AL East Bias: The Greek God Takes a Walk
Check out my bi-weekly jaunt around the American League East for I Hate JJ Redick.
New York Yankees
The Yankees have taken over the top spot in the AL East thanks to a run differential of +62, good for second in the AL behind only the Rangers. The Yankees benefited from Andy Pettitte’s unlikely return from retirement and a turnaround from Ivan Nova. Pettitte was hit on the ankle with a hard ground ball earlier this week and placed on the 60 day disabled list with a broken fibula. Pettitte won’t be able to return until late August at the earliest. C.C. Sabathia also landed on the DL this week with a left groin strain. The injuries to Pettitte and Sabathia could result in the the Yankees stepping up their efforts to acquire a starter like Ryan Dempster or Matt Garza in order to maintain their lead in the hotly contested AL East. Robinson Cano has been New York’s hottest hitter in June. The All Star second baseman has clubbed 10 home runs this month.