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S.T. Game 16. Yanks blank Phils, 5-0.

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Chase Headley hit a 3-run HR, and Aaron Judge added a solo shot as the Yanks shutout the Phillies 5-0 today to run their exhibition record to 13-3.

It was a strange shutout. The Phils got 9 hits and 8 walks but were 0 for 13 with RISP.

Luis Cessa was supposed to start for the Yanks but was scratched because of flu symptoms.

Greg Bird had 2 hits, including a double. Tyler Wade had a double.

Green (w) 2 Ip, 0 R, 2 H, 3 w, 2 K.
Holder (H) 1 Ip, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 0 K.
Adams (H) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 3 walks, 3 K.
Niese 1 Ip, 0 R, 0 H, 0 w, 0 K.
Sheffield 2 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 2 w, 3 K.
Marsh 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 w, 2 K.

S.T. Game 11. Yanks edge Pirates, 3-2.

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I don’t know why anyone tries to run on Gary Sanchez. It seems every game he is playing this spring training, he is throwing out one or two runners. He threw two more out today. What’s that 5 or 6 in spring training this year so far? It’s just 11 games, and he hasn’t even played in each one of them.

Austin Romine also gunned out a runner trying to steal.

The Yanks edged Pittsburgh, 3-2, to improve to 9-2 in the exhibition season. Masahiro Tanaka pitched three scoreless innings.

Matt Holliday had two doubles and Gleyber Torres tripled.

Pete Kozma went 2 for 2 with an RBI.

In the fourth, Holliday doubled, and Chris Carter got an infield single, Holliday moving up on an error. Aaron Judge walked and Holliday scored on a WP.

After the Pirates tied it in the top of the seventh, the Yanks went ahead 2-1 in the bottom of the seventh when Ji-Man Choi was HBP and Wilkin Castillo ran for him. Kozma singled and then a WP and error enabled Castillo to score.

In the eighth, the Yanks went up 3-1 on singles by Sanchez, Clint Frazier and Kozma.

The Pirates got an unearned run in the top of the ninth because of a three-base error by Dustin Fowler.

Tanaka 3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 walks, 4 K.
Layne 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 0 K.
Chapman (H) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 1 K.
Clippard (H) 1 Ip, 0 R, 1 h, 0 walks, 1 K.
Adams (BS, W) 1 Ip, 1 R, 1 H, 2 walks, 1 K.
Cessa (S) 2 IP, 1 R (UNEARNED), 2 H, 0 walks, 2 K.

UPDATE: To be fair to Fowler, Clint Frazier went for a diving catch which forced the three-base error charged to Fowler.

Also, reports are that Rob Refsnyder is on the trading block.

S.T. Games 5 & 6. Yanks sweep.

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The Yanks split their squad today, one playing a game at home, one on the road.

For the sake of this report, S.T. Game 5 will be the home game, S.T. game 6 the road one.

The Yanks won both games. The home game 9-5 and the road game 5-4.

In the home game, Masahiro Tanaka was sharp in his two innings of work. Gary Sanchez (2 hits, 2 RBI), Chris Carter and Thairo Estrada homered, and for Estrada, he homered for the second consecutive day.

Brett Gardner had two hits, Clint Frazier a hit and 2 RBI. Chase Headley had 2 hits and an RBI.

Tanaka 2 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 walks, 2 K.
Layne (w) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk, 1 K.
Heller (H) 1 Ip, 0 R, 0 H, 2 walks, 0 K.
Shreve 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 walks, 0 K.
Holder 1 2/3 IP, 4 R, 4 H, 0 walks, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Frare 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 walks, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Coshow 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 0 K.

In the road game, Greg Bird hit 2 HR. and drove in 3 runs. One HR was pulled down the RF line, the other went the other way to LCF. Kyle Higashioka had 2 hits.

Top prospect Gleyber Torres singled, walked, scored a run and drove in a run.

He also made an error.

Cessa 2 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 walk, 1 K.
Wotherspoon 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk, 0 K.
Adams 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 walk, 1 K.
Sheffield (BS, W) 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 walks, 1 K. Gave up HR.
Gurka (H) 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 1 K.
Ramirez (S) 2 IP, 1 r, 2 H, 0 walks, 3 K.

Adams, 22, was 13-1, 2.33 for A+/AA last year. Sheffield, 20, was 10-6, 3.09 at the same levels.

Yanks send Goody to Indians

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In a minor move, the Yankees sent Nick Goody to the Indians for a PTBNL or cash considerations.

Goody was DFA’d to make room on the 40 man roster when the Yanks re-signed Aroldis Chapman.

Goody, 25,  was 0-0, 4.66, 0 saves in 27 games with the Yanks in 2016. He was 0-0, 0 saves, 4.76 in 7 games with the Yanks in 2015.

This is one of several minor moves the Yanks have made this offseason to streamline their 40 man roster, such as releasing Dustin Ackley, who missed almost all of 2016 due to injury, releasing Nathan Eovaldi, who’ll miss all of 2017 following TJ surgery, and releasing Nick Rumbelow, who missed almost all of 2016 due to injury.

Rumors have the Yanks interested in Jose Quintana now that the White Sox are apparently in fire sale mode.

The Yanks once had Quintana. The soon-to-be 28 year old was in the Yankees’ system from 2008-2011. In 2011, he went 10-2, 2.91 at High A Tampa (30 games, 12 starts). He made the majors in 2012 and has gone 46-46, 3.41, ERA+ 118 since and in 2016 made the All-Star team. He was 13-12, 3.20 last season, finishing 10th in the CYA voting. With that ERA, you wonder what his record would be like on a better team.

The Yanks let him get away as a free agent after the 2011 season to make room for David Adams and Greg Golson on the roster. Ouch. Before even coming to the Yanks, Quintana was released by the Mets. Early in his career, he was suspended 50 games for violating drug policy.

So if the Yanks do get Quintana back, it’ll be to rectify a mistake they made five years ago. He is very affordable and will just be 28 in 2017. But it’ll cost. After acquiring a bunch of front-line prospects, do they really want to give up several now to get him?

The Minors.

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Dietrich Enns at AAA, and Chance Adams at AA, both of whom have been exceptional this year, have been moved to the bullpen and basically shut down due to innings limits.

AAA: SWB won 4-0. Combined 3-hitter. Nestor Cortes 5 2/3 IP, no hits. Luis Severino 2 1/3 IP, 5 K. Enns 1 IP. Donovan Solano 2 hits, 2 RBI. 2 hits, RBI for both Mason Williams and Rob Refsnyder.

SWB’s Magic # for clinching the division is 3.

Earlier in the day, OF Ben Gamel was named International League MVP.

AA: Trenton won 6-4. Mark Payton 2-run HR. 2 hits Miguel Andujar, 2 RBI Tyler Wade. 2 hits, rbi for Abiatal Avelino. Trenton stays 1 1/2 back of Reading for the division, and have already clinched a wild card spot.

High A: Tampa had already won the first-half title. They were scoreless in the second inning when rain suspended the game. It should be completed today.

Low A: Charleston had already won the first-half title. they lost 2-0, getting just 3 hits.

The Minors.

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SWB’s Manager suggests that an overlooked minor leaguer that could help the team is OF Ben Gamel. Perhaps if Gardner can be dealt for pitching help (offered, no takers), that may happen.

AAA: SWB won 10-4. Gamel had 2 hits, 2 RBI. Severino shaky, 5 2/3 IP, 4 runs. Apparently the Yanks want him to concentrate on his changeup right now and aren’t too concerned with results as long as he throws and perfects the change. Severino, however, should just keep his mouth shut. He stated that he could just work on things in the majors instead of being demoted. Not with an ERA over 7.00 you won’t. Time to shut the Yap, Luis, and do what they tell you. You should be a bit more humble with that MLB ERA over 7.00 this year. Mason Williams 3 hits, RBI (another candidate for OF spot if Gardner dealt) . Donovan Solano 3 hits. Refsnyder 2 hits, RBI. Frazier 2 hits. Jake Cave 3 hits, 2 RBI.

AA: Trenton won 4-1. Chance Adams only went 4 1/3 (Innings limit?)   1 R, 3 H, 2 walks and 10 K.  Wondering why pulled after 10 of 13 outs recorded were by strikeout.  2 hits, RBI Dustin Fowler.

High A:   Tampa won 3-0 on a 2-hitter. Yefrey Ramirez 8 IP, 1 hit, 0 walks, 8 K. Connor Spencer 2 hits and an RBI.

Low A: Charleston won 4-1. Daris Vargas 6 shutout IP.

The minors. AA news: Mitchell, Adams.

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The big boys are out on the west coast and off today. Here is a report on the minor leaguers.

AAA: SWB lost 9-3. Stripped of starters like Cessa and Green, SWB had to start a reliever, Tyler Webb, tonight and due to the unfamiliarity, he got rocked. Cesar Puello  2 doubles, 2 rbi. 2 hits each for Clint Frazier, Rob Refsnyder, and Cito Culver. RBI for Refsnyder.

AA: Trenton lost 5 -0, getting just 3 hits. Bryan Mitchell continues to struggle on his rehab. 2 2/3 IP, 4 R, 3 ER. Gave up a HR. Each start has been a level up, but each start has been problematic in coming off that injury. Maybe he doesn’t make it all the way back until 2017 spring training. I wouldn’t count on him this year with the results he’s had since coming off the injury. Chance Adams, who is 13-1 with High A Tampa and AA Trenton, was supposed to start tonight but was bumped for Mitchell. Adams, who has been great this year, came on in relief and pitched four scoreless, hitless innings and struck out seven. 

So my take from this game is that Mitchell is still struggling to come back from his injury, but Adams continues to kick butt. 

High A: Tampa lost 3-2. Jorge Mateo 2 hits. 2 hits, 2 RBI for Thairo Estrada.

Low A: Charleston won 6-1. Vicente Conde 3 hits and 3 RBI. Mandy Alvarez 2 hits.  Gosuke Katoh 3 hits, rbi.