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Yanks deal 2 minor league pitchers to Twins for Jaime Garcia.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

With the loss of Michael Pineda to Tommy John surgery, the Yanks have been plugging the gap with the likes of Bryan Mitchell, Luis Cessa and lately Caleb Smith.

No disrespect intended to those three, but the Yanks upgraded that spot today by dealing two minor league pitchers to the Twins for Jaime Garcia.

Garcia is a lefty (good for Yankee Stadium) and a rental. He is a free agent at the end of the year, and a solid mid-to end of the rotation piece. Not an ace, but definitely an upgrade over the Mitchell/Cessa/Smith trio.

He just turned 31, and was 3rd in ROY voting in 2010. He’s already had a couple of 13 win seasons. He won a WS ring as a member of the 2011 WS Champion Cardinals, so he has postseason experience.

He went 13-7, 3.56 for St. Louis in that WS Championship season.

Between the Braves and Twins this year, he was 5-7, 4.29, ERA+ 101. Average (an average ERA+ is 100). For his career, he is 67-52, 3.65. His 162 g. average is 13-10, 3.65, ERA+ 108. So a little better than an average pitcher.

He missed large portions of 2013 and 2014.

In seven postseason starts, Garcia is 0-3, 3.94 ERA.

He has been averaging 6 1/3 innings per start this season. That is huge with the Yankees’ bullpen of Warren, Green, Kahnle, Betances, Robertson and Chapman. By contrast, the rookie Smith was knocked out in the fourth inning in both of his MLB starts. As I mentioned, an upgrade.

You can’t have people wearing out the bullpen.

Go six, keep the team in the game.

Going to the Twins are:

Zack Littell. AA.  RHP. 21. Between High A Tampa & AA Trenton, 14-1, 1.87 this year. 35-24, 3.24 in his minor league career. Last year, between low and High A, he was 13-6, 2.66.

Dietrich Enns. AAA. LHP. 26. 2-1, 2.18 between AAA SWB and one rehab relief appearance for the Gulf Coast Rookie League this year. Missed a large portion of this season with an injury. Was 14-4, 1.73 between AA and AAA last season. He is 27-14, 1.87 in his minor league career.

Nice records lately for these two. But you have to give to get.

The thing is, where were they in the pecking order. If you have 10 really solid starting pitchers in your system, who is #1 and who is #10? This is where Cashman, the front office and your scouts come in. Not all 10 come up and start for you. You can’t put everyone on the 40 man roster. You’ll lose someone via the Rule 5 draft (which is how they originally lost Tommy Kahnle, who they just recently reacquired).

You have to pick and choose who to keep and who has to go. You have to have a pecking order, and you hope you are right in assessing that pecking order. You hope you make the right decision of who to keep and who to trade.

But as of now, it seems like a good deal, because even if Garcia, a free agent at the end of the year is a rental, he is still an upgrade over Mitchell, Cessa or Smith for this stretch drive.

This doesn’t take the Yanks out of getting Sonny Gray, an ace. They may still do that deal.

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (64-38) got 2 in the top of the 10th to win 5-3 on a 2-run HR by 3B Miguel Andujar who had 3 hits in the game. CF Jake Cave 2 hits. 2B Donovan Solano 2 hits, RBI. 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI DH Mike Ford.  2 hits, C Wilkin Castillo.

Enns 5 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 2 W, 8 K. 2.29
Gallegos (BS, 2) 1 IP, 1 R, unearned, 2 H, 1 W, 3 K. 2.12
Mantiply 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 3.17
Rumbelow (W, 5-0, 0.00) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K.
Holder (S, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 3 W, 2 K. 1.80

AA: Trenton (68-33) won 7-1. This was a completion of the suspended game of the day before. Ryan McBroom, 1B, just acquired from Toronto for Refsnyder, 2 hits, double, HR, 2 RBI. LF Zack Zehner 3-run HR. 2 hits DH Dante Bichette, Jr.

Littell 4 IP, 1 run, unearned, 6 H, 0 W, 4 K.
Carter (W, 1-0, 3.24) 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 1 W, 1 K.
Gomez 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 W, 2 K. 0.00

REG SCHED GAME: Won 4-0. 2B Vicente Conde a 2-run HR. Trenton only got 3 hits.

Acevedo (W, 5-0, 2.12) 5 Ip, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 7 K.
Brewer 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K. 0.99

High A: Tampa (59-42) got a run in the bottom of the 12th and won 7-6. 3B Gosuke Katoh, who didn’t start the game, 3 for 3, 2 RBI, GW hit. SS Kyle Holder 3 hits, HR, 2 RBI. DH Jeff Hendrix 2 hits. LF Alexander Palma 3 hits. C Sharif Othman solo HR. RF Austin Aune 2 hits.

Tate 5 2/3 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 6 H, 2 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR 3.16
Reeves (H, 4) 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K. 2.48
Harvey (BS, 1) 2 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR, 1.50
Pena (W, 2-2, 3.20) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K.

Low A: Charleston (55-46) won 7-4. RF Isiah Gilliam 3-run HR. 1B Brandon Wagner 2 hits, 2 RBI. CF Estevan Florial 3 hits, RBI. C Eduardo Navas 2 hits.

Nick Green (W 7-6, 3.88) 5 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 2 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR
DeCarr 2 Ip, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 6.65
Harris 1 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.38
Sosebee (S, 8) 1 Ip, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.26

 

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (62-35) won 13-2. 3B Tyler Wade 2 hits, triple, HR, 4 RBI. SS Cito Culver 2 hits, HR, 3 RBI. C Eddy Rodriguez HR, 3 RBI. 2B Donovan Solano 3 hits, RBI. 2 hits RF Mark Payton.

Enns (W 1-1, 2.10) 7 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 6 H, 1 W, 7 K.
Holder 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.00
Mantiply 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 3.40

AA: Trenton (65-31) won a rain-shortened 4 1/2 inning game 3-1. DH Jhalen Jackson 2 hits, 2 RBI.

Acevedo (W, 4-0, 2.32) 5 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 4 K.

High A: Tampa (54-42) won 5-2. 2B Vicente Conde double, HR, 2 RBI. SS Kyle Holder 3 hits, 1B Gosuke Katoh 2 hits, rbi. LF Alexander Palma 2 hits, rbi.

Tate (W, 5-0, 2.92) 7 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 4 W, 3 K.
Pena (H, 5) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 3 W, 2 K. 3.38
Foley (S, 2) 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.40

Low A: Charleston (53-43) swept a DH.

Game 1: 6-1 win. SS Hoy Jun Park 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI. C Donny Sands 2 hits, RBI.

Nick Green (W, 6-6, 3.90) 5 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 7 K.
Harris 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.06

Game 2: Makeup of Wed. 7/19 rainout. 4-2 win.

RF Isiah Gilliam double, HR, 3 RBI. 1B Brandon Wagner and CF Estevan Florial 2 hits each.

Perez 5 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 3 W, 7 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Cedeno (w, 2-0, 1.29) 1 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Sosebee (S, 6) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K, 2.37

Minor League Report. Castro continues rehab.

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Before getting to the minors, I have to wonder why the disappointing Ellsbury was in the lineup last night, not the hot Clint Frazier, when the Red Sox started a lefty last night.

Probably $$$$, Ellsbury’s contract vs. the rookie.

But with Frazier hot lately, and that left field wall so enticing for a righty batter, a lefty on the mound…. just saying. And Ellsbury still doesn’t look right coming off that concussion.

AAA: SWB (57-34) scored two in the top of the ninth to win 3-1. SS Abiatal Avelino 3 hits, rbi.

Enns 5 1/3 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 2 W, 4 K. 2.30
Gallegos (W, 1-1, 2.16) 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 4 K.
Rumbelow (S, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.00

AA: Trenton (61-29) lost 2-1. 3B Billy Fleming HR. 2B Starlin Castro 1 for 4, double, on rehab assignment. CF Jorge Mateo 2 hits.

Littell 7 Ip, 1 R, 6 H, 0 W, 7 K. 1.59
Carroll (L, 1-3, 1.80) 2 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 W, 0 K.

High A: Tampa (49-40) won 8-7. SS Gosuke Katoh 2 hits, HR, 4 RBI. 1B Tim Lynch 2 RBI. 3B Daniel Barrios 2 hits, RBI. CF Jeff Hendrix 2 hits.

Widener 4 IP, 3 R, 8 H, 1 W, 5 K. 3.94
Frare 1 2/3 IP, 2 R, both unearned, 2 H, 2 W, 1 K. 6.35
Tarpley (W, 2-0; 0.00) 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K.
Schwaab (S, 5) 1 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 W, 0 K.

Low A: Charleston (49-42) won 6-0 on a two-hitter. SS Hoy Jun Park 3 hits, 3 RBI. 1B Brandon Wagner 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI. CF Blake Rutherford 2 hits, RBI. 2B Diego Castillo and C Donny Sands 2 hits each.

Perez (W, 6-3, 2.83) 5 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 4 W, 5 K.
Harris 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K. 3.31
Cedeno 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K.  1.50

Minor League Report.

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The big club was off today. Didi Gregorius finished 3rd in the last man All Star voting so unless an injury occurs, he won’t be joining five teammates at the All Star Game in Miami.

Mason Williams cleared DFA and was outrighted to SWB.

Trenton pitcher Justus Sheffield goes on the DL with an oblique strain.

Check out the NY Post for a good article about how the Yankees’ backups are letting the team down.

AAA: SWB (54-32) won in 11 innings, 4-3. Miguel Andujar 2 RBI single that won the game. 3 hits apiece for 1B Mike Ford and RF Billy McKinney. McKinney has really been doing well since going from AA to AAA. 3 hits also for 2B Jonathan Diaz, who they just got from Toronto. DH Jake Cave with 2 hits. Dietrich Enns, who missed most of this year with injury after a sterling 2016 (14-4, 1.73), started and pitched well

Enns 6 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 1 H, 4 K. 2.45
Holder 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K. 4.50
Heller 2 IP, 0 R 0 H, 0 W, 3 K. 2.68
Mantiply (w, 4-3 3.83) 2 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 1 W, 2 K. /

AA: Trenton (57-28) won 6-3. 3B Billy Fleming a 2-run HR.

Camarena 4 1/3 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 2 W, 2 K. 4.42
Gomez (W, 1-0, 0.00) 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 5 K. Promoted.
Carroll (H,1) 1 2/3 IP 0 R, 1H, 1 W, 3 K. 1.57
Coshow (S, 11) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.76

High A: Tampa (47-36) lost 8-3. LF Trey Amburgey 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI. 1B Tim Lynch 2 hits, rbi.

Keller (L, 0-1, 9.00) 5 IP, 5 R, 8 H, 2 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR. Up from Low A.
Reeves 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.20
Roeder 1 IP, 3 R 3 H, 1 W, 1 K. 6.48
Schwaab 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 3.41

Low A: Charleston (43-41) lost 13-9. 1B Brandon Wagner 3 hits, double, HR, 4 RBI. 4 hits, 3 doubles, 2 RBI 3B Mandy Alvarez. OF Estevan Florial 2 hits. RF Isiah Gilliam 2 hits, RBI.

DeCarr (L, 1-1; 6.75) 2 IP, 8 R, 4 H, 5 W, 2 K.
Rosa 4 2/3 IP, 5 R, 3 ER, 10 H, 1 W, 4 K.  3.88
Harris 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.03

Minor League Report. Enns, Torres, have shoulder issues.

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The injury bug has hit the minors as well. While in the majors, Didi Gregorius is expected to begin a rehab stint at High A Tampa on Friday, and Gary Sanchez may beginning throwing tomorrow, in the minors, P Dietrich Enns and IF Gleyber Torres have developed shoulder issues.

AAA: SWB (5-6) won 6-4. Tyler Wade, SS, 3 hits, RBI. .425.

LF Clint Frazier, HR. 2 RBI. CF Dustin Fowler 2 hits, RBI. 2 doubles, RBI Donovan Solano. All have been struggling so far. 1B Ji-Man Choi 2 for 2, 2 walks, RBI.

Lail (w, 1-0, 6.75) 5 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 2 walks, 1 K.
Webb (H, 1) 1 2/3, 1 R, 2 H, 0 walks, 1 K. 9.95
Gallegos (H, 1) 1 1/3 1 R, 1 H, 1 walk, 1 K. 7.20
Shreve (S,1 ) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 2 K. 0.00

AA: Torres was scratched pre-game when he hurt his shoulder in batting practice.

Trenton (7-4) won 5-1. Nice job for Justus Sheffield, except for the walks.

SS Thairo Estrada 3 hits, RBI.

Sheffield 6 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 5 walks, 5 K. 0.77
Kyle Haynes (w, 1-0, 0.00) 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 walks, 2 K.
Hissong 1 Ip, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 2K. 3.38.

High A: Tampa (8-5) got a run in the top of the 9th to win 1-0.

SS Kyle Holder 2 of Tampa’s 4 hits. He needed that. Even after that, he’s only at .095.

C Sharif Othman with the GW single.

Widener 5 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 walks, 7 K. 3.68
Hobie Harris (w, 1-1, 1.08) 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 3 K.
McNamara (S, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 0 K. 0.00

Low A: Charleston (8-5), lost 3-2.

Albert Abreu 5 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 2 walks, 5 K. 1.84
Sosebee (L, 0-1, 7.00) 3 IP, 1 R, 2H, 1 walk, 3 K.

 

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (3-5) lost 2-1. 3B Ruben Tejada 2 hits, RBI.

Enns 5 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 walk, 4 K. 1.64
Jones (BS,1) 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 walks, 1 K. 12.00
Heller (L, 0-2, 7.71) 1 IP, 1 R, UNEARNED, 1 H, 1 walk, 1 K.
Graham 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 walks, 3 K. 0.00

AA: Trenton (5-3) won 4-1. 1B  Mike Ford 2 for 2, 2 walks, triple, rbi.
CF Rashad Crawford 2 hits.

Ramirez (W, 1-0, 5.79) 6 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 3 walks, 3 K.
Frare (H,1 ) 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 walks, 2 K. 3.18
Coshow (S, 2) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 1 K,. 6.75

High A: Tampa (6-4) won 3-1. LF Trey Amburgey 2-run HR.
SS Kyle Holder in a 1 for 34 slump. Hope he and MLB 1B Greg Bird (1 for 23) snap out soon.

Clarkin (W, 2-0, 0.82) 6 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 3 walks, 8 K.
Pena (H, 2) 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 walks, 3 K. 4.91
Brewer (S, 2) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 1 K. 0.00

Low A:  Charleston (6-3) lost 9-2. 3B Oswaldo Cabrera, DH Carlos Vidal and C Eduardo Navas 2 hits each.

Orozco (L, 0-1, 7.27) 4 2/3 IP 6R, 8 H, 3 walks, 1 K.
Sosebee 2 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 0 walks, 1 K. 9.00
Gomez 1 1/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 walks, 1 K. 5.06