Sun, 19 Apr 2015 08:45:50 -0700
New York Yankees C Brian McCann is not in the starting lineup Sunday, April 19. C J.R. Murphy will be the starting catcher for the Yankees.
Fantasy Tip: McCann ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) likely is just receiving a day off and will play in the next game. Murphy ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) has gone 3-for-10 with two doubles in 2015 and could be a cheaper option for owners to consider.
Sat, 11 Apr 2015 07:38:17 -0700
New York Yankees C Brian McCann is not in the starting lineup Saturday, April 11. C J.R. Murphy is starting at catcher.
Fantasy Tip: The Yankees played 19 innings Friday, April 10, which is probably why McCann is receiving an off day. Murphy ($1,600, 3.2% of the cap) has hit two doubles in four at bats this season and could be a cheap option on FantasyScore.
Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:29:29 -0700
New York Yankees OF Brett Gardner, C Brian McCann and 2B Stephen Drew are not in the starting lineup against Toronto Blue Jays SP Daniel Norris Thursday, April 9. OF Chris Young is starting in left field and hitting sixth, C J.R. Murphy is catching and hitting seventh and INF Gregorio Petit is starting at the keystone and hitting eighth.
Fantasy Tip: With the Yanks facing a southpaw, it makes sense that Gardner, McCann and Drew - all lefty swingers - have the day off. Young ($3,000, 6.0% of cap), Murphy ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) and Petit don't move the needle at all at FantasyScore.
Sat, 06 Sep 2014 11:18:10 -0700
The New York Yankees have recalled C Austin Romine from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, as a result of C Francisco Cervelli (head) being unavailable to play Saturday, Sept. 6, because of migraines. C J.R. Murphy is starting behind the plate against the Kansas City Royals Saturday.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:31:02 -0700
New York Yankees C J.R. Murphy, RP Preston Claiborne, P Bryan Mitchell, SP Chase Whitley, RP Rich Hill, OF Antoan Richardson and RP Chaz Roe were recalled from the minors Tuesday, Sept. 2.
Tue, 17 Jun 2014 15:08:28 -0700
The New York Yankees activated C Francisco Cervelli (hamstring) from the 60-day disabled list Tuesday, June 17, and optioned C J.R. Murphy to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in a corresponding move.
Tue, 17 Jun 2014 14:06:15 -0700
The New York Yankees are receiving plenty of calls on C J.R. Murphy, who was optioned to the minors Tuesday, June 17, according to a source.
Sat, 14 Jun 2014 11:53:11 -0700
Updating a previous report, New York Yankees C Francisco Cervelli (hamstring) will be activated from the disabled list Tuesday, June 18. C J.R. Murphy will be optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre at that time. Cervelli was eligible to return Friday, June 13, but C Brian McCann is slated to catch all three games of the Oakland Athletics series and manager Joe Girardi did not want Cervelli to fly across the country when he wasn't scheduled to play.
Thu, 12 Jun 2014 19:05:07 -0700
New York Yankees C J.R. Murphy probably will be sent down to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre when C Francisco Cervelli (hamstring) is ready to come off the 60-day disabled list. Manager Joe Girardi said the team has not decided if Murphy will be sent down.
Mon, 12 May 2014 16:38:09 -0700
New York Yankees C Francisco Cervelli (hamstring) has progressed to running during his rehab, and he could be ready to play before mid-June. C J.R. Murphy has played well with Cervelli out, so Cervelli won't be guaranteed a spot when he's healthy.