Minors, Rehab and the Draft.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: The SWB game at Buffalo was suspended because of fog with SWB up 2-1 in the fifth.

AA: Trenton had off.

High A: Tampa lost 3-2. Ivan Nova and Gregorio Petit started their rehabs in this game.

Nova 4 2/3 IP, 2 R 1 ER, 3 H, 0 walks and 3 K.

Petit 1 for 2 with a walk.

3B Dante Bichette, Jr. was sent down here from AA Trenton where he was only hiting .213. CF Mike O’Neill (Paul’s nephew) 2 hits tonight, but only at .215.

As for Nova, if I am the Yankees, I put him in the bullpen when he is ready to rejoin the big club. I do not put him in the rotation and take Warren out to put Warren back in the bullpen. My reasons? Warren is doing well. Nova is coming off TJ surgery. Why make Nova pitch a lot of innings now when Warren is doing well in the rotation? Bring Nova back slowly from the surgery. Put him in the bullpen for the sixth and seventh ahead of Betances and Miller. Nova can rejoin the rotation NEXT year, when he is more removed from the TJ surgery.

A: Charleston off.

The Yanks had two picks in the first round of the MLB draft. With their first opic,, they took RHP James Kaprielian, UCLA. With the second pick, they took SS SS Kyle Holder, University of San Diego.


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