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Torres wins award, Yanks cut 3.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yanks were off as far as playing today, but some Yankees news.

Gleyber Torres won the Jack Dawson award as the best rookie in camp.

The Yanks cut 3. Ruben Tejada, the former Met, Donovan Solano, and Wilkin Castillo.

Thoughts and reflections so far.


A little more than halfway through spring training, I am happy with the pitching so far, the defense needs to pick up, worried about the hitting, happy with Castro….  here are some thoughts and reflections, with many coming from the NY Post today.

First, the defense. Here is Joel Sherman of the NY Post.

If A-Rod were able to play even 15-20 games at third and at first, the Yankees’ roster situation would be so much better. But age and multiple hip surgeries has left Rodriguez so defensively limited that the Yankees have said he will not play the field.

So the Yankees’ current back-up infield set up is Dustin Ackley at first, where he is below average defensively; Ackley and Rob Refsnyder at second, where both are viewed as sub-par defensively; Starlin Castro at short, a position he played himself out of in Chicago; and Refsnyder at third, a position he just began learning.

A-Rod’s DH-only status means Carlos Beltran — really a DH at this point — will have to play below-average right field on ravaged knees to keep his bat in the order. Older players whose bodies the Yankees would like to rest but whose bats they would like to use (think Brian McCann and Mark Teixeira) cannot get regular DH at-bats. The Yanks cannot comfortably go to a 13th pitcher.

The Yanks this week offered a minor league deal to Ruben Tejada, who was released by the Mets. Tejada rejected it and signed with the Cardinals, who will be without Jhonny Peralta for a while. Tejeda is best known for having his leg broken by Chase Utley in a playoff game last year when Utley went in hard in trying to break up a DP.

Gary Sanchez may not make the Yanks as the backup catcher after all. he is 1 for 16 this spring and Joe Girardi states that the youngster may be pressing a bit. Austin Romine, who is out of options, is having a good spring. It may be no surprise then, to see Romine kept (since he is out of options), and Sanchez sent to AAA to start the season to play every day and get more seasoning.

Lastly, manager Joe Girardi states that Bryan Mitchell is still in the hunt for a rotation spot. That would be shocking. If you go by the assumption that four spots are locked in by Tanaka, Pineda, Severino, aand Eovaldi, that leaves just one spot. If Mitchell gains that last ROTATION spot, it means BOTH Nova and CC are headed to the bullpen. It’s safe that say that three bullpen spots are locked up—Miller, Betances and Shreve. Chapman’s spot, of course, is locked up on May 9th when he is eligible to come off of his suspension.

It is going to be VERY INTERESTING who the long men/spot-emergency starters will be out of the Yankees bullpen come opening day. I think Mitchell will be in that role, personally. Who joins him, Nova or CC is up for debate.

Nova starts today. Mitchell may follow. Let’s see how they do.

The Minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB lost 8-1. 1B Rob Segedin and RF Aaron Judge each had two hits.

AA: Trenton lost 6-5 in 12 innings. CF Mark Payton 2 h, grand slam, 5 RBI. 2B Tony Renda and RF Danny Oh three hits each, Two hits for SS Tyler Wade.

High A: Tampa off.

A: Charleston won 4-3 in 11. DH Isaias Tejeda walk-off HR. Outfielders Austin Aune and Alexander Palma two hits each.

The Minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

We’ll see what minor leaguers get called up now that rosters expand.

AAA: SWB won 6-4. CF Ben Gamel 2 h, HR, 2 RBI (.304-10-61). 2B Dustin Ackley on rehab 3 hits, solo HR. He looks ready. DH Rob Refsnyder 2 doubles, rbi. RF Aaron Judge 2 hits,  rbi.

AA:   Trenton lost 4-1. C Francisco Arcia with two of Trenton’s five hits.

High A: Tampa lost 10-6. 1B Mike Ford 2 h, HR, 2 RBI. C Wes Wilson 2 rbi. Four others with two hits each.

A: Charleston split a DH.

Game 1: Lost 6-1, getting just four hits.

Game 2: Won 1-0. 1B Isaias Tejeda 3 for 3 with the RBI.

The Minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB beat LV 7-2. Kyle Haines (6) and Chris Martin (2) combined for eight shutout innings. 1B Kyle Roller with a triple, HR, 2 RBI. C Austin Romine 3 hits, 2 rbi. C Gary Sanchez on the DL with a hamstring injury. RF/3B Jose Pirela 3 hits,RBI. Rehabbing LF Dustin Ackley 2 hits. Two others with two hits each.

AA:   Trenton lost 3-2. Jaron Long the hard-luck losing pitcher. 3B Cito Culver two hits.

High A: Tampa won 9-3. Jordan Montgomery six no-hit shutout innings, 8 K. RF Mike O’Neill (Paul’s nephew) single,double, HR, 3 RBI. C Kyle Higashioka 2 for 2, solo HR, 2 walks. INF Abital Avelino 2 hits, 35th SB. CF Dustin Fowler 4 rbi.

A: Charleston lost 5-4. SS Angel Aguilar 2 h, double, Hr, 2 Rbi. 2h, rbi for 1B Isaias Tejeda. Two others with two hits each.

The minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Good pitching in the minors for the Yanks yesterday.

AAA: SWB beat LV 2-1. Brady Lail 6 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 2 walks, 1 K. RF Aaron Judge 2 for 3, solo HR. DH Ben Gamel 2 for 4, rbi.

AA: Trenton won 6-4. Eric Ruth (7-4, 3.22) 6 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 2 walks and 6 K. SS Ali Castillo 2-run HR. DH Dante Bichette, Jr. 3 h, rbi. 1B Rob Segedin 2 h, rbi.

High A: Tampa lost both games of a doubleheader.

Game 1 : 3-2 in 8 innings. Dietrich Enns 6 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 walks and 4 K. 1.15. C Kyle Higashioka 2 h, rbi. SS Jorge Mateo 2 hits, SB # 78 (Combined A/A+) but an error that led to an unearned run.

Game 2: Lost 3-1. Tampa got just two hits in this one.

A: Charleston swept a DH.

Game 1: Won 1-0. Justin Kamplain CG 3-hitter, 7 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 2 walks and 4 K. 3B Isaias Tejeda 2 h, rbi.

Game 2: 5-1 win. Matt Wotherspoon CG 7 IP, 1 R, 7 H, 0 walks and 9 K. DH Angel Aguilar 2 h, rbi.

The Minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB won 5-3. Solo HR 2b Rob Refsnyder, 3-run HR RF Aaron Judge.

AA: Trenton won 2-1. Caleb Smith pitched seven scoreless innings. 3B Ali Castillo with the GW hit.

High A: 5-1 Tampa win. Jonathan Holder, 1 R, 6 IP. 3B Dan Fiorito 3 hits. C Kyle Higashioka HR, 2 RBI. CF Dustin Fowler 3 hits.

A: Charleston won 6-2. Rony Bautista 2 R, 2 H, in 6 IP. SS Vicente Conde double, HR, 2 RBI. 1B Isaias Tejeda 3 RBI. C Collin Staybaugh 4 for 4.