2 weeks ago

Ackley will serve as the designated hitter and bat sixth Friday against the Mariners.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The 28-year-old will slot in for his second start of the season with Alex Rodriguez on the bench against right-hander Nate Karns. Three of Ackley's six hits at Yankee Stadium last year left the yard (27 at-bats), and he had 10 homers in 216 at-bats against right-handed pitching.

Dustin Ackley 2B/LF/CF/DH NYY 1 month ago

Ackley (quad) returned to game action Tuesday, The Westchester Journal News report.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Ackley had been scratched over the weekend with a tight quadriceps, but it apparently wasn't an overly serious issue. The 28-year-old is a candidate to crack the Opening Day roster as a utility infielder or spare outfielder, but it's unlikely he'll see significant playing time in either role.

Dustin Ackley 2B/LF/CF/DH NYY 2 months ago

Ackley was scratched from the Yankees road trip Saturday with tight quadriceps, MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Yankees host the Phillies on Sunday, so Ackley could potentially be available for that game, but it would not be surprising if they waited a couple more days to re-deploy him in spring games. Ackley is hoping to make the team as a backup second baseman and fifth outfielder, but he is unlikely to see enough playing time to be useful in most formats without someone in front of him suffering an injury.

Dustin Ackley 2B/LF/CF/DH NYY 3 months ago

Ackley agreed to a one-year, $3.2 million contract with the Yankees in January of 2016, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Ackley was moved from the Yankees to the Mariners part way through the 2015 campaign after struggling during the first half, batting a much more respectable .288/.333/.654 with four home runs and 11 RBI over 52 at-bats after moving to New York. He took over the starting gig at second base towards the end of last season, but the offseason acquisition of Starlin Castro certainly puts a damper on expectations for 2016.

Dustin Ackley 2B/LF/CF/DH NYY 7 months ago

Ackley is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Red Sox, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Ackley had taken over the everyday role at second base, but Wednesday's absence now marks the fourth in the past six games. He will likely sit Wednesday due to the left-handed Wade Miley on the mound for the Red Sox, however, with Rob Refsnyder replacing him at second base and batting eighth.

Dustin Ackley 2B/LF/CF/DH NYY 7 months ago

Ackley went 1-for-4 with his ninth home run of the season in Sunday's win over the White Sox.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With Stephen Drew suffering from a possible concussion, Ackley has taken over the primary second base duties. The 27-year-old has been swinging a hot bat since being activated off the DL in early September, slashing .324/.350/.703 with three homers in the month, and figures to see most of the playing time at the keystone the rest of the way.

Dustin Ackley 2B/LF/CF/DH NYY 7 months ago

Ackley had a big three-run homer in the Yankees' win over the Mets on Sunday night and is starting to play more often at second base.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Yankees believe that Ackley's month-long stay on the DL helped him right the ship by healing his back. "This kid has had success before. I know this year has kind of been a tough year for him, but you start to wonder how much his back was bothering him and he didn't even realize it was bothering him," manager Joe Girardi said. "He took those couple of weeks off, went down to rehab and swung the bat great, and it's just continued here."

Dustin Ackley 2B/LF/CF/DH NYY 8 months ago

Ackley went 2-for-2 with a home run and three RBI in Sunday's win over the Blue Jays.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Ackley has now received consecutive starts at first base, reaching base four times between the two games. With Mark Teixeira officially out for the season, the 27-year-old appears to be the preferred backup to Greg Bird, and could see some additional time as a fourth or fifth outfield option.