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Minor moves.

I don’t report on all the minor transactions the Yanks are doing, because often I don’t have time, and lately that minor move may only last a few days. Here is an example. From the internet yesterday (CBS SPORTS):

Yankees: Claimed OF Lane Adams off waivers from the Royals, the team announced. IF Ronald Torreyes was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.

Now Terreyes was just picked up in a deal with the Dodgers just three days ago when the Yanks sent Rob Segedin to LA for Terreyes and another minor leaguer.

I didn’t even get to write about Terreyes when this happened. So I am not going to go too much into detail about Adams. He is a righty hitting OF, 26, who over the last three years in the minors has basically averaged .275-13-55 with 38 SB a year.

The Minors. Division title for SWB.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The big boys (the Yankees) were off yesterday. Meanwhile, AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre clinched its division.

AAA: SWB won 12-2, banging out 19 hits. Everyone in the lineup got a hit. CF Slade Heathcott 2 h, HR, 4 RBI. 3B Cito Culver 4 hits, rbi. SS Gregorio Petit 2 h, HR, 2 RBI.  2B Ali Castillo 3 hits, rbi. 1B Rob Segedin 2 hits, 2 rbi.

Cole Figueroa cleared waivers and was outrighted to AAA. No word on Tyler Austin.

AA: Trenton lost 8-6. RF Jake Skole single, double, HR, 3 RBI.  C Eddy Rodriguez 2 h, 2 rbi.

High A: Tampa lost 3-2 in 10. Chance Adams pitched three scoreless innings.

A: Charleston lost 7-2. Phillip Walby 3 scoreless IP.

Ex-Yankees destinations.

So Boone Logan goes to the Rockies, $16MM over 3 years. Hughes Twins, Joba Tigers. Cano Seattle. Granderson Mets.

David Adams went to Cleveland after the Yanks non-tendered him.

As for 2B, forget about Infante. He goes to KC, 4 years, $30.25MM.

Yankees deal Stewart to Pirates

The Yankees traded Chris Stewart to the Pirates today for a player to be named later.

It’s no surprise, given the catching logjam that developed once they signed Brian McCann. Apparently they will bring Cervelli back to be McCann’s backup.

Gary Sanchez will be slated for AA. Romine and/or Murphy would be slated for AAA. One of them could still be dealt, given the logjam (not enough time/at bats for BOTH Romine and Murphy at AAA).

Given the fact that Stewart (an excellent defensive catcher) hit just .211-4-25 for the Yanks last year in 109 games, I’ll be happy if the Yanks get a case of Iron City back for him. (j/k).’

The Yanks non-tendered Nix, Adams and Daley.

Game 160. Yanks beat Astros 3-2.

No, Mo didn’t save it, or play CF, but the Yanks beat Houston last night, 3-2.

The Yanks got all three runs in the fourth on an RBI single by Mark Reynolds and a 2-run double by David Adams.

Adam Warren started and went 5. (W, 3-2, 3.39) 0 R, 2 H, 1 H and 4 K.

David Phelps 1 2/3, 2 R, 1 H, 2 walks and 1 K. 5.04.

Phelps wasn’t THAT bad. He left with two on and two out in the seventh and for some inexplicable reason, Girardi brought in Joba who immediately, on two pitches, gave up a double and single to let both inherited runners score. Then, after a SB and 2nd and 3rd, and a walk to load the bases, he got an out to get out of it. Terrible.

Joba 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 walk, 0 K. 4.93. Truthfully, Joba should have the ERA over 5, not Phelps, but what can you do?

Claiborne 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk, 1 K. 4.17.

David Robertson got the save, and a lot of boos. The Houston crowd wanted to see Mo. No offense to them, but I hope Mo doesn’t pitch again. The way he went out Thursday night at the Stadium should be the way to go and should be the last pitch he ever throws. Now for CF, who knows?

Robertson (Save #3), 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 1 K. 2.07.

I’ll post Rivera’s and Pettitte’s career stats after the season is over, but tonight, Pettitte makes the last start of his career. Hopefully he wins. He is 10-11 and NEVER has had a losing season in his whole career. (He went 14-14 in 2008).

Only one man ever has pitched in 10 or more seasons and had a winning record in EACH one. Do you know it was Babe Ruth?

The minors.

AAA: Swb coughed up two in the bottom of the 9th to lose 5-4. Chase Whitley 6 IP, 0 R, 1 h, 1 w and 5 K. 1B Randy Ruiz double, HR, 2 RBI. 2B David Adams 2 H, solo HR.

AA: Trenton lost 5-1.

High A: Tampa had a DH.

G1: Won 11-7. To stay fresh (he’ll be coming back to the Yanks in a few days), Preston Claiborne started and threw a scoreless inning. SS Cito Culver 4 for 4, 2 doubles, 2 RBI. 2B Rob Refsnyder 3 H, HR, 2 RBI. 3B Pete O’Brien 3 for 3, 2 doubles, HR, 6 RBI.

Game 2: Tampa lost 8-0. CF Taylor Dugas & 3B O’Brien 2 h apiece.

Low A: Charleston lost 8-4. Brett Gerritse 2 R in 6 IP. 3b Dante Bichette, Jr. 2-run HR.   LF Ericson Leonora solo HR.

Game 116. Lineup, Stats & Comments

RHP Dellin Betances has been brought up, INF David Adams has been sent down.

Yanks 58-57, 11 games back in A.L. East. 4th in A.L. East. They are 7 games out of the final playoff spot.

They are 3 games better than their Pythagorean (expected) record. OPS+ 84 (16% below average), ERA+ 106.

They face Detroit’s Justin Verlander today. Game 1 p.m., TBS.

Andy Pettitte is still looking for career win #253, which would tie him on the all-time list with another great NY lefty, Carl Hubbell.  

BA/HR/RBI   SB/total att.   OPS+   Comments in italic.
Team Leader in bold and significantly subpar in bold italic. 

Gardner CF .274-7-37  20/27   106
Suzuki RF .282-6-27   17/20  90    7 hits from 4000, Japan & MLB
Cano 2B .287-22-73  7/8   136
A-Rod 3B .200-0-0   0/0  53    3 for  15    2904 hits, 647 HR, 1950 RBI. If he hits one, will the HOME fans throw it back?  
Overbay 1B .252-13-50  0/0  100
Soriano LF .248-19-58  11/17  98   As Yankee, .200-2-7, OPS+ 55, 10 for 50. 391 career HR.
Granderson DH .208-2-4  3/3  87   11 for 53
Nunez SS .227-1-12  5/8  70  172 at bats, unlike Alex or Granderson, who have hardly played.
Stewart C  .224-3-16  4/4  63   And  if Nunez hits a triple with no out or one out, Girardi still won’t put on a squeeze with this guy at the plate. Sheesh.

Pettitte LHP 7-9, 4.71  ERA+ 85   Showing his age. (41)
                               Retirement looming?