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September 6, 2021 11:16 AM
Yankees' Chris Gittens: Back from 7-day IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gittens (hamstring) was reinstated from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre's 7-day injured list Saturday, and he went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts in his return to the starting lineup.

Gittens was sidelined for approximately two weeks with the hamstring injury. The 27-year-old has submitted a monstrous 1.160 OPS at Triple-A this season, but he likely won't be in the mix for a September call-up now that the Yankees have Anthony Rizzo and Luke Voit on hand to pick up work at first base.

September 3, 2021 03:28 PM
Yankees' Chris Gittens: Nearing return at Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gittens, who has been on the 7-day injured list at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre with a muscle issue between his hamstring and quad, was seen running the bases prior to Friday's game and could be nearing a return, Conor Foley of The Scranton Times-Tribune reports.

The 27-year-old slugger has been out since Aug. 20. He hit .267/.389/.700 with four home runs and 12 strikeouts in 30 August at-bats with the RailRiders.

August 13, 2021 06:44 PM
Yankees' Chris Gittens: Activated and optioned
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gittens (ankle) was activated off the 10-day injured list Friday and optioned to Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes-Barre.

Gittens spent time in the big leagues in June and July but didn't make much of an impression in limited playing time, hitting .111/.250/.194 in 44 trips to the plate. Anthony Rizzo is still on the COVID-19 injured list, but the Yankees also have Luke Voit to play first base, so Gittens isn't needed at the moment.

August 8, 2021 01:12 PM
Yankees' Chris Gittens: Initiates rehab assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gittens (ankle) reported to Double-A Somerset on Sunday to begin a rehab assignment.

Gittens has been on the shelf since July 25 with a sprained right ankle, but he'll likely only need a few games in the minors to convince the Yankees he's fully healthy. Even if the Yankees elect to keep Gittens up with the big club once he's reinstated from the 10-day injured list, he'll likely be limited to a depth role at first base behind Luke Voit, who is set to take over as the club's primary first baseman while Anthony Rizzo (illness) is on the COVID-19 IL.

August 5, 2021 03:32 PM
Yankees' Chris Gittens: Takes part in fielding drills
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gittens (ankle) was spotted performing fielding drills at first base Thursday, Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports.

The workout marks the first known baseball activity Gittens has performed on the field since he was placed on the 10-day injured list July 25 with a sprained left ankle. Gittens is without a clear timeline for a return, but once activated, he'll most likely be optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The Yankees acquired Anthony Rizzo from the Cubs last week to take over as their everyday first baseman, while the player Gittens had been replacing, Luke Voit (knee), is on the track to beat him back from the IL.

July 25, 2021 12:28 PM
Yankees' Chris Gittens: Heads to injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gittens was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday with a sprained right ankle.

Gittens suffered the injury during Saturday's contest when he stepped on a bat and rolled his ankle. The 27-year-old was scheduled to undergo X-rays, and the diagnosis of a sprain indicates the imaging came back clean. It remains unclear how long he's expected to be sidelined. Gio Urshela (illness) was activated from the COVID-19 injured list in a corresponding move.

July 24, 2021 07:44 PM
Yankees' Chris Gittens: Getting X-rays on ankle
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gittens underwent X-rays on Saturday after stepping on a bat and rolling his ankle, Bryan Hoch of reports.

Gittens had only just returned to the lineup after missing a few days with a minor Achilles injury. Whether or not he'll need to miss more time remains to be seen.

July 23, 2021 05:08 PM
Yankees' Chris Gittens: Ready to go Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gittens (Achilles) is starting at first base and batting seventh Friday against the Red Sox.

Gittens was held out of the starting nine the past three games with Achilles soreness, but he'll rejoin the lineup Friday. The 27-year-old is 1-for-8 with three walks in four games since rejoining the big-league roster.

July 22, 2021 04:48 PM
Yankees' Chris Gittens: Sitting again with injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gittens (Achilles) is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Red Sox.

Gittens remains day-to-day with a sore Achilles, which is keeping him on the bench for the third game in a row. DJ LeMahieu picks up another start at first base in Gittens' stead.

July 21, 2021 04:32 PM
Yankees' Chris Gittens: Sitting due to sore Achilles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gittens (Achilles) is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Phillies.

DJ LeMahieu will pick up the start at first base while Gittens sits for the second straight day on account of a sore Achilles. According to Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News, Gittens was spotted on the field Wednesday taking part in stretches and agility drills with a trainer, a positive sign for his chances of avoiding a trip to the injured list.

July 20, 2021 11:56 PM
Yankees' Chris Gittens: Managing Achilles issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gittens didn't start Tuesday's game against the Phillies due to Achilles soreness, Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports.

Catcher Rob Brantly was pressed into starting at first base Tuesday with Gittens sidelined and DJ LeMahieu (illness) also scratched from the lineup. Gittens should be considered day-to-day with the severity of the Achilles issue unclear.

July 20, 2021 04:04 PM
Yankees' Chris Gittens: Not starting Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gittens is not in the lineup for Tuesday's series opener against the Phillies.

The rookie takes a seat after going 1-for-7 with three walks in the weekend series against Boston. DJ LeMahieu steps in at first base Tuesday, with Rougned Odor playing second base and Tyler Wade playing third.

July 18, 2021 05:20 PM
Yankees' Chris Gittens: Stepping in as everyday 1B
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gittens will start at first base and bat fifth Sunday against the Red Sox.

While all of Luke Voit (knee), Gio Urshela (COVID-19) and Miguel Andujar (wrist) are on the shelf, Gittens should be in store for a full run of playing time at first base. He'll stick in the lineup for the third straight game after going 1-for-4 with a pair of walks between the first two contests of the series.

July 16, 2021 04:20 PM
Yankees' Chris Gittens: Recalled, starting Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gittens will start Friday's game against Boston at first base after being recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Gittens rejoins the Yankees in a flurry of roster moves relating to the club's COVID-19 issues, while Luke Voit (knee) also landed on the 10-day injured list. Gittens' promotion indicates that he's gotten past the undisclosed issue that landed him on the 7-day IL in early July. He recorded just two hits across 21 at-bats in his first stint with the big club before being optioned June 20.

July 2, 2021 05:52 PM
Yankees' Chris Gittens: Out with injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gittens was placed on the injured list at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Friday with an undisclosed injury, Conor Foley of The Scranton Times-Tribune reports.

Gittens was optioned to Triple-A on June 20 and had been unable to play the past few days for the RailRiders while dealing with the injury. It's unclear when the 27-year-old is expected to return.

June 20, 2021 05:44 PM
Yankees' Chris Gittens: Returns to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gittens was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after Sunday's win over Oakland.

Gittens has been in the majors the past couple weeks but will return to Triple-A with Luke Voit (oblique) expected to return from the injured list Tuesday. Gittens appeared in nine games and went 2-for-19 with a homer and four RBI during his first taste of big-league action.

June 16, 2021 04:40 PM
Yankees' Chris Gittens: Goes deep for first big-league hit
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gittens went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 6-5 victory over Toronto.

Gittens connected on his first big-league hit in the fourth inning, crushing a 439-foot solo homer to tie the score 2-2. The long ball was a memorable moment in what has otherwise been a rough start to Gittens' big-league career, as he has gone 1-for-17 with seven strikeouts thus far.

June 6, 2021 11:52 AM
Yankees' Chris Gittens: Hitless in big-league debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gittens went 0-for-3 with a walk in Saturday's loss to Boston.

The 27-year-old was called up to the big club earlier in the day, and Gittens was immediately inserted into the starting lineup to handle first base. He failed to reach base in his initial three plate appearances before drawing a walk in the ninth inning. Gittens isn't expected to take on an everyday role, but he should get occasional starts while Luke Voit (oblique) remains on the injured list.

June 5, 2021 11:12 AM
Yankees' Chris Gittens: Called up by Yankees
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gittens' contract was selected by the Yankees on Saturday, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.

Gittens has performed well with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to begin the year and slashed .283/.486/.585 with four home runs, 16 runs and 11 RBI in 18 games. The 27-year-old will now be available to make his major-league debut, but he should serve mainly in a depth role for the Yankees.

August 12, 2017 10:40 AM
Yankees' Chris Gittens: Hitting well in minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gittens has a .283/.377/.473 slash line through 58 games with High-A Tampa.

The first base prospect missed over a month due to an undisclosed injury, but has been back in action since the end of July. Though the 23-year-old is having a solid season at the plate, he has yet to advance beyond High-A and thus figures to serve more as organizational depth at first than anything else.

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