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Yanks deal 3 prospects to O’s for Britton.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yanks upgraded their bullpen, and the probable casualty is Chasen Shreve. The Yanks acquired Zack Britton from Baltimore for three prospects.

Britton, 30, is a lefty reliever coming back from an injury. He is 1-0, 3.45, 4 saves, ERA+ 122 in 16 games this year.

Since being converted from a starter to a closer in 2014, Britton is 12-5, 1.72, 139 saves, ERA+ 242. He led the league in games finished in 2015 and 2016, and his 47 saves led the AL in 2016. He is a 2x All-Star who finished 4th in CYA voting and 11th in MVP voting in 2016, when his ERA was a miniscule 0.54. He had 37 saves in 2014, 36 in 2015.

A definite upgrade over Shreve as a second lefty in the bullpen behind Chapman, Britton now joins Betances, Holder, Warren, Robertson, Green and Chapman to form perhaps baseball’s best bullpen. If Britton gets back to what he’s been since 2014, 1.72 ERA, wow.

Britton is a free agent after the season, so you wonder if this is only a rental.

But if there is no really good starting pitcher on the market, the Yanks just improved an already great bullpen to shorten games considerably.  With this bullpen, starters may only need to go five innings.

Going to Baltimore are:

Dillon Tate, 24, RHP, #9 prospect. 5-2, 3.38 at AA Trenton. Yanks got him in the Beltran deal. Scratched from tonight’s start b/c of the trade.

Josh Rogers, 24, LHP. 6-8, 3.95 for AAA SWB this year.

Cody Carroll, 25, RHP. 3-0, 2.38, 9 Saves for SWB this year. But he was stuck behind all those bullpen arms, and remember, Tommy Kahnle is stuck at AAA. There is no room right now for Kahnle. Think about that.

Tate, Rogers and Carroll are all players who would have had to go on the 40 man roster after the season. The Yanks also have Sheffield, Abreu, Loaisiga and Acevedo, who as starters, are probably rated higher than Tate or Rogers. There are only so many guys you can keep and who can make a rotation or a team.

Houston was another team interested in Britton. I don’t know if Britton is just a two month rental or if he’ll sign with the Yanks as a free agent after the year. But as for now, the Yanks upgraded an already powerful bullpen. We’ll see if those prospects develop, but for now, Tate was a 2 levels away from the majors, and Carroll was blocked by several outstanding relievers.

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Minor League Report.

cropped-the-stadium-facade.jpgAAA: SWB (50-44) lost 3-0, getting just 3 hits. 2 doubles, 1b Tyler Austin.

Rogers (L, 6-8, 3.95) 6 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 3 W,  5 K.
Feyereisen 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K.  1.57

AA: Trenton had a DH. In a suspended game from 4/29 , they won 3-2, despite getting just 4 hits.

Swanson 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 3 W, 3 K.  0.79   ERAs and all as of 4/29.
Whitlock (W 1-0, 0.00) 5 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 5 W, 0 K.  0.00zy
Reeves (S, 1) 2 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 W, 3 K.  Gave up 1 HR. 3.00

The regular game: New Hampshire won 3-2 in 6 1/2 innings over Trenton (52-43). CF Trey Amburgey 2 hits. 1B Billy Fleming 2 hits, RBI.

Keller (L 6-7, 4.01) 5 2/3 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 2 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR
Frare 1 /3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.   0.66

 

High A:     Tampa (48-48) won 10-3.  1B Brandon Wagner HR, 3 RBI. LF Ben Ruta 3 hits, 2 RBI.  CF Rashad Crawford, 4 hits, RBI. 3B Angel Aguilar 2 hits, RBI. 2B Ricky Surum 2 hits. 2 RBI

Rosa (W, 10-3, 3.95) 6 IP, 3 R, 9 H, 2 W, 5K
Ort 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 4 K.  1.93
Schwaab 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K.  5.94

Low A: Charleston off.

ICYMI: Manny Machado traded from Orioles to Dodgers for 5 prospects.
 

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (46-43) lost 9-1, getting just two hits, both by C Francisco Diaz.

Rogers (L, 6-7, 3.92) 7 IP, 7 R, 13 H, 0 W, 2 K. Gave up 2 HR.
Espinal 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.  2.30
Kahnle 1 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 W, 2 K.  3.00

AA: Trenton (50-40) lost 7-6 in 10 innings. LF Devyn Bolasky 4 hits, RBI. RF Trey Amburgey 2 hits, RBI. DH Bruce Caldwell 2 hits. CF Jeff Hendrix 3 RBI. 2B Wendell Rijo 2 hits.

Bollinger 6 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 1 W, 9 K.  5.50
Foley 2 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 H, 0 W, 2 K.  3.32
Sosebee (L, 1-2, 4.08) 1 2/3 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 4 H, 2 W, 3 K.  4.08
Frare 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  0.69

High A: Tampa (47-44) lost 9-2. SS Diego Castillo 2 hits.

Rosa (L, 9-3, 3.91) 3 IP, 4 R, 5 H, 4 W, 1 K.
Kamplain 1 1/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 1 W, 2 K. 3.73
Frawley 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 4 K.  3.86
Schwaab 2 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K.  6.91

Low A: Charleston (45-43) lost 7-6. 1B Dermis Garcia 2 hits, HR, 3 RBI. SS Wilkerman Garcia 2 hits, same for 2B Oswaldo Cabrera and C Jason Lopez. DH Mitchell Hansen 2 RBI.

Yajure (L, 2-1, 4.10) 3 1/3 IP, 5 R, 8 H, 1 W, 4 K.
A. Severino 2 2/3 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K.  2.86
Zurak 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K.   2.75

 

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (45-41) lost 4-2. SS Abiatal Avelino (23, .313-12-46 AA/AAA) 2 hits. 1B Ryan McBroom (26, .320-11-42 AA/AAA) 2 hits.  3B Bruce Caldwell 2 hits.  2B L.J. Mazzilli 2 hits, RBI. Just wondering if Avelino and/or McBroom would be pieces in a trade package.

Rogers (L, 6-6, 3.55) 4 2/3 IP, 4 R, 2 ER, 6 H, 1 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Espinal 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 2 K.  2.36
Coshow 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 3 K.  4.66

AA: Trenton (49-38) lost 6-4. C Ryan Lidge solo HR (relative of Brad Lidge, former relief pitcher). SS Kyle Holder 2 hits.

Stephan (L, 2-5, 5.26) 5 2/3 IP, 5 R, 7 H, 3 W, 2 K.
Lail 2 1/3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 1 W, 3 K.  4.26

High A: Tampa (43-42) won 2-1. 1B Brandon Wagner 2-run HR. SS Diego Castillo 2 hits.

Nelson (W, 4-2, 3.12) 6 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 3 W, 5 K.
Lane (H, 3) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 4 K.  4.25
Wivinis (S, 5) 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K.  2.11  Gave up 1 HR.

Low A: Charleston (44-39) won 6-5. CF Pablo Olivares 2 hits, RBI. 1B Chris Hess 3 hits, 2 doubles, 3 RBI.

Junk (W, 3-1, 4.37) 5 2/3 IP, 4 R, 4 H, 3 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR
Vargas (S, 3) 3 1/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR.   4.36

 

Minor League Report. King dominates for Trenton.

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AAA: SWB (40-39) won 7-6 in 10 innings, scoring two in the bottom of the ninth and walking it off in the 10th. 1B Ryan McBroom 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI. SS Rey Navarro 4 hits, 3 RBI, Game-tying 2 run HR in bottom of the ninth. C Francisco Diaz 3 hits, GW RBI.

Rogers 5 IP, 4 R, 7 H, 3 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR.  3.53
Espinal (BS, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K.  2.63
Cole 1 2/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 W, 1 K.  27.00  Gave up 1 HR, rehab not going well so far.
Feyereisen (W, 4-2, 1.59) 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 1 K.

AA: Trenton (46-34) won 6-0.   3B Mandy Alvarez HR, 3 RBI. LF Trey Amburgey 2 hits. 2 hits, solo HR RF Jhalen Jackson.

King (W, 2-1, 1.91) 9 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 11 K. (3-4, 1.85 combined A+/AA)

High A (A+): Tampa (40-39) scored two in the top of the ninth to win 6-5. RF Alexander Palma 2 hits, HR, 3 RBI. 1B Steven Sensley solo HR.

Whitlock 6 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 3 W, 5 K.  2.00
Weissert (BS, 1)  1 2/3 IP, 3 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K.  0.00  Just up from Charleston.
Wivinis (W, 1-1,  1.77)  1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 1 K.

Low A: Charleston (39-37) won 3-2. RF Carlos Vidal 2 hits, 2 RBI.

Yajure 5 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 1 W, 5 K.  2.37
Higgins (W, 3-2, 1.16)  2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K.
Zurak (S, 7) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.  2.43

I don’t go lower than Low A in giving reports.

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (36-38) lost 3-2 to Lehigh Valley. 2B Bruce Caldwell 2 hits, solo HR. DH Rey Navarro solo HR. SS Tyler Wade 2 hits. Those are all five hits SWB had. Wade, who started this year terribly for the Yanks, then SWB (he did have a touch of the flu) is now up to .270.

Rogers 6 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 3 W, 2 K.  3.32
Feyereisen (L, 3-2, 1.73) 2 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. Gave up HR.

AA: Trenton (42-33) lost 10-1. 3B Billy Fleming HR. SS Abiatal Avelino 2 hits. (.323). C Jorge Saez 2 hits.

Stephan (L, 2-3, 4.50) 3 IP, 6 R, 8 H, 1 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Koerner 3 iP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR.   3.93
Ort 2 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 2 W, 4 K   2.22

High A: Tampa was off.

Low A: Charleston rained out.

 

 

Minor League Report. Zehner’s PH Walkoff HR lifts SWB. Trenton rolls.

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AAA: SWB (34-36) beat Lehigh Valley 5-3.  1B Tyler Austin 3-run HR.  Zack Zehner’s PH 2-run walkoff HR won the game. SWB had only 3 hits in the game.

Rogers 6 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 1 W, 4 K. Gave up 2 HR. 3.35
Gallegos 2 2/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 5 K. 4.86
Carroll (W, 3-0, 2.93) 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.

AA: Trenton (41-29) won 16-5.  RF Trey Amburgey 4 hits, HR, 4 RBI. 3B Mandy Alvarez 2 hits, 3 RBI. LF Devyn Bolasky 3 hits. 2B Gosuke Katoh 2 hits, RBI. DH Jhalen Jackson 2 hits, HR, 3 RBI. C Francisco Diaz 4 hits, 5 RBI. Trenton was up 14-0 after four innings.

Acevedo 4 1/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 H, 2 W, 4 K. 2.89
Koerner (W, 1-0, 3.52) 1 2/3 IP, 4 R, 0 ER, 4 H, 1 W, 0 K.
Ort 1 IP, 0 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W 1 K.  1.78
Frare 2 iP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.57

High A: Tampa (35-35) won 5-1. RF Dom Thompson-Williams 2 hits, HR, 3 RBI. SS Diego Castillo 2 hits. DH Isiah Gilliam 2 doubles, RBI. CF Ben Ruta 2 hits.

Rosa (W, 7-1, 3.18) 6 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 6 K.
Kamplain (H, 3) 2 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.84
Wivinis 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.40

Low A Charleston off. All-Star break. They will start the second half of the season now. Charleston finished the first half at 33-35, fifth in their seven-team division, 6 1/2 back.