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AL East Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
99-63 5-5 L2
92-70 7-3 W1
86-76 2-8 L5
83-79 4-6 L1
78-84 6-4 W3

2022 Pitching

Innings Pitched
Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Regular Season 158.1 12 4 2.44 163 38
Post Season 12 1 0 4.50 7 7

Top Nestor Cortes News

  • Yankees' Nestor Cortes: Avoids arbitration

    Cortes signed a one-year deal with the Yankees on Friday, avoiding arbitration.

    Cortes had an excellent 2022 campaign, his first as a full-time starter, finishing the year with a 2.44 ERA. A .232 BABIP indicates that he benefited from a fair amount of good fortune, but even if he slips back to his 3.12 FIP or 3.48 SIERA, he'll be a very valuable pitcher next season. His 26.5 percent strikeout rate and 6.2 percent walk rate were both solidly better than average, giving reason to have faith in him in 2023 despite his short track record.

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  • Yankees' Nestor Cortes: Exits with left groin injury

    Cortes was removed from Game 4 of the ALCS against the Astros on Sunday due to a left groin injury.

    Cortes was visited by a trainer early in Sunday's matchup and remained in the game, but he was removed after allowing a three-run homer with no outs in the top of the third inning. Prior to his departure, he allowed three runs on two hits and three walks while striking out two in two innings. The severity of the issue isn't clear, and whether he's available later in the postseason if the Yankees advance remains to be seen.

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  • Yankees' Nestor Cortes: Starting Game 5 of ALDS

    Cortes will start Tuesday's Game 5 of the ALDS against Cleveland, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports.

    The Yankees will be able to deploy Cortes on three days rest after Game 5 was moved to Tuesday due to inclement weather. Jameson Taillon, who was slated to start Monday, figures to be available out of the bullpen if needed.

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  • Yankees' Nestor Cortes: Available out of bullpen for Game 5

    Cortes will be available out of the bullpen for Game 5 of the ALDS against the Guardians on Monday, Chris Kirschner of The Athletic reports.

    Cortes started Game 2 of the ALDS on Friday and allowed two runs on six hits and three walks while striking out three in five innings. He didn't factor into the decision and will be available in a relief role on short rest if needed Monday as the Yankees attempt to advance to the ALCS.

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  • Yankees' Nestor Cortes: Dominates again in win

    Cortes (12-4) earned the win Saturday, allowing one hit and two walks over 7.1 scoreless innings against the Orioles while striking out 12.

    Cortes put on a clinic Saturday, striking out seven of the first nine batters he faced while never allowing a runner to reach second base. He generated 20 swinging strikes and dominated Orioles hitters with his four-seamer all afternoon. The left-hander has now pitched 13.1 scoreless innings over his last two starts while allowing just two hits over that stretch. His 12 strikeouts Saturday also matched a career high.

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  • Yankees' Nestor Cortes: Shuts down Boston

    Cortes (11-4) earned the win during Sunday's 2-0 victory over Boston, allowing one hit while walking two and striking out five in six scoreless innings.

    Cortes pitched the whole game as rain forced the contest to go final after six frames and encountered trouble only in the fourth, when a two-out Rob Refsnyder double put runners on second and third. However, he was able to strike out Triston Casas to end the inning. The 27-year-old pitcher's game score of 72 is his highest mark since May 26, as he's continued to pitch well but hasn't gone as deep into games, averaging just under 5.2 innings during 10 second-half starts. Cortes carries a 2.56 ERA and 0.97 WHIP into his next start, scheduled against Baltimore.

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  • Yankees' Nestor Cortes: Allows one run over five innings

    Cortes did not factor into the decision Tuesday, allowing one run on five hits and two walks over five innings against Pittsburgh. He struck out four.

    For the second start in a row, Cortes allowed one run over five innings, but he got his pitch count up to 87 after throwing just 65 pitches in his last start. The 27-year-old has failed to record a scoreless outing in eight starts since July 24, but he still owns a healthy 2.67 ERA and 0.97 WHIP through 145 innings this season. He tentatively lines up to face Boston this weekend.

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  • Yankees' Nestor Cortes: Earns win against Rival Red Sox

    Cortes (10-4) earned the win Wednesday, allowing one run on three hits and two walks over five innings in a 5-3 win over Boston. He struck out seven.

    Cortes allowed his only run on a double from Connor Wong to cut the Yankees' lead to two in the fifth inning. The lefty has recorded six strikeouts or more in just five of his last 15 starts. On the other hand, the 27-year-old has not allowed a home run in six of his last nine starts, his lowest home-run rate of any nine-game stretch this season.

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  • Yankees' Nestor Cortes: Four innings in return

    Cortes (groin) allowed two runs on two hits while striking out two in four innings in a 4-3 loss Thursday against Minnesota. He did not factor into the decision.

    In his first outing since Aug. 21, Cortes retired the first 12 batters he faced before giving up consecutive hits to start the fifth. The lefty did not make any rehab starts and it's not surprising that he was removed after throwing 58 pitches. He's allowed two or fewer walks in 15 of his 24 starts this season and has a career-best 5.7 percent walk rate on the year. With New York using a six-man rotation and two upcoming off days, his next start likely won't be until next weekend in Milwaukee.

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  • Yankees' Nestor Cortes: Activated for Thursday's start

    Cortes (groin) was reinstated from the 15-day injured list ahead of his start against the Twins on Thursday.

    The left-hander has been sidelined the past two and half weeks by a groin strain but will re-enter New York's rotation for Thursday's series finale versus Minnesota. Cortes threw a 45-pitch live batting practice session over the weekend and is likely to face some workload limitations in his first start back from the injury.

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  • Yankees' Nestor Cortes: Set to return Thursday

    The Yankees plan to activate Cortes (groin) from the 15-day injured list to start Thursday's game against the Twins.

    Cortes will be ready to rejoin the rotation after a near-minimum-length stay on the shelf following his placement on the IL on Aug. 25. Though he didn't make a rehab start while he was on the mend from the left groin strain, Cortes was able to complete a 45-pitch live batting practice session last weekend. Cortes could have some light workload restrictions Thursday as a result, so the Yankees may need Clarke Schmidt to piggyback him to some extent.

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  • Yankees' Nestor Cortes: Poised to start Thursday

    Cortes (groin) appears in line to return from the 15-day injured list to start Thursday's series finale with the Twins in New York, Bryan Hoch of reports.

    Cortes looks like he'll be ready to rejoin the rotation without requiring a rehab start, as the Yankees seem to be comfortable with activating him after he completed a 45-pitch live batting practice session over the weekend. Before the Yankees confirm his return from the IL, the southpaw will likely throw a bullpen session Monday or Tuesday as one final test to prove that he's moved past the left groin strain. Cortes could be on a restricted pitch count if he ends up starting Thursday as anticipated, with Clarke Schmidt potentially piggybacking him.

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  • Yankees' Nestor Cortes: Throws live BP

    Cortes (groin) threw 45 pitches during live batting practice Saturday, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

    Cortes threw a bullpen session Wednesday that apparently went well since he was able to face live hitters as expected Saturday. He incorporated all of his pitches during the throwing session and expects to rejoin the Yankees' starting rotation next week.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 190 lbs
Birthplace: Surgidero de Batabano, Cuba
Age: 28
Experience: 3
Bats/Throws: R, L