2013 New York Yankees season

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2013 New York Yankees
Andy Pettitte's Final Season
Mariano Rivera's Final Season
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Yankee Global Enterprises
General manager(s) Brian Cashman
Manager(s) Joe Girardi
Local television YES Network
WWOR-TV
(Michael Kay, Ken Singleton, several others as analysts)
Local radio New York Yankees Radio Network
(John Sterling, Suzyn Waldman)
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The 2013 New York Yankees season was the 113th season for the New York Yankees franchise. The Yankees began their season at home with an 8–2 loss against the Boston Red Sox on April 1.[1] Their interleague schedule included the Mets (away and home), Dodgers (away and home), at the Rockies and Padres while hosting the Diamondbacks and Giants.[2] The Yankees failed to reach the playoffs for the first time since 2008 and only the second time in nineteen years.

Pre-season acquisitions[edit]

  • On November 20, the Yankees re-signed Hiroki Kuroda to a one-year contract worth $15 million.[3]
  • On November 28, Yankees re-signed Andy Pettitte to a one-year contract worth $12 million.[4]
  • On November 30, Yankees re-signed Mariano Rivera to a one-year contract worth $10 million.[5]
  • On December 14, the Yankees signed Kevin Youkilis to a one-year contract worth $12 million.[6]
  • On December 19, the Yankees re-signed Ichiro Suzuki to a two-year contract worth $13 million.[7]
  • On February 1, the Yankees signed Travis Hafner to a one-year contract worth $2 million.[8]
  • On March 15, the Yankees signed Brennan Boesch to a one-year contract worth $1.5 million.[9]
  • On March 26, the Yankees acquired Vernon Wells in a trade for two minor league players.[10][11]

Regular season[edit]

April[edit]

Following a sour four-game sweep in the 2012 American League Championship Series and the loss of Derek Jeter to a broken ankle, expectations entering the Yankees' 113th season were uncharacteristically low. With the Blue Jays and Red Sox each making key acquisitions in the offseason as Yankee GM Brian Cashman's adjusted his strategy toward salary reduction, the American League East Division's reputation as a perennial powerhouse had shifted sharply against the Yankees. On Opening Day, the Bombers hosted their long–time rivals, the Boston Red Sox, but lost 8-2. Their second game of the season was also a defeat to Boston, but veteran pitcher Andy Pettitte was able to prevent an early sweep by the Red Sox by pitching to a 4-2 victory. Mariano Rivera would also earn his first save in what would be a farewell tour of sorts for the future Hall of Fame closer.

Much to the surprise of fans and pundits alike, the injury-plagued Yankees held a first place lead in the division by late April with a record of 16–10. Without the help of core players Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Curtis Granderson, and Mark Teixeira, all of whom had been assigned to extended DL stints, the Yankees remained competitive through shrewd acquisitions of journeyman and platoon roleplayers such as Travis Hafner, Brennan Boesch, Lyle Overbay, and former Boston Red Sox first-baseman Kevin Youkilis. Though Granderson and Teixeira would return to the Yankee lineup by early summer, both would return to the DL after each suffered further injury. By the end of May, the Yankees streak cooled following a four-game sweep by their crosstown rivals, the New York Mets.

June[edit]

Despite entering the month of June with winning records for both April and May, the Yankees would finish the third month of the season with unimpressive offensive productivity and, thanks in large part to continued injury, a frustratingly inconsistent lineup. On June 8, Andy Pettitte won his 250th career win and Mariano Rivera continued his age-defying season by earning his 22nd save. Following a sweep of the Cleveland Indians, the Yankees took three out of four games in Seattle and seemed capable of maintaining competitiveness until some of their core players returned. But by the end of an extended west coast trip, Kevin Youkilis and Mark Teixeira's injuries were aggravated and both were lost for the remainder of the season. The Yankees lost three games against the Oakland Athletics, including an 18-inning game to complete the sweep. The end of June looked bleak for the Yankees, winning only one of three games against the Texas Rangers and getting swept by the Baltimore Orioles for the first time since 2005. The Yankees finished June with a record of 11 wins and 16 losses, the first time a Yankee club had finished a month with a losing record since September 2010, where they went 12-15.

July[edit]

July showed some improvement after winning six straight games, their longest winning streak of the year. As was originally hoped at the beginning of the year, the return of much-needed reinforcements had started to look promising. Derek Jeter came back to the lineup for the first time since breaking his ankle in the 2012 ALCS, picking up a hit in his first at bat. Long-injured starting pitcher Michael Pineda also began playing in game situations in the minors, and third-baseman Alex Rodriguez had started at 20-game rehab assignment in Scranton. But Jeter's return was quickly marred by a quadriceps strain that would sideline the captain for several weeks after only one game.

With the summer trade deadline quickly approaching, the lack of right handed power, and the return dates of Rodriguez, Jeter, and Granderson still uncertain, the Yankees acquired outfielder Alfonso Soriano from the Chicago Cubs in the hopes of increasing the team's dismal power numbers (Soriano had hit 8 home runs the month prior to moving to New York, which is one more home run than the entire Yankee team had hit during that span). Soriano, who started his career with the Yankees, received a warm ovation from the Yankee fans upon his return on July 26. The New York Post reported soon after that Brian Cashman had reservations about acquiring Soriano, but was overruled by Yankee management.

Derek Jeter returned to the Yankee lineup for the second time on July 28 and hit a solo home run on the first pitch of his first at bat. Alfonso Soriano would hit a walk-off single to give the Yankees a 6-5 victory.

August[edit]

On August 5, Alex Rodriguez was suspended for 211 games (until the end of the 2014 MLB season) for his involvement with the South Florida anti-aging clinic Biogenesis. He promptly appealed this suspension and is allowed to resume play in the interim.

September[edit]

On September 25, 2013, the Yankees lost to the Tampa Bay Rays, which for the second time in the wild card era, eliminated them from making the playoffs for the first time since 2008.[12]

Roster[edit]

2013 New York Yankees
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = position

Pos Player
C Chris Stewart
1B Lyle Overbay
2B Robinson Canó
3B Alex Rodriguez
SS Eduardo Núñez
LF Curtis Granderson
CF Brett Gardner
RF Ichiro Suzuki
DH Alfonso Soriano

Pitching rotation[edit]

Note: Pos = position

# Spot in rotation Player
#1 CC Sabathia
#2 Hiroki Kuroda
#3 Andy Pettitte
#4 Phil Hughes
#5 Iván Nova

Season standings[edit]

American League East[edit]

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
(1) Boston Red Sox 97 65 0.599 53–28 44–37
(5) Tampa Bay Rays 92 71 0.564 51–30 41–41
New York Yankees 85 77 0.525 12 46–35 39–42
Baltimore Orioles 85 77 0.525 12 46–35 39–42
Toronto Blue Jays 74 88 0.457 23 40–41 34–47


American League Wild Card[edit]

Division Winners W L Pct.
Boston Red Sox 97 65 0.599
Oakland Athletics 96 66 0.593
Detroit Tigers 93 69 0.574


Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
Cleveland Indians 92 70 0.568
Tampa Bay Rays 92 71 0.564
Texas Rangers 91 72 0.558 1
Kansas City Royals 86 76 0.531
Baltimore Orioles 85 77 0.525
New York Yankees 85 77 0.525
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 78 84 0.481 13½
Toronto Blue Jays 74 88 0.457 17½
Seattle Mariners 71 91 0.438 20½
Minnesota Twins 66 96 0.407 25½
Chicago White Sox 63 99 0.389 28½
Houston Astros 51 111 0.315 40½


Highlights[edit]

  • On April 12, the Yankees turned a 4-6-5-6-5-3-4 triple play in the 8th inning against the Baltimore Orioles.
  • On May 30, the Yankees were swept by their crosstown rival New York Mets for the first time in the season series between the teams after a 3–1 loss at home. The Mets sweep come a full decade after the 2003 team sweeps six game from the Mets.[13][14]
  • On July 1, pitcher Andy Pettitte recorded his 1,958th strikeout as a New York Yankee, becoming the franchise's all-time strikeout leader with a strikeout of the Minnesota Twins' Justin Morneau, surpassing Whitey Ford.
  • On July 6, the Yankees set a season high six game win streak (winning their first six games in July) for their 2013 season. They accomplished this by winning 5–4 at Yankee Stadium over the Baltimore Orioles.

Game Log[edit]

Legend
Yankees Win Yankees Loss Game Postponed
Game Log

Detailed records[edit]

2013 AL Records
Source: AL Standings Head-to-Head
Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET HOU KC LAA MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL
Baltimore 11–8 4–3 3–4 4–2 4–2 3–4 5–2 3–3 9–10 5–2 2–4 6–13 5–2 10–9 11–9
Boston 8–11 4–2 6–1 3–4 6–1 2–5 3–3 4–3 13–6 3–3 6–1 12–7 2–4 11–8 14–6
Chicago 3–4 2–4 2–17 7–12 3–4 9–10 3–4 8–11 3–3 2–5 3–3 2–5 4–2 4–3 8–12
Cleveland 4–3 1–6 17–2 4–15 6–1 10–9 4–2 13–6 1–6 5–2 5–2 2–4 5–1 4–2 11–9
Detroit 2–4 4–3 12–7 15–4 6–1 9–10 0–6 11–8 3–3 3–4 5–2 3–3 3–4 5–2 12–8
Houston 2–4 1–6 4–3 1–6 1–6 2–4 10–9 1–5 1–5 4–15 9–10 2–5 2–17 3–4 8–12
Kansas City 4–3 5–2 10–9 9–10 10–9 4–2 2–5 15–4 2–5 1–5 4–3 6–1 3–3 2–4 9–11
Los Angeles 2–5 3–3 4–3 2–4 6–0 9–10 5–2 1–5 3–4 8–11 11–8 4–3 4–15 6–1 10–10
Minnesota 3–3 3–4 11–8 6–13 8–11 5–1 4–15 5–1 2–5 1–6 4–3 1–6 4–3 1–5 8–12
New York 10–9 6–13 3–3 6–1 3–3 5–1 5–2 4–3 5–2 1–5 4–3 7–12 3–4 14–5 9–11
Oakland 2–5 3–3 5–2 2–5 4–3 15–4 5–1 11–8 6–1 5–1 8–11 3–3 10–9 4–3 13–7
Seattle 4–2 1–6 3–3 2–5 2–5 10–9 3–4 8–11 3–4 3–4 11–8 3–3 7–12 3–3 8–12
Tampa Bay 13–6 7–12 5–2 4–2 3–3 5–2 1–6 3–4 6–1 12–7 3–3 3–3 3–4 11–8 12–8
Texas 2–5 4–2 2–4 1–5 4–3 17–2 3–3 15–4 3–4 4–3 9–10 12–7 4–3 1–6 10–10
Toronto 9–10 8–11 3–4 2–4 2–5 4–3 4–2 1–6 5–1 5–14 3–4 3–3 8–11 6–1 11–9

Updated for games through September 29, 2013


Player Stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Updated: August 25, 2013

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB AVG OBP SLG
Robinson Canó 160 605 81 190 41 0 27 107 65 85 7 .314 .383 .516
Brett Gardner 145 539 81 147 33 10 8 52 52 127 24 .273 .344 .416
Ichiro Suzuki 150 520 57 136 15 3 7 35 26 63 20 .262 .297 .342
Vernon Wells 130 424 45 99 16 0 11 50 30 73 7 .233 .282 .349
Jayson Nix 87 267 32 63 9 1 3 24 24 80 13 .236 .308 .311
Lyle Overbay 142 445 43 107 24 1 14 59 36 111 2 .240 .295 .393
Travis Hafner 82 262 31 53 8 1 12 37 32 79 2 .202 .301 .378
Chris Stewart 109 294 28 62 6 0 4 25 30 49 4 .211 .293 .272
David Adams 43 140 10 27 5 1 2 13 9 43 0 .193 .252 .286
Austin Romine 60 135 15 28 9 0 1 10 8 37 1 .207 .255 .296
Kevin Youkilis 28 105 12 23 7 0 2 8 8 31 0 .219 .305 .343
Eduardo Núñez 90 304 38 79 17 4 3 28 20 51 10 .260 .307 .372
Brennan Boesch 23 51 6 14 2 1 3 8 2 9 0 .275 .302 .529
Ben Francisco 21 44 4 5 0 0 1 1 5 11 0 .114 .220 .182
Reid Brignac 17 44 1 5 1 0 0 0 1 17 0 .114 .133 .136
Alex Rodriguez 44 156 21 38 7 0 7 19 23 43 4 .244 .348 .423
Alfonso Soriano 58 219 37 56 8 0 17 50 21 67 8 .256 .325 .525
Derek Jeter 17 63 8 12 1 0 1 7 8 10 0 .190 .288 .254
Francisco Cervelli 17 52 12 14 3 0 3 8 8 9 0 .269 .377 .500
Mark Teixeira 15 53 5 8 1 0 3 12 8 19 0 .151 .270 .340
Zoilo Almonte 34 106 9 25 4 0 1 9 6 19 3 .236 .274 .302
Chris Nelson 10 36 3 8 2 0 0 2 1 11 0 .222 .243 .278
Curtis Granderson 61 214 31 49 13 2 7 15 27 69 8 .229 .317 .407
Alberto González 13 34 3 6 1 0 0 4 0 6 0 .176 .176 .206
Thomas Neal 4 11 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 .182 .308 .182
Corban Joseph 2 6 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 .167 .286 .333
Luis Cruz 16 55 6 10 1 0 0 5 1 13 1 .182 .224 .200

Pitching[edit]

Updated: August 25, 2013

Player G W L W/L SV ERA GS SVO IP H R ER HR BB SO AVG WHIP
David Robertson 70 5 1 5–1 3 2.04 0 5 66.1 51 15 15 5 18 77 .213 1.04
Boone Logan 61 5 2 5–2 0 3.23 0 2 39.1 33 15 14 7 13 50 .236 1.18
Mariano Rivera 64 6 2 6–2 44 2.11 0 51 64.0 58 16 15 6 9 54 .236 1.05
Shawn Kelley 57 4 2 4–2 0 4.39 0 1 53.1 47 28 26 8 23 71 .233 1.31
Preston Claiborne 44 0 2 0–2 0 4.11 0 0 50.1 51 23 23 7 14 42 .260 1.29
Joba Chamberlain 45 2 1 2–1 1 4.93 0 1 42.0 47 23 23 8 26 38 .278 1.74
David Phelps 22 6 5 6–5 0 4.98 12 1 86.2 88 50 48 8 35 79 .265 1.42
CC Sabathia 32 14 13 14–13 0 4.78 32 0 211.0 224 122 112 28 65 175 .272 1.37
Hiroki Kuroda 32 11 13 11–13 0 3.31 32 0 201.1 191 79 74 20 43 150 .249 1.16
Phil Hughes 30 4 14 4–14 0 5.19 29 0 145.2 170 91 84 24 42 121 .293 1.46
Andy Pettitte 30 11 11 11–11 0 3.74 30 0 185.1 198 85 77 17 48 128 .275 1.33
Adam Warren 34 3 2 3–2 1 3.39 2 1 77.0 80 29 29 10 30 64 .268 1.43
Iván Nova 23 9 6 9–6 0 3.08 20 0 139.1 135 49 48 9 44 116 .258 1.28
Vidal Nuño 5 1 2 1–2 0 2.25 3 0 20.0 16 5 5 2 6 9 .213 1.10
Cody Eppley 2 0 0 0–0 0 21.60 0 0 1.2 4 4 4 0 0 1 .500 2.40
Chris Bootcheck 1 0 0 0–0 0 9.00 0 0 1.0 2 1 1 0 2 1 .400 4.00
Alberto González 1 0 0 0–0 0 0.00 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00
David Huff 14 3 1 3–1 0 5.50 2 0 37.2 33 23 23 7 9 31 .237 1.12
Brett Marshall 3 0 0 0–0 0 4.50 0 0 12.0 13 6 6 3 7 7 .283 1.67

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders International League Dave Miley
AA Trenton Thunder Eastern League Tony Franklin
A Tampa Yankees Florida State League Luis Sojo
A Charleston RiverDogs South Atlantic League Al Pedrique
Short-Season A Staten Island Yankees New York–Penn League Justin Pope
Rookie GCL Yankees 1 Gulf Coast League Tom Nieto
Rookie GCL Yankees 2 Gulf Coast League Mario Garza

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Trenton[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Red Sox 8, Yankees 2". MLB.com. April 1, 2013. 
  2. ^ Hoch, Bryan (September 12, 2012). "Yanks' rivalries with Dodgers, Giants renewed in '13". MLB.com. MLB.com. 
  3. ^ DiComo, Anthony. "Kuroda re-signs with Yankees on one-year deal". MLB.com. Retrieved April 6, 2013. "Seeking stability in their rotation, the Yankees on Tuesday turned to the same place they found it a year before. The club re-signed Hiroki Kuroda to a one-year contract worth a reported $15 million plus incentives, answering perhaps the most critical question of New York's offseason." 
  4. ^ "IT’S OFFICIAL!! ANDY PETTITTE RESIGNS WITH THE YANKEE’S FOR $12 MILLION/ 1 YEAR". Retrieved April 6, 2013. "After only making 12 starts last season, Yankee’s pitcher Andy Pettitte has officially signed on to pitch for the 2013 season. Pettitte had a difficult time last season staying healthy. He was placed on the disabled list two times last season after announcing in March 2012 his return from retirement. Pettitte spoke to Sabathia, Jeter and Rivera during process, but they didn’t try to lobby him. They just let him know how much he was wanted Pettitte was 5-4 with a 2.87 ERA. He signed for $12 million dollars/ one year. His contract also includes bonuses." 
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  7. ^ "Ichiro re-signs with Yankees". SportsData. Retrieved April 6, 2013. "The New York Yankees officially brought outfielder Ichiro Suzuki back into the fold by announcing a two-year, $13 million deal late Tuesday night." 
  8. ^ Wallace Matthews, Andrew Marchand and. "Yankees lock up Travis Hafner". ESPNNewYork.com. Retrieved April 6, 2013. "Travis Hafner and the New York Yankees have agreed to a one-year, $2 million contract that allows him to earn up to $4 million more in bonuses based on plate appearances." 
  9. ^ Waldstein, David (March 15, 2013). "Yanks Look for Help in Others’ Castoffs". The New York Times. Retrieved April 6, 2013. "The Yankees signed Boesch to a one-year major league deal worth $1.5 million and $600,000 in incentives, his agent, Scott Boras, said." 
  10. ^ Dierkes, Tim. "Yankees Acquire Vernon Wells". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved April 5, 2013. "A player with a supposedly untradeable contract has been dealt for a second time, as the Yankees acquired outfielder Vernon Wells from the Angels on a salary dump deal. The trade was announced officially today, and the Halos received a couple of token minor leaguers in outfielder Exicardo Cayones and lefty reliever Kramer Sneed. The big benefit for the Angels was salary relief, as the Yankees will reportedly assume a surprising $13.9MM of the $42MM owed to Wells for 2013-14, of which they'll pay $11.5MM this year to avoid a luxury tax hit in 2014. Wells was happy to waive his no-trade clause and escape a likely fate of being buried on the Angels' bench." 
  11. ^ "Angels trade outfielder Vernon Wells to Yankees in exchange for OF Exicardo Cayones, LHP Kramer Sneed and cash considerations". Angels Press Release. Retrieved April 5, 2013. "The Angels Tuesday traded outfielder Vernon Wells to the New York Yankees in exchange for outfielder Exicardo Cayones, LHP Kramer Sneed and cash considerations. Today's transaction was announced by General Manager Jerry Dipoto.The Colorado Rockies sent former 3B Chris Nelson to the Yankees for cash." 
  12. ^ "Yankees eliminated with Indians’ victory". NBC Sports. Retrieved September 26, 2013. 
  13. ^ Baseball-Reference.com (2003). "2003 New York Yankees game log". Baseball-Reference.com. The 2003 game log shows victories over the Mets. Retrieved June 5, 2013. 
  14. ^ Waldstein, David (May 30, 2013). "Where No Mets Have Gone Before". The New York Times. . Article cites the Yankees 2003 season series sweep: The only other Subway Series sweep was in 2003, when the Yankees won all six games on their way to winning the American League pennant. -- New York Times. May 31, 2013.
  15. ^ Leventhal, Josh, ed. (2013). Baseball America 2014 Almanac. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America. ISBN 978-1-932391-48-0. 

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