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Minor League Report. Gleyber watch continues. Continuing to rake.


AAA: SWB (6-3) didn’t do too much against the White Sox’ stud prospect, Michael Kopech, getting just one run off of him in six innings, and falling behind 5-1, but once he was out of the game, they beat up on his relievers for a 10-5 win.

3b Gleyber Torres continues to rake (.389), and the Gleyber watch is on for a call up next weekend. Torres was 2 for 5 with 3 RBI tonight, and both hits were doubles.

RF L.J. Mazzilli, Lee’s kid, drove in 3 runs. DH Mike Ford had 2 hits. C Erik Kratz had a HR and 2 RBI. SS Abiatal Avelino had 2 hits, and CF Rashad Crawford had 2 hits and an RBI.

Camarena 3 1/3 IP, 5 R, 3 H, 5 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR. 5.87
Lail (W, 2-0, 1.59) 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K.
O. Perez (H, 2) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.00
Carroll 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 4 K. 5.06

AA:  Trenton (5-4) won 1-0 on a two-hitter. RF Jhalen Jackson with a HR (5) for the only run of the game. He’s only at .176 right now, but has 5 HR and 6 RBI.

Tate 4 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 4 K. 0.90
Mesa (W, 1-0, 5.79) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Ort (H, 1) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 4 K. 1.59
Foley (S, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 1 K. 0.00

High A: Tampa (4-6) lost 5-4. 3 hits 3B Brandon Wagner. RF Isiah Gilliam 2 hits, RBI. Gilliam, 21, a switch-hitting OF, was .275-15-85 for Low A Charleston last year. 1B Tim Lynch 2 hits, RBI. C Keith Skinner 2 hits, RBI.

King (L, 0-1, 2.25) 5 2/3 IP, 5 R, 2 ER, 5 H, 2 W, 5 K.
Kamplain 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K, 4.15
Harris 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K. 4.91

Low A: Charleston lost 4-3 in 10 to drop to 5-5.  RF Steven Sensley solo HR. 2B Oswaldo Cabrera 2 hits. DH Frederick Cuevas 2 hits.

Lehnen 5 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 2 W, 4 K. 2.45
Weissert 2 2/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 2 W, 2 K. 1.93
Bristo (L, 0-1, 0.00) 2 1/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 2 W, 3 K.




Minor league report. 4 hits for Gleyber.


AAA: SS Gleyber Torres had 4 hits and 2 rbi as SWB (2-1) won 5-4. 1B Ryan McBroom had 2 hits.

Hale 6 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K.
Gallegos (BS) 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K.
Carroll (w) 1 1/3 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K.
Perez (H) 1/3 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K.
Feyereisen (S) 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.

AA: Trenton (2-2) lost 3-2 in 10 innings. RF Jhalen Jackson homered again. He has 3 already. LF Ben Ruta had 3 hits.

Carter 4 2/3 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 4 W, 6 K.
Reeves 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 2 K.
Schwaab (L) 3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 2 W, 3 K.

I hate this new “speed up the game” rule that puts a runner on second to start the inning in extra innings in the minors. What a joke. A leadoff double scored the run, which is why Schwaab’s run was unearned. Without that rule, maybe no one scores that inning.

High A:  Tampa (2-2) lost 3-1. CF Pablo Olivares 2 hits, solo HR. 1B Brandon Wagner 2 hits.

King  6 1/3 IP, 1 R, 6 H, 1 W, 7 K.
Harris (L) 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Morris 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W,  1 K. Gave up HR

Low A: Charleston (1-3) split a DH.

Reg. game:  Lost 7-4. SS Wilkerman Garcia 2 hits. C Jason Lopez 2 hits.

Nelson (L) 1 2/3 IP, 7 R, 5 H, 2 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Zurak 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 4 K.
Cedeno 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K.

Makeup of 4 /7: Won 2-1. LF Frederick Cuevas 2 doubles, RBI.

Lehnen (W) 6 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 0 W, 5 K. Gave up HR.
Wivinis (S) 1 1P, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.

S.T. Game 6. Yanks lose, 9-6, but Sanchez hits tape-measure HR.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yanks finally lost a S.T. game, 9-6 (not that spring training results matter), to drop to 5-1 on the exhibition season, but Gary Sanchez hit an absolute bomb of a HR in the game.

The lineup looked like what could be the Opening Day lineup: Gardner, Judge, Stanton, Sanchez, Bird, Didi, Hicks, Drury and Torres. I would move Bird, a lefty hitter, up, to split up the three righty bats of Judge, Stanton and Sanchez, but have no complaints if manager Aaron Boone wants those three right in a row.

Sanchez hit a two-run bomb, over the “o” of the scoreboard announcing George M. Steinbrenner field, in the first inning.C

Luis Cessa, who will probably start at AAA, and serve as rotation insurance in case of injury, had a good first inning, struggled in the second (not giving up a run), but came unglued in the third.

Single, single, error by Torres (who made a couple nice plays later) for a run, then gave up a 3-run HR.

The Tigers got a run in the sixth off Betances and another in the eighth off of Will Carter.

6-2 heading into the bottom of the eighth.

With two out, Erik Kratz was HBP and both Ryan McBroom and Tyler Wade walked. Estevan Florial singled in two.

One thing I’ve seen about the 20 yr. old Florial, who probably is slated for High-A Tampa, is that this kid can fly. Two triples so far in spring training. Probably two or three years away from the majors, but can he run. CF of the future (no offense to Hicks or Ellsbury).

His single made it 6-4. He stole 2nd and went to third on a WP that enabled Wade to score. He then scored on another WP to tie the game.

Michael King gave up three runs in the top of the ninth to lose the game for the Yanks, 9-6.

The Yanks only got five hits in the game, 2 by Stanton (inc. a double that hit the fence), 2 by Sanchez (inc. the bomb of a HR) and the one by Florial.

Cessa 2+ IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 3 H, 1 W, 2 K, 1 K.
Warren 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Betances 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 1 H, 1 W, 1 K.
Lail 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K.
Carter 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 W, 1 K.
King (L) 0 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 1 W, 0 K.
Schwaab 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.

Even though I do the minor league reports all year long, I have no clue who Will Carter and Michael King are.

Carter, 25, RHP, went 3-1, 3.26 in 15 games (six starts) for AA Trenton last year.

King, a 22 yr. old RHP, was in Low A for the Marlins last year, going 11-9, 3.14.

Remember that often in spring training, games are decided at the end by players who will be starting the season in maybe AA or lower.

Rudy Regalado, a backup INF for the 1954 pennant winning Cleveland Indians, has passed away at the age of 87.

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

Yankee Stadium Frieze

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.