DTDDustin Ackley
1B NYY
4 days ago

Ackley (shoulder) will serve as the DH and bat sixth in the order in Wednesday's split-squad game against the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

Ackley's shoulder injury has limited him to just six appearances all spring, and the fact that he's still confined to DH duties doesn't bode well for the non-roster invitee's chances of winning an Opening Day spot. If Ackley fails to break camp with the Angels, he'll likely begin the campaign at Triple-A Salt Lake.

DTDDustin Ackley
1B NYY
2 weeks ago

Ackley (shoulder) played in a B game Thursday as the designated hitter, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ackley stated that he still isn't ready to play defense in games yet, but manager Mike Scioscia was still encouraged by the progress the utility man made and said he looked good in his first glimpse of action. Once he is able to play the field, the 29-year-old is expected to begin by playing first base before progressing to more throwing-intensive positions. As he advances more in his fielding capability, a timetable for his full return should become clearer.

DTDDustin Ackley
1B NYY
3 weeks ago

Ackley (shoulder) has begun taking part in light throwing and batting practice, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

These are small but positive steps for Ackley as he recovers from a torn labrum that forced him to miss a majority of last year. The 29-year-old is still aiming to compete for a role on the Angels' bench this coming season, where he says he can play a variety of positions. Ackley's performance has fallen off in the past few seasons, so look for steadier progression before giving him any fantasy value.

DTDDustin Ackley
1B NYY
1 month ago

Ackley (shoulder) has not yet been cleared to throw in spring training, but he has started taking ground balls, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ackley is still recovering from surgery in June 2016 to repair a torn labrum. If he is able to secure a spot on the Halos' roster he will be strictly used for depth.

DTDDustin Ackley
1B NYY
2 months ago

Ackley agreed to a minor league deal with the Angels on Saturday that includes an invitation to spring training.

EDGE Analysis

The 28-year-old has fallen off quite a bit since being drafted No. 2 overall in 2009. He missed most of last season recovering from a torn labrum, but he struggled in the few appearances he was given. Ackley owns a career .241/.304/.367 line, and will likely serve as depth if he catches on with the Angels.

DTDDustin Ackley
1B NYY
4 months ago

Ackley was released by the Yankees on Friday, Sweeny Murti of Sportsradio 66 WFAN reports.

EDGE Analysis

The former No. 2 overall pick will be looking for a new team after losing most of his 2016 to a torn labrum that required surgery. Ackley hasn't posted an above average OPS since his rookie year in 2011 while also moving into a corner role on defense, so he's strictly depth at this point for whichever team picks him up.

DTDDustin Ackley
1B NYY
10 months ago

Ackley (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Ackley will miss the rest of the 2016 season and may have played his last game wearing pinstripes. He successfully underwent surgery Friday morning to repair his torn labrum in his right shoulder, which went well according to manager Joe Girardi. Ackley had battled a couple minor injuries in addition to the labrum during the 2016 season and will have the rest of the year to recover.

DTDDustin Ackley
1B NYY
10 months ago

Ackley (shoulder) will have season-ending surgery on his torn labrum, Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is yet another major blow to the Yankees' first base depth as Ackley was serving as Mark Teixeira's backup, and Teixera himself has not had a clean bill of health this season. Ackley's injury further magnifies the loss of Greg Bird, who was lost for the season with a torn labrum in February. The Yankees could plug Ronnie Torreyes in at first on occasion with Ackley done for the season, or they could give Brian McCann some starts there as well.

DTDDustin Ackley
1B NYY
10 months ago

Ackley has been diagnosed with a torn labrum according to manager Joe Girardi, Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ackley now faces the possibility of surgery after what was initially called a dislocated right shoulder. Considering that Ackley throws with his right hand, surgery to repair a torn labrum could very well end up costing him the 2016 season. It's yet another tough loss for the Yankees, who just recently managed to climb out of the cellar in the AL East. Look for an official announcement from the team if surgery is ultimately determined to be the best option.

DTDDustin Ackley
1B NYY
10 months ago

Ackley was placed on the 15-day DL Monday due to a dislocated right shoulder.

EDGE Analysis

Ackley felt his shoulder "pop" in Sunday's loss to the Rays, and an MRI later revealed that is was dislocated. He'll land on the disabled list as a result, and the Yankees will call up infielder Rob Refsnyder to take his spot on the roster.