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The New York Yankees kick-started the 2024 MLB season hot with a 9-2 record. With a series sweep in Houston, the Yanks fought hard against the Arizona Diamondbacks to claim victory. Finally, it was time to return home to the Bronx, where the team was nearly invincible.

That being said, with the season progressing faster, the New York Yankees front office decided on some roster changes. The pitching department, especially the bullpen force, has been a little inconsistent. Therefore, to fix the loopholes, the team made a couple of swaps ahead of the Miami Marlins series.


Yankees Call Up Josh Maciejewski To Bolster Bullpen Depth!

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The New York Yankees have made a strategic move to bolster their bullpen depth with the addition of left-handed pitcher Josh Maciejewski. On Monday, prior to the team’s series opener against the Miami Marlins, the Yanks announced a couple of roster changes. To accommodate Josh, the team optioned Jake Cousins back to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Moreover, Clayton Andrews was assigned to make room on the 40-man roster. Maciejewski immediately made his debut by pitching a scoreless ninth inning vs the Marlins. Notably, Maciejewski is a promising young pitcher who brings a unique skill set and versatility to the Yanks’ bullpen. With a strong left arm and a variety of pitches in his arsenal, he offers manager Aaron Boone additional options for matchups and situational pitching scenarios throughout the season.

Interestingly, the New York Yankees bullpen hasn’t been the same since the team materialized a trade for Juan Soto. To land the generational star, the club had to part with key bullpen pieces, including Michael King, Jhony Brito, Randy Vasquez, and Drew Thorpe. Regardless, the franchise ended up investing in low-cost pitchers, with Luke Weaver making a comeback. Despite a slow start, the bullpen gained life in the series finale against the Blue Jays last week when relief pitchers saved the day after Luis Gil’s roller-coaster start. Overall, the addition of Josh Maciejewski signals the Yanks’ commitment to building a championship-caliber roster capable of contending for a World Series title. With a strong core of players and a revamped bullpen, the team is poised to make a statement in the highly competitive landscape of MLB.

Yanks Demolish Marlins With 7-0 Scoreline At Home!

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Nestor Cortes smiles after pitching. via @Yankees Twitter

The New York Yankees continued their dominance with a staggering win over the Miami Marlins at home on Monday. In a game delayed by hours due to a solar eclipse, the host team gave fans enough reasons to cheer about. Juan Soto and Anthony Volpe dazzled with a three-run bomb each. Stanton stayed hot with two drives, with Alex Verdugo and Jose Trevino coming up with hits.

Importantly, Nestor Cortes delivered one of the most special outings of his career. He pitched eight shutout innings and allowed a mere two hits while striking out six batters. Josh Maciejewski relieved him in the ninth innings to close the game with an exceptional 7-0 scoreline. The three-game series will resume at the Yankee Stadium on Tuesday.

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