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Yanks trade Cervelli; CYA winners announced

The Yanks traded backup C Francisco Cervelli to Pittsburgh on Wednesday for LH reliever Justin Wilson. Wilson, 27, was 3-4, 4.20 for the Pirates in 2014. He has a 2.99 career ERA.

Cervelli, 28, hit .301-2-13 with the Yanks in 2014, OPS+ 126 in 49 games. He is a .278 career hitter, OPS+ 97 for his career. His 162 g. average is .278-6-60. You wonder if, after the Biogenesis suspension, the Yanks were looking for just the right deal to dump him.

As for A-Rod, no dumping him. Too much $$$$. Not so with Cervelli.

The funny thing is that Pirates starting catcher, Russell Martin, is a free agent and now the Pirates have Chris Stewart and Cervelli, all three going from the Bronx to the “Burgh.”

This clears up a bit of a logjam that the Yanks had at catcher. Brian McCann remains the starter, but it appears as if John Ryan Murphy and Austin Romine will compete for the backup job, with the loser of the competition going to AAA to play there along with prospect Gary Sanchez.

The Yanks also signed a minor league lefty, 26 yr. old Jose De Paula, yesterday. De Paula is 33-27, 3.86 in his minor league career.

MLB announced the CYA winners yesterday. The Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw won the NL CYA unanimously. It’s his second straight Cy Young award and third in four years. He finished second in 2012. The AL CYA winner was Corey Kluber of Cleveland.

 

Game 162. Yanks win season/Jeter’s finale, 9-5.

The Yankees got off to a 9-0 lead and held on to win the season finale—also the last game of Derek Jeter’s career—9-5 on Sunday.

With the win, the Yankees ended the season at 84-78 and all alone in second place in the AL East (Toronto lost to Baltimore in their season finale and finished 83-79). The Yankees finished 12 back of Baltimore in the division, and 4 out of the final wild card spot.

In 2013, the Yanks finished tied for 3rd, but with 85 wins. So this year they finished better in the division, but with one less win. It was their worst record since 1992.

With the offseason moves (and lots of spending) on Ellsbury, McCann, Beltran, Tanaka, as well as the returns of Jeter and Teixeira, it was a disappointing season after a hopeful offseason.

Derek Jeter got an RBI infield single on a Baltimore chop in his last at bat to retire with 3465 hits (sixth all-time) and a .310 lifetime batting average. It was his 50th RBI of the season. He had lined to SS in the first. He was pinch-run for after his hit and finished his final game 1 for 2. His final season: .256-4-50 with 10 SB in 12 attempts. OPS+ 75.

The Yanks got four in the third on a two-run triple by Ichiro, Jeter’s single, and a SF by Teixeira.

They got five in the seventh on a two-run double by Jose Pirela, single by John Ryan Murphy, double by Austin Romine and single by Chase Headley.

Meanwhile, Michael Pineda was cruising. After he was pulled, the bullpen made things a bit sloppy by giving up five to Boston in the bottom of the seventh.

Pineda had an ERA of 1.89 this year. Too bad he only started 13 games and the Yanks didn’t give him much run support.

Pineda (W, 5-5, 1.89) 6 1/3, 1 R, 3 H, 0 walks and 10 K.

Rogers 1/3 IP, 4 R, 1 H, 2 walks, 1 HBP, 1 K. Overall ERA 5.72.

Warren 1 1/3, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 2 K. 2.97.

Phelps 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 2 K. 4.38.

The postseason now begins for 10 teams. In the AL Oakland (who barely held on to make the postseason) will be at KC for the wild-card playoff game, winner gets the Angels. The other ALDS has Detroit vs. Baltimore.

In the NL, SF will be at Pittsburgh in the wild-card game with the winner getting Washington. The other NLDS will be the Cardinals vs. the Dodgers.

 

The minors.

No postseasons for these teams. This ends the minor league season.

AAA: SWB won both the suspended game and the regularly scheduled game over LV today. It kept them out of last place (LV finished in last) in their division. SWB finished at 68-76, LV at 66-78.

Suspended game: 2-1 win. Rob Refsnyder the walk-off RBI double in the bottom of the 9th. Kyle Roller HR.

Reg. sched. game.   4-1 win. Solo HR by Scott Sizemore. Austin Romine 3 for 3, HR, 2 RBI.

AA: Trenton (67-75) lost 7-3. 3 hits, 2 rbi for C Francisco Arcia.

Low A: Charleston lost 2-0. Claudio Custodio got 2 of their 3 hits.

Game 116. Jeter passes Wagner but Yanks lose, 3-0.

Derek Jeter got hit #3431 to pass Honus Wagner for sixth on the all-time hits list, but the Yanks lost to Cleveland Saturday afternoon, 3-0.

Jeter will end his career in sixth place, since he is over 80 hits short of fifth-place Tris Speaker with just 46 games to go.

Brandon McCarthy pitched another good game for the Yankees, but got no run support. McCarthy gave up just Jose Ramirez’ first MLB HR in the 2nd, a two-run shot. McCarthy falls to 7-11 (4-1 NYY) after going 6 1/3, 2 R, 7 H, 0 walks and 8 K. Overall ERA 4.31.

Rich Hill 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 0 K. ERA 9.00.

Chase Whitley gave up a HR to Jackie Brantley in the 8th. 2 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 h, 0 walks and 1 K. 5.02.

15 Yankees struck out in the game, and they got just five hits.

Before the game, the Yanks put Brian McCann on the 7-day concussion DL and brought up Austin Romine.

The minors.

AAA: SWB (57-60) lost 4-1. 2 hits, 3B Zelous Wheeler and 2 hits and the RBI for C Austin Romine.

AA: Trenton (57-60) won 7-5. Jaron Long, son of Yankees’ hitting coach Kevin Long, 2 R in 6 IP. He’s 5-0, 2.78 at Trenton. C Gary Sanchez 2 h, HR, 3 RBI. (.275-12-56). 1B Greg Bird, solo HR. He was just recently promoted. Another recent promotion, LF Jake Cave, 2 hits, rbi.

High A: Tampa (55-59) won 5-2. Brett Gerritse 1 R in 6 IP. DH Eric Jagiello 2 h, HR, 2 RBI. RF Aaron Judge a solo HR. SS Cito Culver 2 h, rbi.

Low A: Charleston (56-58) split a DH. Two 7-inning games.

Game 1: Won 6-2. CF Mike O’Neill (Paul’s nephew) 2 for 2, 2 rbi. 3B Miguel Andujar 3 hits, 2 doubles, rbi. 1b Mike Ford 2 hits, rbi.

Game 2: 1-0 loss. Just three hits by the team.

The minors.

AAA: SWB lost 3-1. Matt Tracy (1-4, 3.62) 2 R in 6 IP. CF Antoan Richardson and C Austin Romine two hits each.

AA: Trenton lost 3-2 in 10 innings. Both Trenton runs came on solo HRs by Pete O’Brien, giving him 33 on the season between Tampa & Trenton.

High A: Tampa lost 9-4. Top prospect Jacob Lindgren struck out the side in his one inning of work, but did give up an unearned run on one hit. He is averaging more than 2 K/IP. So far he’s been great, and he may be in the Bronx sooner than you think. (Late 2015? 2016?)

Low A: Charleston off.

The minors.

AAA: SWB won 6-4. Recently DFA’d Chris LeRoux 6 IP, 1 R. 2B Jose Pirela 3 hits (.310). RF Rob Refsnyder 2 hits (.296). DH Kyle Roller 2 hits, rbi. 1B Austin Romine 2 h, 2 rbi. Romine is up to .249 after a brutal start to the season.

AA: 6-1 win for Trenton. Zach Nuding (7-2, 2.71) 1 R in 6 IP. 2 h, HR, 2 rbi for C Gary Sanchez (.279-11-53). 2 RBI CF Mason Williams. LF Ben Gamel 2 h, rbi. 3 hits for SS Ali Castillo.

High A: Tampa lost 3-1. RF Aaron Judge 0 for 1, 4 walks.

Low A: 6-5 win for Charleston. CF Mark Payton 2 h, HR, 3 rbi. 1B Rey Nunez HR, 2 rbi.