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Could the Yanks see a 0, 00, or an O or OO on a uniform?

Yankee Stadium Frieze

As the Yanks pursue Adam Ottavino as a bullpen option, it remains to be seen. Could the Yanks see a zero or the letter O on a uniform?

No Yankee has ever worn the number zero or the letter O in the history of the Yankees.

Ottavino has worn the letter O for Colorado.

As we know, every number from 1 to 10 is retired by the Yankees.

1 Billy Martin (although I make the case for HOF Earle Combs. Other players to wear #1 were Bobby Richardson and from 1969-1974, Bobby Murcer).

2 Derek Jeter
3 Babe Ruth
4 Lou Gehrig
5 Joe DiMaggio
6 Joe Torre
7 Mickey Mantle
8 Bill Dickey & Yogi Berra
9 Roger Maris (and I advocate for something to be done for Graig Nettles)
10 Phil Rizzuto.

If the Yanks sign Adam Ottavino, he could be wearing either number Zero, or, if you prefer, the letter O.

There aren’t too many people as I recall, that wore 0 or 00. I know that the Boston Celtics have 00 retired in honor of the Chief, Robert Parish. In football, the great Raiders center, Jim Otto, wore 00.

Al Oliver wore 0, as, I believe, Oddibe McDowell.

Any others?

The Minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB (49-32) won 8-1. Ike Davis grand slam. Aaron Judge double, 3 rbi. Phil Coke six scoreless IP. Railriders’ pitchers combined for 10 K.

AA: Trenton (51-29) won 6-5.  Solo HR Jose Rosario. 2 hits, 3 RBI Dustin Fowler.

High A: Tampa (48-29) won 5-1. James Kaprielian still has some elbow issues, but fortunately, none affect the UCL which would require TJ surgery. But it’s a wasted year for him. Yefrey Ramirez 7 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 11 K. Tampa pitchers combined for 13 K. Connor Oliver 2 RBI. Jake Skole 2 h, rbi. 2 hits Austin Aune.

Low A: Charleston (44-32) lost 7-2. Jeff Hendrix 3 hits.

The minors today.

I don’t know if he will accept going back to SWB (DeWayne didn’t and was released) but the Yanks DFA’d Ramiro Pena. The move was necessary after the Yanks traded for Casey McGehee.

AAA: SWB got clobbered, 13-1. Adam Warren 5 R in 5 IP. (6-7, 3.91). Juan Cedeno gave up 6 R in 1 IP (3.49). SWB only got four hits, 2 H, solo HR SS Eduardo Nunez. CF Melky Mesa now at AAA after a promotion.

AA: 9-6 win for Trenton. Dellin Betances 3 R in 5 IP (4.31 since being demoted to AA). CF Zoilo Almonte 2 h, double, HR, 4 RBI (.272-14-52). DH David Adams (.311-5-34) 2 hits, double, solo HR. 2B Walt Ibarra 2 h, 2 RBI. 1B Luke Murton (.263) 3 h, rbi. 3 H, RBI for SS Yadil Mujica (.230).

High A: 4-3 loss for Tampa. 4 R in 7 IP for Matt Tracy (5-4, 3.18). 1B Kyle Roller 2 h, rbi (.262. 66 rbi).

Low A: 4-3 loss for Charleston. Bill Oliver 2 r in 6 ip (4.67). 2 h each for CF Ben Gamel (.311) and 3B Dante Bichette, Jr. (.241), 2 RBI for C Francisco Arcia. (.286, 39 rbi).

The minors tonight. Romine back.

AAA: SWB game PPD.

AA: 9-2 loss for Trenton. Decent outing for Vidal Nuno (4-2, 1.57), 3 R in 5 2/3, but Graham Stoneburner was lousy, 5 R, 3 ER in 1/3 IP. (3.55). DH Rob Segedin 3 H, RBI.

High A: 8-2 win for Tampa. Shane Greene (3-2, 4.32) 2 R, 5 2/3 IP. LF Ramon Flores 3 h, 3 RBI (.305). 1B Kyle Roller 3 h, solo HR.

Low A: Charleston shut out 2-0. Bill Oliver (3-4, 4.69) 2 R in 5 IP.

Austin Romine finally got into his first rehab game. He went 0 for 2 with an RBI for the Gulf Coast Rookie League Yankees. He only played three innings. Hopefully that was the plan and there was not another setback.

The Minors Today.

AAA: SWB (Empire State) lost 5-3. Chris Schwinden, who the Yanks just claimed off waivers, went 4 innings, 4 R, 3 ER. LF Ronnier Mustelier (.306) with a 2-run HR.

AA: Trenton was supposed to have a DH. Game 2 was ppd.

In the game that was played, Trenton won 6-3 in 11 innings. Vidal Nuno 2 R in 5 1/3 IP (ERA 1.18). Ryan Flannery 2 1/3 scoreless for the win (3-2, 3.49). CF Melky Mesa 3 run HR in the top of the 11th. 3 hits (.264-11-38).  2B David Adams with 3 h, 2 RBI (.281, 24 RBI).

High A: Tampa won 2-1 in 10. 3B Zach Wilson the GW single, 3 hits, .231.

Low A: 5-1 win for Charleston. William Oliver 1 R in 6 IP (3-3, 4.43). LF Ben Gamel 2 rbi (.295). DH Kelvin De Leon 3 h, 2 doubles, rbi (.270). 2B Ali Castillo 2 h, double, rbi (.361).

An aside: Cincinnati has a SS in High A. Billy Hamilton is hitting in the .330s, is not 22 yet but get this. Sometime THIS WEEK he’ll get his 100th SB of the year. THIS WEEK! He had 103 SB in Low A last year. What a greyhound.

The minors tonight

AAA: 4-3 loss. Betances with control woes again. 6 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 6 hits, 6 walks, 2 K. ERA 6.35. The walks are killing him. Adam Miller 1 R in 3 IP, the loss. Brandon Laird 2 h, HR, 3 RBI.

AA: 9-7 win. Shaeffer Hall 4 R, in 5 IP. Ronnier Mustelier (promote him? .337) HR, 3 RBI. Cody Johnson solo HR. Gus Molina 3 hits.

High A: 12-6 loss. Rob Segedin 3 h, .302.

Low A:   Charleston gave up 1 in the top of the 10th, came back with 2. 5-4 win. Bill Oliver 5 scoreless IP. The bottom of the lineup came up huge.

The minors today

AAA: Rained out.

AA: Trenton lost 4-1. Shaeffer Hall 7 IP, 3 R, 8 H, 1 walk & 5 K. Luke Murton 3 H, rbi.

High A: Tampa got pounded, 13-2. Mike O’Brien 8 R in 3 1/3. Branden Pinder 4 R in 2 IP. Rob Segedin 3 hits.

Low A: 4-1 win for Charleston. William Oliver 1 R in 5 IP, Zach Varce and Phil Wetherell 2 scoreless each. Mason Williams 2 hits, Cito Culver 2 hits, RBI. Rey Nunez 2 hits, RBI.