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Yanks lose players due to Rule 5 draft.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

From MLB.com:

The Yankees made one selection in the Rule 5 Draft, taking right-hander Adonis De la Cruz from the Mariners’ Double-A roster in the first round of the Triple-A phase. De la Cruz, 23, was 3-4 with a 4.71 ERA  and 75 strikeouts over 57 1/3 innings (34 appearances) for Class-A Clinton this past year.

Right-hander Nick Green was selected by the D-backs from the Yankees in the Major League phase of the Rule 5 Draft. In the Minor League phases, catcher Chris Rabago (Royals), right-hander Gilmael Troya (Phillies), right-hander Anyelo Gomez (Red Sox), outfielder Mark Payton (Athletics) and right-hander Alexander Vargas (Cubs) were selected from the Yanks.

Green would have to stay on Arizona’s 25 man roster all year or he gets offered back to the Yankees. Green, 23, was 8-7, 3.32 between High A Tampa and AA Trenton last year.

The rest are gone.

Rabago, 25, only spent 7 games with Trenton after the Yanks got him from the Rockies.

Troya, 21 was in the Appalaichan Rookie League.

Gomez, 25, had only 7 games in AAA in 2018 due to injury. He was 5-3, 1.92 with 9 saves at 4 levels in 2017. This one could hurt.

Payton just turned 27. .259-6-25 in 62 games at AAA last year. Maybe one day he’ll make the majors, but he’ll be old for a rookie.

Vargas, 21, was 5-1, 4.01 for 3 levels (Low A, High A and AA) in 2018.





Game 126. Lynn and bullpen falter late in Yanks’ 9-3 loss.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Lance Lynn pitched five shutout innings, but faltered in the sixth as the Yankees (79-47) lost to the Marlins 9-3 Wednesday night.

The Yanks scored first in the fourth inning on a walk to Aaron Hicks and a double by Neil Walker.

They went up 2-0 in the sixth. Singles by Brett Gardner and Hicks, Hicks moving to second on the throw, and an intentional walk to Miguel Andujar loaded the bases for Walker, who hit a SF.

It appears Lynn ran out of gas in the sixth, and possibly was kept in a bit too long. Single, single, groundout which moved both runners up. Single for a run, 3-run HR. Another single. Now, three of those hits were infield singles—bad luck for Lynn—but by the time he was pulled, Lynn had thown 110 pitches. Tommy Kahnle came in, gave up a double for a run, then got out of the inning. But the Yanks now trailed 5-2.

With no Judge, Sanchez, Didi or a DH (NL park), the Yanks’ offense is hurting, and that 5-2 deficit proved too much to overcome.

The Yanks did cut it to 5-3 in the seventh when with two out, PH Luke Voit singled. Brett Gardner walked and a WP moved both runners up. Giancarlo Stanton singled to knock in the run.

But Chance Adams, in his second MLB appearance, gave up an unearned run in the seventh and three more in the eighth to distinguish any hopes of a comeback.

Adams was brought up when the Yanks put Aroldis Chapman on the 10-day DL because of his knee.

The Yanks also yesterday made a move, getting minor league C Chris Rabago from Colorado. Rabago will go to AA Trenton.

9-3 Miami.

Walker 2 RBI

Lynn (L, 8-9, 4.84 Min/NYY) 5 1/3 IP, 5 R, 9 H, 1 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Kahnle 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.  6.08
Adams 1 2/3 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 4 H, 3 W, 0 K.  Gave up 1 HR.  8.10
Cole 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.  5.48 (Wash/NYY)

The Yanks fall 9 back of Boston in the AL East with 36 games left. They are 3 1/2 up on Oakland for the top wild card spot.

The Yanks will open the 2019 season at home vs. the Orioles on March 28 (brrr) and end it in Texas against the Rangers 9/29. Those games in Texas will finish out that stadium because the Rangers are moving into a new park in 2020. Interleague will be against the NL West (and the Mets, the Yanks hosting the Mets in June, the Yanks going to Queens July 1 and 2) and the Yanks will play two games in London against Boston (Boston home team both games) on June 29 and 30.

Notable Passing.

Dean Stone, LHP, 1953-1963 mostly with Washington, also Boston, St. L, Houston, White Sox and Balt. 29-39, 4.47 in MLB career. ERA+ 87, Age 87. 12-10, 3.22, All-Star for 1954 Senators.




The minors today.

AAA: 2-1 win for SWB (Empire State). Ex-Met John Maine 7 IP, 0 R, 1 H. (5-3, 5.01). Cory Wade a scoreless IP. Ryota Igarashi gave up a run but got the save. Kosuke Fukodome 2 h, rbi (DH). SS Eduardo Nunez 2 for 4. LF Ronnier Mustelier back, 1 h, 1 RBI (.298).

Dice-K started the game for Pawtucket. Nelson Figueroa, who spent part of this year for SWB, replaced him. Playing for Pawtucket were Kalish, Iglesias, Lavarnway, & Anderson … names Yankees fans would recognize from Yankees/Red Sox battles.

AA: No game. Trenton is 64-44 this year, 1st place in Eastern League East, up by 6.

High A: 6-2 Tampa win. Jose Ramirez 2 R in 6 IP (5-5, 3.79). 3B Hector Rabago a 2-run HR. 1B Kyle Roller 2 RBI (64).

Low A: 4-3 loss in 11 for Charleston. Scottie Allen 3 R in 5 IP (4.75). RF Robert Refsnyder had hit a 3-run HR in the top of the 9th to tie it up. 3 hits for him tonight.

GCL: The Yanks first round pick in this year’s draft, Ty Hensley went 2 innings, 3 R on 4 H.

Last night’s minor league action.

AAA: SWB won 6-3. Luis Nunez 3 h, 2 doubles, 2 rbi. 2 doubles, 1 rbi Jordan Parraz.

AA: Scouts to watch Dellin Betances in case the Yanks want to pull off a major deal. It appears that Cashman has no inclination of dealing any of the big 4, Montero, Romine, Betances or Banuelos. Trenton lost 8-3. Betances pitched five scoreless innings but fell apart in the sixth. 5 ip, 5 r, 4 er, 7 h, 1 walk, 3 K. He falls to 4-5, 3.43.

High A: 12-2 win for Tampa. Kelvin Castro 3 h, 3 rbi. Hector Rabago 2 h, HR, 4 rbi.  Luke Murton 2 h, Hr, 2 rbi.

Low A:  13-8 loss for Charleston.