Ackley was released by the Mariners on Tuesday, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.
Ackley hadn't been doing too poorly this spring, recording a .776 OPS in limited at-bats, but he'll nevertheless have to look elsewhere for work. The 31-year-old hasn't played a game in the majors since 2016 and hasn't had an above-average batting line at the highest level since his debut season back in 2011.
Ackley signed a minor-league contract with the Mariners on Wednesday, Jon Heyman of FancredSports.com reports.
Ackley is back with the team who drafted him after spending the previous two seasons with the Angels' Triple-A affiliate. The 30-year-old hasn't appeared in the majors since 2016, when he struggled to a .148/.243/.148 slash line across 28 games with the Yankees.
Ackley signed a minor-league contract with the Angels on Wednesday, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
Ackley is back with the Angels after spending all of the 2017 season with their Triple-A affiliate. The second overall pick in the 2009 draft will report to Triple-A Salt Lake, where he hit .261/.340/.376 across 116 games last year. He'll serve as organizational depth.
Ackley (shoulder) went 1-for-4 with two runs, one RBI and one strikeout in the first game of the season for Triple-A Salt Lake.
He was deployed as the DH, and should eventually slot into the field once his shoulder improves. Ackley is simply expected to serve as organizational depth this season, and the Angels would need to purchase his contract and add him to the 40-man roster if they want to summon him from Triple-A.
Ackley (shoulder) was reassigned to the Angels' minor-league camp on Friday.
It serves as another indication that Ackley will begin the season at Triple-A Salt Lake, where he will continue to rehab his ailing shoulder. The lefty had just five hits in 10 Cactus League games this spring, so he'll look to boost both his health and overall production in the minors.
Ackley (shoulder) is expected to be assigned to Triple-A Salt Lake shortly after the regular season begins, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Ackley has been limited by a shoulder injury throughout spring training, preventing him from doing anything more than serving as the DH. As of now, the plan is for Ackley to remain in Arizona at the team's facility when the regular season begins, and he's expected to be optioned to Salt Lake following the conclusion of the team's season-opening four-game set against the Athletics.
Ackley (shoulder) will serve as the DH and bat sixth in the order in Wednesday's split-squad game against the Mariners.
Ackley's shoulder injury has limited him to just six appearances all spring, and the fact that he's still confined to DH duties doesn't bode well for the non-roster invitee's chances of winning an Opening Day spot. If Ackley fails to break camp with the Angels, he'll likely begin the campaign at Triple-A Salt Lake.
Ackley (shoulder) played in a B-game Thursday as the designated hitter, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.
Ackley stated that he still isn't ready to play defense in games yet, but manager Mike Scioscia was encouraged by the progress the utility man made and said he looked good in his first glimpse of action. Once he is able to play the field, the 29-year-old is expected to begin by playing first base before progressing to more throwing-intensive positions. As he advances more in his fielding capability, a timetable for his full return should become clearer.
Ackley (shoulder) has begun taking part in light throwing and batting practice, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.
These are small but positive steps for Ackley as he recovers from a torn labrum that forced him to miss a majority of last year. The 29-year-old is still aiming to compete for a role on the Angels' bench this coming season, where he says he can play a variety of positions. Ackley's performance has fallen off in the past few years, so look for steadier progression before giving him any fantasy consideration.
Ackley (shoulder) has not yet been cleared to throw in spring training, but he has started taking ground balls, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Ackley is still recovering from surgery in June 2016 to repair a torn labrum. If he is able to secure a spot on the Halos' roster he will be strictly used for depth.
Ackley agreed to a minor league deal with the Angels on Saturday that includes an invitation to spring training.
The 28-year-old has fallen off quite a bit since being drafted No. 2 overall in 2009. He missed most of last season recovering from a torn labrum, and he struggled in the few appearances he made. Ackley owns a career .241/.304/.367 line and will likely serve as depth if he catches on with the Angels.
Ackley was released by the Yankees on Friday, Sweeny Murti of Sportsradio 66 WFAN reports.
The former No. 2 overall pick will be looking for a new team after losing most of his 2016 to a torn labrum that required surgery. Ackley hasn't posted an above average OPS since his rookie year in 2011 while also moving into a corner role on defense, so he's strictly depth at this point for whichever team picks him up.
Ackley (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Saturday.
Ackley will miss the rest of the 2016 season and may have played his last game wearing pinstripes. He successfully underwent surgery Friday morning to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder. Ackley had battled a couple minor injuries in addition to the labrum during the 2016 season and will have the rest of the year to recover.
Ackley (shoulder) will have season-ending surgery on his torn labrum, Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal reports.
This is yet another major blow to the Yankees' first base depth as Ackley was serving as Mark Teixeira's backup, and Teixera himself has not had a clean bill of health this season. Ackley's injury further magnifies the loss of Greg Bird, who was lost for the season with a torn labrum in February. The Yankees could plug Ronnie Torreyes in at first on occasion with Ackley done for the season, or they could give Brian McCann some starts there as well.
Ackley has been diagnosed with a torn labrum according to manager Joe Girardi, Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal reports.
Ackley now faces the possibility of surgery after what was initially called a dislocated right shoulder. Considering that Ackley throws with his right hand, surgery to repair a torn labrum could very well end up costing him the 2016 season. It's yet another tough loss for the Yankees, who just recently managed to climb out of the cellar in the AL East. Look for an official announcement from the team if surgery is ultimately determined to be the best option.
Ackley was placed on the 15-day DL Monday due to a dislocated right shoulder.
Ackley felt his shoulder "pop" in Sunday's loss to the Rays, and an MRI later revealed that is was dislocated. He'll land on the disabled list as a result, and the Yankees will call up infielder Rob Refsnyder to take his spot on the roster.
Ackley suffered a shoulder injury in Sunday's loss to the Rays and will undergo an MRI, MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reports.
Ackley said he felt his shoulder pop out when he dove back into first base while attempting to retrieve a pickoff throw, which resulted in the Yankees bringing the ailing Mark Teixeira (neck) into the game late as a defensive replacement. Manager Joe Girardi told the media that it's a "distinct possibility" that Ackley will have to head to the DL, but the Yankees won't make a decision on that front until the results of the MRI are read.
Ackley is in the lineup and batting sixth for Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays.
Ackley is hitting a lowly .163 with four RBI in 23 games this season and will give Mark Teixeira the day off to rest, but he doesn't appear to offer much fantasy value.
Ackley went 1-for-3 with a pair of RBI and runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Royals.
Ackley came up with a clutch hit to tie the score at six in the seventh inning, and the Yankees eventually pulled away for good after that. The 28-year-old has started to see regular playing time with both Alex Rodriguez and Jacoby Ellsbury nursing injuries, as Ackley has started in six straight games. He's hitting just .143, but the at bats figure to keep coming until the Yankees return to full health.
Ackley is starting at first base and batting seventh Tuesday against the Rangers, Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal reports.
This marks the third time this season that Ackley will play first base for New York. With Alex Rodriguez (oblique) still on the shelf, Ackley could be in line for more time at first base if the Yankees opt to use Mark Teixeira as the designated hitter more frequently. This could help out Ackley's fantasy outlook going forward if he can garner enough starts at first base to become eligible there, although that greatly depends on how long Rodriguez is out and how the Yankees decide to utilize the designated hitter position going forward.
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