Luis Severino has been optioned down to AAA SWB. It’s too bad the Yanks don’t have another starter so that they could option Pineda down as well.
Dustin Ackley has a torn labrum from diving back to the bag on Sunday. He’ll need surgery. Rob Refsnyder has been recalled to take his place. It is interesting that they did not call up Nick Swisher or Chris Parmalee. I guess they feel that Chase Headley will be Teix’s backup at first, with Refsnyder or Torreyes at 3B when Headley plays 1B. They also could use Romine there for Teixeira.
But 1B has been a big problem for the Yanks this year. Teixeira is at .193-3-12, OPS+ 60 heading into Memorial Day action, and Ackley was even worse at .148-0-4, OPS+ 12.
AAA: SWB blew a 3-0 lead and lost 5-3. Chris Parmalee 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI. Nick Swisher 2 hits, double. If you were going to call one up to backup Teix, it’d be a hard call. Parmalee is at .255, Swisher .250. Aaron Judge is only hitting .234. Brady Lail gave up 1 R in 6 IP, but the bullpen blew it.
AA: Trenton won 9-2. 2 doubles, 3 RBI Juan Silva. 2 hits, 3 rbi Cito Culver. 3 hits, 2 RBI Tyler Wade. 3 hits Mark Payton.
High A: Tampa was off.
Low A: Charleston lost 1-0. Luis Cedeno, 1 R, 5 IP, the hard luck loser. Charleston got just 3 hits.