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Boone AL All-Star Game Mgr.?and Yanks make a minor deal.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

OK, with Hinch, last year’s pennant winning manager gone, and same with Cora, does this mean Aaron Boone, who lost last year’s ALCS, now is the AL All-Star game manager?


The Yanks made a minor deal. When Gardner’s contract was finalized last week, LHP Stephen Tarpley was DFA’d. Today they traded him to Miami for a prospect, James Nelson, 3B. Nelson will most likely be with A+ Tampa.

From MLB.com:

Nelson, 22, spent his 2019 season with Class A Advanced Jupiter, batting .228 (98-for-429) with 36 runs, 13 doubles, two triples, four homers and 36 RBIs in 121 games. Over four Minor League seasons, the right-handed hitter has hit .259 with 14 homers and 147 RBIs in 328 games, playing exclusively at third base.

Tarpley, 26, made 31 Major League appearances (one start) for the Yankees from 2018-19, going 1-0 with two saves and a 5.88 ERA (22 earned runs in 33 2/3 innings).

 

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. SWB still scrapping for playoff berth.

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AAA: SWB (71-62) won 7-4 in 10 innings. SS Breyvic Valera (.321) 2 hits, RBI. C Kyle Higashioka 2 hits, RBI. DH Ryan McBroom 2 hits, 3 RBI, 3-run HR in top of the 10th. (.319-23-61). 2B Wendell Rijo 2 hits, RBI, solo HR.

Nick Nelson 5 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 3 W, 8 K.  3.94

but Deivi Garcia struggled in relief. 1 2/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 W, 2 K. 5.25. Gave up 1 HR.

Ben Heller, coming back from injury, pitched 1 1/3 scoreless relief innings. 1.13

SWB is tied with the Syracuse Mets for first place in the International League North. The loser would NOT get a wild card berth.

AA: Trenton (73-59) won 5-1. CF Ben Ruta 2 hits. 2B Hoy Jun Park 2 hits. 1B Brandon Wagner 2 hits, RBI. 3B Angel Aguilar 2 hits, 2 RBI.

Starter Miguel Yajure 5 1/3 IP, 1 R, 6 H, 1 W, 6 K. 1.69

Combined season for Yajure: Tampa and Trenton: 8-6, 2.23, 21, RHP.

Trenton is already playoff–bound, having won their division’s first-half title.

High A: Tampa (62-70) won 4-3. DH Steven Sensley solo HR. SS Diego Castillo 2 hits. C Donny Sands 2 hits, RBI.

Low A: Charleston (68-65) won 6-2. DH Josh Breaux 2 hits. LF Canaan Smith 3-run HR (.305). 1B Eric Wagaman 2 hits, RBI.  2B Eduardo Torrealba 2 hits, 2 RBI, 2-run HR.

Rony Contreras (W, 11-5, 3.49) 6 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 2 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR.

Minor League Report. Big Valera HR, great pitching.

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AAA: SWB (69-60) won 4-2. 2B Wendell Rijo 2 hits, RBI. Breyvic Valera (.317 at AAA) PH 2-run GW HR in the bottom of the 8th.

Nelson 6 IP, 2 R, 7 H, 2 W, 6 K.  4.91
Lyons 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K.  3.12
Feyereisen (W, 9-2, 2.70) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.

AA: Trenton (69-58) won 4-0. LF Zach Zehner 2 hits. C Kellin Deglan 2 hits. 1B Brandon Wagner 2 hits.

Schmidt (W, 1-0, 3.75) 6 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 9 K.
Carter (H, 3) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K.  3.64
Bristo 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K.  3.66

Schmidt combined minors this year: 5-5, 3.76

High A: Tampa (59-66) won 4-3. LF Pablo Olivares 2 hits, scored 2 runs.

Yajure 6 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 1 W, 3 K.  2.26  (21, RHP, 8-6, good reports on him from scouts)
Valdez (W, 1-3, 7.76) 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K.

Low A: Charleston (67-61) won 1-0 in a game that featured five hits combined, three by Charleston, two by West Virginia. 3B Welfrin Mateo the RBI.

Maciejewski (W, 2-1, 1.35) 8 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 7 K.
C. Espinal (S, 5) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  2.47

 

Minor League Report. Sanchez rehab; dominating Nelson.

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AAA: SWB (64-52) lost 7-4. Gary Sanchez on rehab 0 for 2, walked, scored a run. He should have Friday off and rejoin the Yankees on Saturday. SWB only got 2 hits in the game. SS Thairo Estrada a 3-run HR, and 2B Wendell Rijo a solo HR.

Starter Brian Keller a ND; 7 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 4 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR.  2.57

AA:  Trenton (61-54) won both games they played.

Completion of game suspended Aug. 7: Won 3-2. 1B Chris Gittens 2 hits, 2 RBI, 2-Run HR. RF Isiah Gilliam solo HR.

Regular game: Won 4-0. 2B Hoy Jun Park 2 hits, RBI.
Starter Nick Nelson (W, 7-2, 2.35) 6 1/3 IP, 0 R, 6 H, 1 W, 11 K.

High A:   Tampa (52-61) lost 5-4. RF Alexander Palma 2 hits, RBI, solo HR. C Donny Sands 2 hits, 2 RBI, 2-run HR.

Starter Trevor Stephan ND, 5 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 7 H, 1 W, 7 K.  4.01

Low A: Charleston (59-57) won 3-1 despite getting just 3 hits. 1B Eric Wagaman a 2-run HR, 3 RBI.

Starter Rony Contreras (W, 8-5, 3.77) 6 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 0 W, 3 K.

 

Minor League Report. Nice pitching tonight.

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AAA: SWB (63-48) beat Lehigh Valley 9-6. LF Clint Frazier 3 hits, 4 RBI, a 3-run HR. DH Mike Ford 2 hits, RBI. SS Thairo Estrada 2 hits, 3 RBI. RF Trey Amburgey 2 hits. 1B Gosuke Katoh 2 hits.

AA: Trenton (59-51) won 2-0 on a four-hitter. CF Rashad Crawford 3 hits.

Nick Nelson (W, 6-2, 2.61) 6 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 3 W, 4 K.
Kriske (H, 5) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K.  2.37
D. Alvarez (S, 15) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K.  2.70

High A: Tampa (48-59) won 2-0 on a TEN-hit shutout. 2B Wilkerman Garcia 3 hits, RBI.

Otto 3 1/3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 3 K.  2.43
Stephan (W, 2-3; 4.40) 5 2/3 IP, 0 R, 7 H, 0 W, 3 K.

Low A: Charleston (55-56) won 2-1.   CF Brandon Lockridge solo HR.  LF Canaan Smith 2 hits, (.325). RF Josh Stowers 2 hits. 2B Oliver Dunn 2 hits.

Y. Gomez 2 2/3 IP, 0 R 2 H, 0 W, 0 K.  4.15
Lehnen (W, 4-1, 2.45) 4 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 5 K.
Myatt (S, 3) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.   4.14

Minor League Report. Deivi so-so in SWB loss. Tampa’s Stephan throws a 7-inning no-hitter. Gil impresses again.

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AAA: With trade rumors swirling as we approach the trade deadline, I wonder how many scouts were in attendance to watch Deivi Garcia? How many not only here but elsewhere (see Luis Gil below) checking out players for a possible deal?

SWB (60-44) lost 4-2. 1B Mike Ford 2 hits, solo HR.

Deivi Garcia (AAA L, 1-1, 5.14) 6 IP, 4 R, 6 H, 2 W, 4 K. Gave up 2 HR.

Garcia is just 20, the youngest player in AAA. For the season, A+-AA and AAA, he is 5-6, but with a 3.38 ERA and 128 K in 82 2/3 IP.

AA: Trenton (55-47) won 2-1. CF Ben Ruta 2 hits. DH Mandy Alvarez 2 hits, RBI.

Starter Nick Nelson (W, 5-2, 2.91) 6 1/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 3 W, 8 K.
Lane (H, 4) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.  1.89
Kriske (S, 9) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K.  1.54

High A: Tampa (46-57) swept a DH, and Trevor Stephan hrew a 7-inning no-hitter in the regularly scheduled game. (Minor league DHs are 7-inning games)

Reg. Sched. Game: Won 2-0. LF Pablo Olivares 2 hits. DH Alexander Palma 2-run HR for the only runs of the game. SS Diego Castillo 2 hits. 3B Wilkerman Garcia 2 hits.

Trevor Stephan (W, 1-3, 5.48) 7 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 9 K. Only an error by 1B Stephen Sensley kept this from being a perfect game.

Makeup of 7/25 rainout: Won 4-3. CF Estevan Florial 2 hits, 2 RBI. 2B Oswaldo Cabrera 2 RBI.

Luis Gil (W, 1-0, 3.00) 6 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 2 W, 5 K.
Blanton (S, 1) 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K.  3.24

Gil is 21, RHP. Between Low A Charleston and High A Tampa, 5-5, 2.43 this season. 117 K in 89 innings. Besides Deivi Garcia, another kid to keep an eye on.

Low A: Charleston (51-54) lost 4-3. CF Brandon Lockridge 3 hits, RBI.

Here is hoping the very young Deivi Garcia and also Luis Gil continue to develop. Could both be future rotation fixtures? Let’s hope the Yanks develop these kids well. Hopefully they won’t have to be included in a deal.