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Yanks make more minor deals to set 40-man roster, get more $$ for Ohtani.

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The Yanks made more minor deals today to free up more 40-man roster space and also got a little more international money that they could put towards Shohei Ohtani.

In one deal, they dealt Ronald Herrera, 22, to the Rangers for pitching prospect Reivar Sanmartin. Herrera was 0-1, 6.00 in 2 games, 3 IP, for the Yanks this year. Sanmartin, 21, is a LHP who had a 2.45 ERA at A ball. If the Yanks lose Herrera in the Rule 5 draft they can lose him for nothing, and they wanted something back. They also had people they wanted to protect on the 40 man roster who they felt were better than Herrera.

In another deal, they dealt Garrett Cooper and Caleb Smith to the Marlins. Cooper, a 1B, played in 13 games for the Yanks this year, going .326-0-6, and Smith was 0-1, 7.71 in 9 games, 2 starts. They got some international bonus $, which they could use toward Ohtani, and pitching prospect Mike King, 22. King had a 3.14 ERA at low A.

As for Ohtani, MLB extended the posting deadline to reach an agreement with Japan 24 hours. It is expected that if Ohtani is posted, the Yanks would be the heavy favorite to land him.

If they do, then they probably wouldn’t need to re-sign CC or go after Alex Cobb. Peter Gammons thinks the Cubs and Yankees are the favorites for Cobb, but if the Yanks get Ohtani, then they don’t need Cobb or CC.

Cobb, 30, is 48-35 in his MLB career, all with Tampa Bay. ERA 3.50, ERA+ 111.

With the minor deals, the Yanks were able to add to the 40 man roster Gleyber Torres, Albert Abreu, Domingo Acevedo, Thairo Estrada, Billy McKinney and Jonathan Loaisiga. I am a bit surprised Chance Adams and Justus Sheffield aren’t on the 40 man. The additions of Abreu, Acevedo and Loaisiga over Adams and Sheffield surprise me.

Hideki Matsui joins Johnny Damon, Kerry Wood and Andruw Jones as newcomers on the HOF ballot who once played for the Yankees. I don’t expect any to make it this year. All may be close but no cigar.

Matsui presents a special case. Are they judging him by just his MLB career (175 HR) or by his Japanese and MLB careers (507 HR)?

Damon had over 2700 hits and over 400 SB in his career, Jones over 400 HR with 10 Gold Glove Awards.

They join Mussina and Clemens on the ballot.

 

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Minor League Report. Cycle for Estrada.

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AAA: SWB lost Game 1 of their postseason series, 6-5 to Lehigh Valley, in 12 innings. They had a 5-1 lead after five.

2B Donovan Solano 3 hits, RBI. 3B Miguel Andujar solo HR. LF Billy McKinney 2-run HR.

German 5 1/3 IP, 5 R, 6 H, 1 W, 2 K.
Mantiply (BS) 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K.
Gomez 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 3 K.
Holder 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 5 K.
Feyereisen (L) 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 W, 0 K.
Jones 0 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K.

AA: Trenton evened up their series against Binghamton at a game apiece, winning 9-6.

Cycle for SS Thairo Estrada, 4 hits, 3 RBI. 3B Dante Bichette, Jr. 3 hits, solo HR. 3 hits LF Zack Zehner. 2B Nick Solak 2 RBI. CF Rashad Crawford 3 hits. C Francisco Diaz 2 hits, RBI.

Koerner 2 2/3 IP, 5 R, 4 ER, 5 H, 2 W, 2 K.
Reeves (Win) 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K.
Carroll (H) 2 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 W, 3 K.
Schwaab (H) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K.
Brewer (S) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 w, 2 K.

 

 

 

Minor League Report. Austin HRs 2x in SWB loss. Playoffs coming now.

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AAA: SWB (86-55) lost 4-3 to Lehigh Valley in their regular season finale. Lehigh Valley swept SWB and made the playoffs as a wild card. They caught and tied Rochester, but are the wild card because they were 13-9 against Rochester this season, so they win the tiebreaker, and will now face SWB all over again….in the first round of the International League Playoffs.

DH Tyler Austin had 2 solo HR for SWB. 2B Billy Fleming and SS Jonathan Diaz each had 2 hits.

Pena (L, 0-1, 9.95) 2 IP, 4 R, 4 H, 4 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Mantiply 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 3 K. 2.83
Gomez 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.00
Jones 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 4.38

AA: Trenton (92-48) won their regular season finale, 3-2. SS Abiatal Avelino 2 RBI. 2 hits each for RF Jeff Hendrix & DH Garrett Cooper. Trenton now will face Binghamton in the first round of the Eastern League Playoffs.

Espinal 3 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 5 K. 0.46
Sosebee 2 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 1 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR. 6.35
Carroll (W, 2-5, 2.66) 1 1/3, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 3 K.
Schwaab (S, 2) 2 Ip, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 2.57

High A: Tampa’s regular season ended Sunday. They face Dunedin in the first round of the Florida State League Playoffs.

Low A: Charleston (76-63) ended their regular season with an 8-2 loss. RF Isiah Gilliam 2 hits, solo HR.   C Ryan Lidge 3 for 3. They will play Greenville in the first round of the South Atlantic League playoffs.

Nick Green (L, 8-9, 4.49) 5 2/3 IP, 6 R, 4 ER, 10 H, 0 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Morris 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K. 2.73
Cedeno 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 1.00

 

Minor League Report. Off night for Adams.

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AAA: Chance Adams (11-5, 2.89 at AAA, 15-5, 2.45 overall AA/AAA) had a rare off-night as SWB (86-51) lost 5-1. Rehabbing Matt Holliday 0 for 3, walk, scored a run. 3B Miguel Andujar double, rbi.

Adams (L, 11-5, 2.89) 5 2/3 IP, 5 R, 7 H, 3 W, 6 K.
Jones 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 1 W, 1 K. 4.45
Coshow 1 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1.69

AA: Trenton (90-46) won 3-2. Solo HR 3B Dante Bichette, Jr. Rehabbing 1B Garrett Cooper 2 hits, RBI. 2 hits for LF Mark Payton.

Koerner (W, 6-3, 4.08) 6 IP, 1 R, 7 H, 3 W, 1 k.
Gomez (H, 5) 2 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 H, 1 W, 3 K. 1.72
Carroll (S, 5) 1 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.74

High A: Tampa (83-49) won 6-1. Solo HRs for C Donny Sands and 1B Tim Lynch, who also had a double. CF Estevan Florial double, 2 RBI. LF Alexander Palma 2 hits, RBI.

Abreu (W, 1-3, 4.19) 5 Ip, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 5 K.
Lane 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.32
Frawley 2 Ip, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.33

Low A: Charleston (75-60) won 10-5. DH Dermis Garcia HR, 3 RBI. LF Carlos Vidal 2 RBI. 1B Brandon Wagner 2 RBI. RF Isiah Gilliam 2 hits. 2B Oswaldo Cabrera 3 for 3, RBI. SS Diego Castillo 2 hits.

Perez 5 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 4 H, 4 W, 5 K. 2.84
Trieglaff 2 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 3 K. 2.08
Cedeno (W, 6-0, 0.53) 1 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Wivinis (S, 4) 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.00

Minor League Report. Six going to AFL.

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The Yanks announced that six players will be going to the Arizona Fall League. They will be playing for the Scottsdale Scorpions. The players are: CF Estevan Florial, LHP Justus Sheffield, RHP Dillon Tate, SS Thairo Estrada, SS Kyle Holder and 1B Chris Gittens.. The manager will be Jay Bell, Tampa’s manager (the former Pirate and Diamondback SS who scored the winning run of the 2001 WS, beating the Yankees). The AFL runs from Oct. 10-Nov. 18th. Florial, Sheffield and Tate are considered top 10 Yankees’ prospects.

AAA: SWB (85-50) won 8-1. 3B Miguel Andujar 2 hits, triple, HR, 2 RBI. C Wilkin Castillo 2 hits, HR, 3 RBI. Rehabbing DH Matt Holliday 1 for 4. RF Billy McKinney 2 hits, RBI.

Cortes (W, 2-3, 1.28) 5 2/3 IP, 1 R, 7 H, 1 W, 5 K.
Mantiply 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 2.96
Jones 1/3 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.62

AA: Trenton (88-46) lost 8-3. Estrada 2 RBI. 2B Abital Avelino 3 hits, RBI. 1B Garrett Cooper is on rehab here (0 for 1, 2 walks).

Camarena (L, 2-3, 4.18) 5 1/3 IP, 6 R, 9 H, 2 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Tarpley 2 1/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 W, 0 K. 3.68

High A: Tampa (80-49) won 1-0 on a 1-hitter. Florial had the RBI.

Widener 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 3.54
Pena (W, 3-2, 2.47) 4 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 1 K. 2.47
Harvey (S, 4) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 1 K. 1.09

The second game was rained out.

Low A:   Charleston (73-60) won 4-3. DH Dermis Garcia (double and triple), CF Dom Thompson-Williams and 2B Oswaldo Cabrera all had 2 hits & an RBI. LF Devyn Bolasky and RF Isiah Gilliam each had 2 hits.

Vargas 6 2/3 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 1 W, 5 K. 3.61
Mundell (W, 1-4, 2.51) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 3 K.
Sosebee (S, 13) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.20

 

Minor League Report. Castro and Bird hit back-to-back HR. Holliday 2 hits, 2 RBI.

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No reports for a couple of days. I am out of town beginning Friday afternoon, returning Sunday afternoon.

Ok, time to report on baseball with no brawls.

AAA: 2B Starlin Castro and 1B Greg Bird, both on rehab, hit back-to-back HRs in SWB’s (81–49) 8-3 win on Thursday. Castro was 2 for 4 with the solo HR. Bird was 1 for 3 with two walks. Also hitting a HR was DH Ji Man Choi. CF Mason Williams 2 hits, 2 RBI. LF Jake Cave 2 hits, RBI (hitting over .340). RF Mark Payton 2 hits, and C Eddy Rodriguez 2 hits, RBI.

Jordan Montgomery was pulled because of pitch count/innings limitations. It is no coincidence he is lined up on the same day with Garcia (who has been disappointing so far) so we’ll see what happens when rosters expand September 1.

Montgomery 3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 3 K. 3.00 (minor league ERA)
Mantiply (W, 6-5, 3.09) 4 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 2 W, 2 K.
Jones 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.73
Holder 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1.74

AA: Trenton (85-44) lost 5-1. LF Jeff Hendrix 2 hits (.388), and 2 hits for 2B Nick Solak (.329).

Camarena (L, 2-2, 3.75) 6 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 7 H, 1 W, 4 K.
Gomez 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1.93
Schwaab 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.86

High A: Tampa (77-49) had a DH. Only one game got played.
Reg. sched. Game: Tampa won 10-1 in seven innings.  Rehabbing DH Matt Holliday 2 hits, 2 RBI. 1B Tim Lynch 2 hits, double, HR, 4 RBI. SS Kyle Holder 2 hits, RBI. Also getting two hits each: CF Trey Amburgey, RF Alexander Palma, LF Devyn Bolasky.  C Donny Sands HR, 2 RBI.

Rosa (W, 2-0, 4.91) 6 Ip, 1 R, 3 H, 2 W, 8 K. Gave up 1 HR
Frawley 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.08

The makeup game from the 8/23 postponement was postponed b/c of lightning.

Low A: Charleston (70-59) lost 2-1, giving up both runs in the bottom of the ninth. 1B Dermis Garcia solo HR.

Nick Green 5 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 5 K. 4.59
Mundell (H, 4) 2 IP, 0 r, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.58
Sosebee (BS, 2; L, 2-3, 2.17) 1 2/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 2 W, 2 K.

Minor League Report. Rehab city. Bird hits 2 HR. Holliday & Castro begin rehab.

cropped-the-stadium-facade.jpgAAA: SWB (78-46) lost 10-6, but rehabbing 1B Greg Bird cracked 2 HR and drove in 3 runs in finally looking like the Greg Bird we saw in spring training before he got hurt. If the Yanks can get him back for the final month, and get him back the way he was hitting in spring training, it could be huge. The lineup is so righty-leaning, he provides balance, esp. in Yankee Stadium as a lefty bat.

Starlin Castro started his rehab. He Dh’d, going 0 for 4 w/a walk.

Miguel Andujar (3B) had 2 hits.

Cortes (L, 1-3, 1.44) 3 2/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 3 W, 5 K.
Brewer 2/3 IP, 6 R, 3 ER, 5 H, 1 W, 0 K. 11.70
Coshow 2 1/3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 1 W, 2 K. 3.86
Jones 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K. 4.81
Feyereisen 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.61

AA: Trenton (80-43) lost 5-1, getting just three hits, two by 1B Ryan McBroom.

Tate (L, 0-2, 5.25) 6 IP, 4 R, 8 H, 1 W, 3 K. Gave up 2 HR.
Schwaab 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 3 W, 3 K.  4.26

High A: Tampa (75-47) lost 7-6. Matt Holliday started his rehab, going 0 for 4 with a walk, RBI and strikeout.

2B Kyle Holder 3 hits, 3 RBI. SS Hoy Jun Park 3 hits, 2 doubles. C Donny Sands 2 hits.

Swanson 5 1/3 IP, 2 R, 7 H, 0 W, 7 K. 3.83
Lane (BS, 1; L, 2-2, 4.20) 1 2/3 IP, 5 R, 2 ER, 5 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Palladino 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.00
Harvey 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.27.

Low A: Charleston (68-55) lost 5-4. 2B Diego Castillo 3 hits, HR shy of cycle, RBI. C Ryan Lidge 2 hits.

Nick Green 5 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 1 W, 1 K. 4.80
Morris (L, 4-2, 3.09) 4 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 W, 6 K.