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Edwin Encarnacion trade about to send popular Yankees to bench

CHICAGO — Brett Gardner and Gio Urshela figure to impacted by the acquisition of Edwin Encarnacion and Giancarlo Stanton’s return from the injured list more than anybody else. Encarnacion will be used mostly as a DH, which means Luke Voit will handle first base. That means DJ LeMahieu likely will get increased playing time at...

Yankees quell all fears with drubbing of White Sox

CHICAGO — Late Friday night, there were real signs the foundation built by the Yankees in the opening two months of the season had severe cracks. J.A. Happ and CC Sabathia were punished in the first two games of a four-game series by the White Sox, the Yankees’ lineup totaled six runs and they had...

Yankees’ plan for Encarnacion will have many ripple effects

CHICAGO — Edwin Encarnacion doesn’t solve the Yankees’ need for a starting pitcher but he certainly will add muscle to a lineup that is in the process of inserting big biceps. Acquired from the Mariners on Saturday night for minor league pitching prospect Juan Then, Encarnacion will debut Monday in the first of three games...

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