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Yankees release Ellsbury, DFA Bird & Cortes.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yankees had to set their 40-man roster before the Rule 5 draft and wanted to protect a couple of youngsters from that draft.

In order to do so, they made some moves.

The first was that they released Jacoby Ellsbury. In doing so, they are eating the $21MM he is owed for 2020 and also paying him $5MM for a 2021 buyout. They are eating $26MM and yes, that money for 2020 still will count against the cap. Ellsbury didn’t play at all for the Yankees in 2018 and 2019.

Ellsbury did play for them 2014-2017, with his best year being his first, in 2014 (.271-16-70 with 39 SB, OPS+ 111). So the Yanks got NOTHING from him for the last three years of his contract and had to buy out 2021.

The Yanks also DFA’d Greg Bird and Nestor Cortes, Jr.

Bird hit .261 with 11 HR in 46 games at the end of 2015, filling in for the injured Mark Teixeira but has had trouble with injuries since. He missed all of 2016 due to injury, hit .190 in 48 games in 2017, .199 in 82 games in 2018 and was just 6 for 35 in 10 games in 2019. His big highlight was his HR in Game 3 of the 2017 ALDS off of Andrew Miller that won the game for the Yanks 1-0 and kept them alive in the playoffs that year.

Cortes, Jr. was 5-1, 5.67 for the Yankees in 2019, ERA+ 79, in one start and 32 relief appearances.

The Yanks added Estevan Florial, Deivi Garcia, Luis Gil, Brooks Kriske, Luis Medina, Nick Nelson and Miguel Yajure to the 40-man roster to protect them from the Rule 5 draft.

Florial: 22 on Nov. 25. OF lefty bat. .237-8-38 at High A Tampa in 2019.
Garcia: 20. 5-9, 4.28 combined A+/AA/AAA in 2019. 165 K in 111.1 IP.  21 starts, 5 relief.
Gil: 21. 5-5, 2.72 at A/A+ combined in 2019. 20 starts. 123 K in 96 IP.
Kriske: 25. 3-3, 2.08 at A+/AA combined in 2019. 12 saves. 80 K in 60.2 IP.
Medina: 20. 1-8, 5.47 at A/A+ combined in 2019. 22 starts. 127 K in 103.2 IP.
Nelson: 24 on Dec. 5. 8-3, 2.81 at A+/AA/AAA in 2019. 17 starts, 1 relief. 114 K in 89.2 IP.
Yajure: 21. 9-6, 2.14 at A+/AA in 2019. 20 starts, 4 relief. 133 K in 138.2 IP.

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (67-60) lost 7-4. LF Clint Frazier 2 hits, RBI. C Kyle Higashioka 3 hits, RBI. DH Ryan McBroom 2 hits (.323). 2B Wendell Rijo 2 hits.

AA: Trenton (68-58) gave up 3 in the 8th and 4 in the 9th and lost 7-2. SS Kyle Holder 2 hits. 2 hits RF Isiah Gilliam. Starter Rony Garcia five scoreless IP, but the bullpen fell apart.

High A: Tampa (58-66) scored two in the top of the ninth to tie it, then won it in the tenth, 5-4. LF Pablo Olivares 2 RBI. 1B Mickey Gasper 2 hits. 2B Kyle Gray 3 hits, RBI.

Medina 5 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 5 H, 1 W, 8 K.  1.80
A. Severino 1 2/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 W, 4 K. 5.63
Harris (W, 3-4, 5.00) 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 4 K.
Wivinis (S, 7) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.   2.75

Low A: Charleston (66-61) won 5-3. LF Canaan Smith (.312) 2-run HR.

Starter Rony Contreras (W, 10-5, 3.59) 6 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR.

Minor League Report.

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See the report of last night’s major league game for a couple moves done by the Yanks in releasing a couple of SWB players.

AAA: SWB (65-55) got blown out, 15-1. They only got four hits, two by LF Clint Frazier. 1B Ryan McBroom solo HR (.324-20-50).

AA: Trenton (64-55) lost 8-1, getting just five hits and making three errors. SS Kyle Holder 2 hits, solo HR.

High A: Tampa (54-64) won 4-2. 2B Oswaldo Cabrera 2 hits, RBI. DH Alexander Palma 3 for 3, 2 RBI, 2-run HR.

Junk (W, 4-6, 5.19) 6 1/3 IP, 2 R, 8 H, 2 W, 2 K.
Bies (S, 1) 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 6 K   6.75

Low A: Charleston scored in the bottom of the ninth to win 1-0. DH Josh Stowers 3 hits, inc. bunt single to get on base in the bottom of the ninth. 1B Eric Wagaman GW RBI double.

Luis Medina 7 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 10 K.  6.00
D. Ramos (W, 1-0, 0.00) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K.

 

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (64-50) lost 5-3 in 10 innings. LF Clint Frazier solo HR, good defense. SS Thairo Estrada 2 hits.  RF Trey Amburgey solo HR. 2B Wendell Rijo solo HR.

Deivi Garcia 4 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 2 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR. AAA ERA is 6.26.

He’s just 20. Don’t rush him. Probably needs a full year (more?) at AAA.

AA: Trenton (59-54) lost 4-3. 1B Chris Gittens 2-run HR. CF Rashad Crawford 2 hits.

High A: Tampa (52-59) won 7-2. CF Estevan Florial 2 hits. 2B Wilkerman Garcia 3 RBI. SS Diego Castillo 2 hits, 2 RBI. C Jason Lopez 2 hits, RBI. RF Omar Carrizales 2 hits, RBI.

Miguel Yajure (W, 7-6, 2.04) 5 1/3 relief innings, 1 R, 4 H, 1 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR.

Low A: Charleston (58-57) lost 4-1. CF Brandon Lockridge 2 hits. DH Josh Stowers 2 hits. RF Frederick Cuevas 2 hits.

Starter Luis Medina 5 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 W, 7 K.

Minor League Report. Deivi Garcia still adjusting to AAA.

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AAA: For a 20 yr. old, jumping from High A to AAA in one year is impressive. It may be a bit much to go from High A all the way to the majors. Deivi Garcia had a rough first inning for SWB, giving up 4 runs, as SWB (62-47) lost 6-1. LF Clint Frazier 2 hits, 2B Wendell Rijo 2 hits. In the first inning, Garcia gave up a double, walk, got a strikeout, then a double drove in two, then a strikeout, then a 2-run HR.

He may need a full year at AAA. At 20, we can’t rush him.

Garcia (AAA stats 1-2, 6.63) 5 IP, 6 R, 8 H, 2 W, 4 K. Gave up 2 HR.

AA: Trenton (57-50) won 7-2. SS Kyle Holder 3 hits, RBI. LF Ben Ruta 2 hits, RBI. 2B Hoy Jun Park 2 hits, RBI. 1B Chris Gittens 2 hits, RBI. C Kellin Deglan 2 hits, RBI. CF Rashad Crawford 2 hits, RBI on a solo HR. Nice team effort.

Nick Green (W, 2-3. 7.91) 5 2/3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 4 W, 6 K.

Trevor Lane (1.82) 2 scoreless relief innings, 3 K.

High A:  Tampa ppd. Scheduled to be madeup today, Aug. 1

Low A: Charleston (53-56) lost 8-6. SS Oswald Peraza 2 hits. LF Canaan Smith (.317) 3 hits, 2 RBI, solo HR. 3B Oliver Dunn 3 hits, RBI.

Luis Medina (no decision) 5 1/3 IP, 4 R, 4 H, 4 W, 10 K.  6.89

Update: From MLB Trade Rumors:

The Yankees were willing to give up Clint Frazier and another prospect for Ray, USA Today’s Bob Nightengale tweets, though talks fizzled out after the Diamondbacks requested more prospects.  As per MLB Network’s Jon Heyman, the D’Backs wanted a four-prospect package that included Frazier and right-hander Clarke Schmidt, who was the 16th overall pick of the 2017 draft and rated by MLB Pipeline as the fifth-best prospect in New York’s system.

Minor League Report. Lipka hits for cycle at AA.

cropped-the-stadium-facade.jpgThe Major League New York Yankees return to action Friday night vs. Toronto. The first three starters will be German, Happ, then Tanaka.

AAA: SWB (52-38) lost 4-2. SS Tyler Wade (.310) solo HR. 1B Ryan Lavarnway solo HR.

AA: Trenton (46-40) lost 5-3. RF Matt Lipka 4 for 4, 2 RBI, a 2-run HR in the ninth that enabled him to hit for the cycle. 1B Chris Gittens 2 hits.

High A: Tampa (39-50) swept a DH.

Completion of suspended game of 7/10 (ppd from 7/9): Won 8-2. LF Pablo Olivares 2 RBI. CF Estevan Florial 4 for 4, RBI.  2B Oswaldo Cabrera 2 hits. DH Mickey Gasper 2 hits. C Donny Sands 2 RBI. SS Diego Castillo 3 hits, RBI.

Reg. scheduled game: Won 2-1 in 8 innings (DH’s only go 7 regular innings). RF Steven Sensley solo HR. Both sides only got four hits apiece. Castillo GW RBI single.

Low A: Charleston (46-45) lost 3-1 despite giving up just 3 hits.

Luis Medina 6 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 10 K.  7.59
Myatt (L, 3-2; BS, 1) 1/3 IP, 3 R, 1 H, 4 W, 0 K.  4.15
C. Espinal 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 3 K.  2.50

 

Minor League Report. Charleston wins on 1-hitter.

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AAA: The Yanks traded INF Brad Miller off of SWB to the Phillies for cash considerations.

SWB (38-26) lost 4-3. SS Breyvic Valera 2 hits (.416). 3B Thairo Estrada 2 hits, RBI. Brody Koerner (L, 3-1, 3.25) 7 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 4 H, 1 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR.

AA: Trenton (36-25) won 4-1. DH Chris Gittens 2 for 2 w/a walk. C Kellin Deglan 2-run HR. 1B Brandon Wagner 2 hits, solo HR. Weather shortened game to 7 innings.

High A: Tampa (28-38) rained out.

Low A: Charleston (36-31) won 10-0 on a 1-hitter. Last year’s first-round draft pick, C Anthony Seigler, 2 hits. LF Canaan Smith (.316) 3 hits, 4 RBI, as he hit two two-run HR. 2B Kyle Gray 2 hits, 3 RBI. CF Omar Carrizales 2 hits, 2 RBI. SS Eduardo Torrealba 2 for 2 with a walk, 1 RBI.

Medina (W, 1-4, 7.43) 6 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 3 K.
Marinaccio (S, 1) 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 4 K. 0.00

Standings:

SWB 1st in International League North by 5 1/2 games

Trenton 1st in Eastern League Eastern Division by 1 game (Magic #8 for first half title)

Tampa 5th in Florida State League North, 13 1/2 out. First half over this weekend, didn’t qualify for postseason in the first half. Second half?

Charleston 1st in South Atlantic South by 1 game. (Magic #3 for first half title).