Category Archives: In-Season Moves

Minor League Report. Kahnle on rehab. Bird and Frazier each HR.

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AAA: SWB’s lineup featured Tyler Wade (1 for 5) , Clint Frazier (2 for 4, solo HR), Brandon Drury (1 for 3, RBI), Greg Bird (1 for 3, 2-run HR), Adam Lind (2 for 4, double), and Billy McKinney (0 for 4) hitting 1-6, but SWB (19-23) lost 5-4.

Swanson 5 2/3 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 2 W, 8 K. Gave up 1 HR. 4.76. Just called up from Trenton.
Lail (BS, 1; L, 4-2, 2.38) 1 2/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 2 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Joe Harvey 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.86

AA: Trenton off.

High A: Tampa (23-19) lost 12-9. 3B Angel Aguilar HR, 2 RBI. CF Dom Thompson-Williams solo HR. 2B Hoy Jun Park 2 hits. SS Diego Castillo 3 hits. C Kellin Deglan 2 hits. DH Timmy Robinson 2 hits, double, HR, 4 RBI.

Abreu (L, 1-1, 5.40) 4 IP, 7 R, 4 H, 2 W, 6 K. All 4 hits given up were HR.
Rosa 3 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 2 W, 4 K. 4.50
Trieglaff 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K. 0.00. Just called up from Charleston.
Wivinis 1 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.25

Low A: Charleston (19-24) lost 2-0. They got just three hits.

Kahnle (L, 0-1, 4.50) 2 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Lehnen 5 2/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 6 H, 1 W, 7 K. 2.61
Cedeno 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 0.73

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Minor League Report. Florial out until August. Bird HRs.

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Yankees’ CF prospect Estevan Florial will be out until August because he needs surgery on the hammate bone in his hand. Florial was hitting .246-1-10 at High A Tampa.

AAA: SWB (19-20) lost 5-1. CF Shane Robinson 2 of SWB’s 4 hits. Tyler Wade 0 for 4.

Camarena (L, 2-3, 5.08) 4 2/3 IP, 5 R, 4 ER, 5 H, 2 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Joe Harvey 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.00
Gallegos 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 5 K. 6.75

AA: Trenton (26-14) won 2-0 on a one-hitter. 1B Greg Bird solo HR. RF Billy McKinney 2 hits.

Keller (W, 4-2, 3.35) 8 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 4 K.
Foley (S, 7) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W 1 K. 1.47

High A: Tampa (23-18) lost 1-0 in a rain-shortened game, getting just two hits, both by SS Hoy Jun Park.

Whitlock 6 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 1 W, 8 K. 0.00 Just called up from Low-A Charleston.
Young (L, 0-1, 9.00) 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K.

Low A: Charleston (17-23) lost 3-1. RF Steven Sensley 3 of Charleston’s 5 hits, 2 doubles.

Orozco (L, 0-1, 4.50) 4 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 1 W, 5 K.
Weissert 3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 4 K. 3.50
Cedeno 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 0.75

Yanks’ game suspended, meanwhile, Seattle’s Cano suspended, too.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yankees game vs. the Nationals was suspended after 5 1/2 innings with the score tied at 3. The game will be resumed Wednesday at 5 PM, before the regularly scheduled game.

I hate inter-league games at NL parks where the Yanks lose the DH. Masahiro Tanaka started tonight and batted 8th in the lineup.

My grammy beating a rug had a better swing than most pitchers. I am a traditionalist when it comes to baseball except for the DH. Watching a pitcher hit is like enduring Chinese water torture.

Because of inter-league, and the possible need for another PH on the bench, Clint Frazier was called up from SWB and David Hale was DFA’d (again… the Yanks DFA’d him earlier this year, he went to the Twins, THEY DFA’d him and he came back to the Yanks. Some spring for Hale). How long Frazier’s call up lasts, who knows. It could be just for these 2 inter-league games vs. the Nationals.

Robbie Cano was suspended for 80 games by MLB. A couple things about this. When asked if he knew about PED use by Cano, and if that was why the Yanks didn’t re-sign Cano when Robbie became a free agent, Yankees’ GM Brian Cashman stated that he had no knowledge, because knowledge requires you to report it and if not reported, it is a $1MM fine. But, Cashman stated, knowledge is one thing and suspicions another. A very telling line by Cashman.

Maybe there were suspicions. The Yanks did offer 7 years and $180MM, but were blown away by Seattle’s $240MM, 10 yr offer.

Maybe the suspicions made the Yanks low-ball Cano.

The suspicions would be this: Cano’s two best friends on the Yankees were A-Rod and Melky, both of whom were busted. His charity was run by someone whose name became linked to Biogenesis. It could be Robbie was getting away with it for years but finally was caught.

What he was caught for was furosemide, the generic of Lasix, a diuretic. Furosemide in and of itself is not a PED, or steroid. But it can be used as a masking agent to hide steroids. Cano denies that it was used for that purpose, but MLB apparently had evidence that it was.

So Cano is suspended for 80 games, and is ineligible for the postseason should Seattle make it.

But here is the rub. The suspension begins immediately. Cano was appealing the suspension until he had his hand broken while hit by a pitch the other day. So he’d have been out 6-8 weeks anyway because of the break. So the suspension runs concurrently with his time on the DL.

This is wrong. MLB should change the rules so that any suspension like this starts AFTER THE PLAYER COMES OFF THE DL. That is why Cano dropped the appeal, because he knew that because of the broken finger, he would miss only a few weeks of REAL time.

Cano is listed as one of the top 10 2B of ALL TIME. His HOF credentials just took a serious hit today. Because of this, he may never make the HOF.

Minor League Report. Drury off DL, optioned to AAA. Bird, McKinney to AA.

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Oakland beat Boston Monday night, so the Yanks are in first by 1/2 a game.

Brendan Drury was taken off the DL, but optioned to AAA SWB.

Greg Bird and Brandon McKinney will continue rehabs at AA Trenton, they were at High-A Tampa.

AAA: SWB off.

High A Tampa and Low A Charleston were both rained out.

AA Trenton (23-13) won 3-2 in 10 innings. CF/RF Trey Amburgey solo HR. DH Chris Gittens GW SF.

Did I mention how much I HATE this stupid rule where teams in extra innings start a man at second base instead of EARNING your way there?

LF Billy McKinney (see above) 0 for 4, struck out twice. 1B Greg Bird (see above) 0 for 3.

2B Bruce Caldwell 2 hits.

Tate 6 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 4 W, 6 K. 3.82
Frare (H, 1) 2 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 4 K. 0.57
Ort (BS, 1; W, 1-0, 1.65) 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K.

 

Minor League Report. Clint Frazier forcing tough Yanks’ decision.

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You can’t carry 30 players on a 25-man roster. Even though the Yankees are off today and Thursday (with two games in Washington in between), they have a difficult decision to make soon.

AAA: CF Clint Frazier will be forcing the Yanks to make a difficult decision soon (not to mention the same goes for Jacoby Ellsbury and Brandon Drury whenever they may be ready for MLB play again). Frazier went 3 for 5 with a solo HR in SWB’s (16-19) 3-1 loss on Sunday. Since coming off the DL for his concussion, Frazier is hitting .323 in 16 games. 4 doubles, 2 triples, 4 HR, 5 RBI. 20 for 62. Meanwhile, at the MLB level, you have no room for him right now. Also in this game, SS Tyler Wade 1 for 4. 3B Drury 1 for 4. 1B Adam Lind 1 for 3.

It’s worth noting that Frazier 1) has been playing CF and 2) has been leading off for SWB. Brett Gardner has been hot lately, but Gardner 1) has just one HR, and that was hit on Opening Day and 2) despite 2 hits yesterday, is still hitting just .227. As for Aaron Hicks, he had two RBI yesterday, but he is still hitting just .215. It’s fair to say that both could be looking over their shoulders at Frazier. But how to make room for him?

Camarena (L, 2-2, 4.72) 5 1/3 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 3 W, 8 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Lail 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1.89
Feyereisen 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K. 3.00
Espinal 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K.  2.16

AA:  Trenton (22-13) won 3-2. 1B Chris Gittens 2-run HR. RF Jhalen Jackson 2 hits, RBI.

Keller (W, 3-2, 4.18) 7 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 2 W, 6 K.
Tarpley (H, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.40
Foley (S, 5) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K. 1.65

High A: Tampa off.

Low A: Charleston (17-19) won 12-9. SS Wilkerman Garcia 2 hits, 2 RBI. DH Dom Thompson-Williams 4 hits, double, 2 HR, 5 RBI. 2B Oswaldo Cabrera HR, 2 RBI. RF Steven Sensley 3 hits. CF Pablo Olivares 2 hits.

R. Garcia (W, 1-2, 4.50) 5 IP, 5 R, 3 ER,  5 H, 2 W, 3 K.
Weissert 1 2/3 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 3 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR. 3.60
Cedeno 2/3 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 5 H, 1 W, 0 K. 0.90
Martin (S, 1) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.00

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (16-18) rained out. LHP Justus Sheffield placed on the DL. Shoulder tightness. It is hopeful that he’ll only miss one start.

AA: Trenton (21-13) won 6-4. DH Trey Amburgey 2 hits, 2 RBI, same for SS Abiatal Avelino. Also getting two hits were 3B Mandy Alvarez, 2B Bruce Caldwell (RBI) and C Chace Numata (both doubles, RBI).

Bollinger (W, 2-0, 0.00) 8 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 H, 1 W, 5 K.
Schwaab 2/3 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 2 W, 0 K. 4.26
Ort (S, 2) 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.26

High A: Tampa (20-16) won 4-3. SS Diego Castillo 2 hits. DH Greg Bird 1 for 3, walk and two strikeouts. LF Billy McKinney 1 for 4, double, two strikeouts.

Abreu (W, 1-0, 2.13) 6 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 H, 2 W, 7 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Rosa (S, 1) 3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR. 4.09

High A: Charleston (16-19) lost 10-8. 2B Oswaldo Cabrera 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI. DH Pablo Olivares 3 for 3, HR, 3 RBI. 1B Dalton Blaser solo HR.

Game completed early due to rain.

Vargas 3 1/3 IP, 8 R, 6 ER, 10 H, 1 W, 0 K. 6.48
Bristo (L, 0-2, 1.32) 2 1/3 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 1 W, 4 K.
Trieglaff 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K 1.42.

 

 

 

 

 

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Minor League Report. Bird and McKinney start rehab with Tampa.

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AAA: SWB (15-17) ppd. SS Thairo Estrada placed on the DL with a wrist injury, P Giovanny Gallegos comes off the DL.

AA:  Trenton (20-12) lost 3-1. SS Abital Avelino, 2B Gosuke Katoh and 3B Mandy Alvarez 2 hits each. Erik Swanson continues to dominate at AA.

Swanson 7 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 2 W, 9 K. 0.52
Reeves (BS,1) 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 0 K. 1.80
Foley (L, 1-1, 1.76) 1 1/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 W, 0 K. Gave up walk-off, 2-run HR.

High A: Tampa (18-16) lost 10-6. 1B Greg Bird 0 for 3, RBI. LF Billy McKinney 0 for 1 with 2 walks. CF Estevan Florial 2 hits. DH Isiah Gilliam 2 RBI. 2B Angel Aguilar 2 RBI.

Nick Green (L, 3-1, 2.94) 4 2/3 IP, 7 R, 6 ER, 11 H, 3 W, 5 K.
Young 2 1/3 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 2 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR. 9.00
Wivinis 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 5 K. 0.00

Low A: Charleston (16-17) lost 2-1. Two hits each for SS Wilkerman Garcia, RF Steven Sensley and DH Leonardo Molina.

Sears (L, 0-2, 1.99) 5 2/3 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 0 W, 4 K. Gave up 2 HR.
A. Severino 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.  1.69
Zurak 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 3.94