Neil Walker
1B/2B/3B/RF FA
2 months ago

Walker (shin) will man the hot corner and hit fifth in the order against Tampa Bay on Thursday, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

Walker won't miss any additional time after exiting Wednesday's defeat in the eighth inning after getting struck by a pitch on the shin. Post-game X-rays came back clean, so this shouldn't be an issue moving forward.

Neil Walker
1B/2B/3B/RF FA
2 months ago

X-rays on Walker's shin came back negative, Pete Caldera of The Bergen Record reports.

EDGE Analysis

Walker exited Wednesday's game in the eighth inning after getting hit by a pitch on the shin. Fortunately, subsequent tests ruled out a fracture, leaving Walker day-to-day. The second baseman was 1-for-3 with a three-run homer prior to exiting.

Neil Walker
1B/2B/3B/RF FA
2 months ago

Walker went 1-for-2 with a three-run home run, a walk and a strikeout in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Walker was 3-for-21 in September prior to Tuesday's game, but supplied the Yankees all the offense they needed in the series opener. The veteran switch hitter started at first base but should continue to see inconsistent opportunities due to his .220/.307/.346 slash line and with the Yankees lineup returned to full health with Aaron Judge's return.

Neil Walker
1B/2B/3B/RF FA
2 months ago

Walker is out of the lineup Sunday against the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

Walker will take a seat while the Yankees shift Gleyber Torres over to the keystone and make room at shortstop for the recently acquired Adeiny Hechavarria. Though Hechavarria boasts a solid glove, it's uncertain if that will be enough for him to capture a full-time role with the Yankees while the team awaits the return of Didi Gregorius (heel). Once Gregorius is reinstated from the 10-day disabled list, both Walker and Hechavarria will likely struggle to find consistent at-bats.

Neil Walker
1B/2B/3B/RF FA
3 months ago

Walker is not in the lineup Tuesday against the White Sox, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

Walker will retreat to the bench for what appears to be a regular day off following a string of seven straight starts. Ronald Torreyes is starting at the keystone in this one.

Neil Walker
1B/2B/3B/RF FA
3 months ago

Walker is out of the lineup Sunday against the Blue Jays, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic New York reports.

EDGE Analysis

Walker has settled in as the Yankees' primary right fielder while Aaron Judge (wirst) remains sidelined, but he'll get the day off with the Blue Jays bringing a lefty (Ryan Borucki) to the hill. The switch-hitting Walker owns a .169/.222/.254 batting line (28 wRC+) versus southpaws this season.

Neil Walker
1B/2B/3B/RF FA
3 months ago

Walker went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run in Friday's 7-5 victory over the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

Although the Yankees would face a four-run deficit early in the ballgame, Walker would hand his team a 5-4 lead in the fourth inning after slugging his seventh homer of the season. Heading into Friday's series opener, Walker had been held hitless over his previous four games. He's hitting just .219 with 17 extra-base hits and 33 RBI through 84 contests this year, but he should continue to see an uptick in playing time in right field with Aaron Judge (wrist) still on the disabled list.

Neil Walker
1B/2B/3B/RF FA
3 months ago

Walker is starting in right field for the second consecutive game Sunday against the Rangers, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran has played very little outfield in his career, but considering he holds a .914 OPS over the past 30 games, it's easy to see why the Yankees are trying to get Walker's bat in the lineup in any way possible. With Aaron Judge (wrist) still not fully swinging a bat, Walker may get a few more looks in right field during the coming weeks and could even pick up outfield positional eligibility when everything is said and done.

Neil Walker
1B/2B/3B/RF FA
3 months ago

Walker (neck, illness) will start in right field and bat seventh against Texas on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Walker is back in the lineup after being held out of Friday's contest due to both an illness and a neck issue. It's clear manager Aaron Boone is doing whatever he can to get Walker's bat in the lineup, as this will be one of the few games in his career where he will man an outfield position. Since the All-Star break, Walker is hitting .340/.386/.560 with three home runs and 10 RBI in 16 games.

Neil Walker
1B/2B/3B/RF FA
3 months ago

Walker was unavailable Friday due to both an illness and a neck issue, Marc Carig of The Athletic New York reports.

EDGE Analysis

Walker sat out after starting four straight games. The severity of each issue is not yet clear.