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Minor League Report. Torres needs TJ surgery, done for year.

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Yankees’ top prospect, INF Gleyber Torres, needs TJ surgery and is done for the year. He injured his non-throwing elbow sliding into home the other day and hyperextended the elbow, injuring ligaments as well.

The Yanks were possibly grooming Torres to take over at 3B for Chase Headley later this year. They also now have promoted 3B Miguel Andujar to AAA. Andujar is an option for the future at 3B, also the Yanks may look at the trade deadline for a 3B. They aren’t happy with Headley’s performance so far.

Besides 3B, the Yanks may also look to upgrade at starting pitching and 1B. With CC out until early August and Tanaka struggling, an upgrade in the rotation, via Chance Adams being called up,Fo or a trade, looks imminent.

Also, 1B has been a problem with Greg Bird hurt and shut down, and the disappointing performance of Chris Carter. Here, the Yanks could look at a promotion (Tyler Austin, Mike Ford, Ji-Man Choi) or look to trade.

These are three positions that bear watching over the next month. How do the Yanks upgrade here? Is there a big deal brewing?

AAA: SWB (42-26) won 6-1. CF Dustin Fowler double, HR, 2 RBI. 3 hits, HR, 2 RBI LF Jake Cave. 3 hits, RBI 2B Donovan Solano. RF Clint Frazier 2 hits.

Lail (W, 4-2, 4.78) 6 2/3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 2 W, 3 K.
Layne (H, 1) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 0.00
Heller 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 2.48.

AA: Trenton off.

High A:   Tampa (37-31) won 4-2. 2B Nick Solak 2 hits, solo HR. LF Tito Polo 2 hits, rbi. C Sharif Othman 2 hits.

Widener (w, 4-6, 3.94) 6 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 W, 4 K.
Foley (H, 1) 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 3 K. 1.59
Gomez (S, 2) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K. 2.55

Low A: Charleston off.

UPDATE: Yanks’ minor league pitcher Matt Marsh has been suspended 50 games for using a banned substance.

Minor League Report. Torres suffers hyperextended elbow.

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AAA: Gleyber Torres suffered a hyperextended elbow sliding home in SWB’s (40-26) 6-2 win on Saturday. This was the first game of a DH that SWB swept.

Reg. scheduled game. SS Tyler Wade 2 hits, CF Dustin Fowler 3 hits, RBI.  Both stole 2 bases. LF Clint Frazier 2 hits, Rbi.

When will the Yanks bring up Chance Adams? Esp. w/CC on the DL and Tanaka struggling? Between AA/AAA, Adams is 8-2, 1.78.

Adams (4-2, 2.43) 5 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 3 W, 4 K.
Mantiply (S, 1) 2 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 3.03

Makeup of 4/7 rainout: SWB won 4-0. SS Wade two hits, 2B Donovan Solano 2 hits. 2 hits, RBI 1B Ji-Man Choi (.296). C Wilkin Castillo solo HR.

What a job by Adonis Rosa, who jumped all the way from Low A to AAA to make the start for the pitching strapped Railriders. With all the recent moves, SWB needed a starter.

Rosa (W, 1-0, 0.00) 6 IP, 0 R, 6 H, 0 W, 4 K. AAA debut.
Webb 1 Ip, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 3.09.

AA: Trenton (44-23) split a DH. They won the regularly scheduled game 2-1. 2 hits 3B Miguel Andujar & RF Billy McKinney.

Rogers (W, 4-0, 3.19) 6 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Brewer (S, 4) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1.65′

Lost makeup of 4/7 rainout, 3-2. SS Thairo Estrada 2 hits.

Cortes 6 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 2 W, 6 K. 2.82
McNamara (BS, 1; L, 0-1, 5.79) 1 2/3 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 H, 0 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Frare 1/3 IP, 0 R 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 1.88

High A: FSL North (Tampa’s division) won the Florida State League All-Star Game, 5-2. Tampa representatives: SS Jorge Mateo 0 for 2, CF Tito Polo 0 for 2.
Schwaab 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K.
Gomez 1/3 IP, 1 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.

Low A: Charleston (33-36) won 3-0.

Keller (W, 5-5, 3.64) 6 IP, 0 r, 2 H, 4 W, 8 K.
Sosebee (H, 2) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 2.97
Mundell (S, 6) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 2.22

Minor League Report. Acevedo, Estrada continue to impress, Chapman rehab, FSL All Stars.

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AAA: SWB (38-26) won 8-1. 2B Tyler Wade (.317) 2 hits, RBI. CF Dustin Fowler (who I thought they’d call up instead of Mason Williams, but apparently Fowler isn’t on the 40-man roster) 2 hits, 2 RBI. DH Tyler Austin 2 hits, RBI. RF Clint Frazier 3-run HR. SS Gleyber Torres 3 hits.

Domingo Acevedo promoted. First AAA game. Rapidly rising. Was 0-4, 4.57 at Tampa this year, then 2-0, 1.62 at AA, now this. Overall 3-4, 3.09.

Acevedo (W, 1-0, 1.29) 7 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 5 W, 4 K.
Layne 1 2/3 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 1 w, 2 K. 0.00   Sent here after DFA and not claimed.
Heller 1/3 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.57

AA: Trenton (43-22) won 4-2. Gleyber Torres gets all the attention, deservedly, but SS Thairo Estrada 2 hits, .323. Jorge Mateo at High A has been struggling and has already been passed on the SS depth chart by Torres, Wade and Estrada. Trade bait? Torres is 20, but Estrada is only 21.

1B Mike Ford solo HR. Aroldis Chapman put in a rehab appearance, hmmm…. Chapman is expected to rejoin the Yanks on Sunday.

Chapman 2/3 IP, 1 R, 0 H, 2 W, 2 K. 13.50. Threw two WP. Hit 102.
Pena 3 1/3 IP, 0 r, 1 H, 0 W, 4 K. 0.00. Just promoted, first AA game.
Mesa (BS, 1) 2 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 3 K. 1.80. Just promoted, 2nd AA game.
Marsh (W, 2-2, 3.68) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 5 K.
Rumbelow (S,1) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 0.00

High A: Tampa off. The Florida State League All-Star Game is today. For the FSL North, from Tampa (and some of these players have already been promoted to AA Trenton): P Cody Carroll, P Zack Littell, P Dillon McNamara, P Jose Mesa (son of ex-MLB reliever Jose Mesa), P Josh Rogers, SS Jorge Mateo (even though he is struggling). OF Tito Polo.

Low A: Charleston (32-36) lost 4-1. LF Ben Ruta and 3B Mandy Alvarez 2 hits each. RBI for Ruta.

Nelson (L, 0-6, 6.34) 3 1/3 IP, 4 R, 5 H, 1 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR.
DeCarr 4 2/3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 W, 4 K. 2.16
Lane 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.84

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (37-25) won 6-5. C Kyle Higashioka 3 for 3, HR, 2 RBI. DH Tyler Austin 2 hits. SS Gleyber Torres triple, 2 RBI. 1B Greg Bird is struggling since going up to AAA on his rehab. CF Mason Williams double, 2 RBI.

Lail 6 IP, 5, R, 10 H, 2 W, 5 K. 5.18
Webb (BS, 3) 1 IP, 0 r, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 3.19
Mantiply (W, 3-3, 2.93) 1 2/3 IP, 0 r, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Graham (S, 1) 1/3 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.20

AA: Trenton (41-22) came up short, 5-4, scoring all their runs in the top of the ninth on a grand slam by LF Billy McKinney. CF Rashad Crawford and 3B Miguel Andujar 2 hits each.

Ramirez (L, 6-2, 2.51) 3 2/3 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 2 W, 3 K.
Carroll 3 1/3 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 0 W, 5 K. 0.73
Coshow 1 IP, 3 R, all unearned, 3 H, 0 W, 0 K. 4.05

High A: Tampa (35-31) swept a DH.
Reg sched. game: Won 11-1. CF Tito Polo double, triple, 4 RBI. LF Trey Amburgey 2 hits, rbi. 2B Nick Solak 2-run HR. 3B Kyle Holder 3 hits, rbi.

Widener 4 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 2 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR. 4.19
Tarpley (W 1-0, 0.00) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 3 K.
Reeves 1 IP, 0 r, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 5.23

Won Makeup of 6/13 game 5-1. Polo LF, 2 hits, RBI. 2B Solak 2 RBI.

Koerner (W, 2-1, 2.45) 7 IP, 1 R, 6 H, 1 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR.

Low A: Charleston (32-34) won 5-2. CF Estevan Florial 3 hits. DH Angel Aguilar 2 hits, 2 RBI. LF Ben Ruta 2 hits, RBI.

Perez (W, 2-3, 3.51) 6 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 3 W, 6 K.
Diehl (S, 1)  3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 4 K. 3.75

Minor League Report. Frazier (2) and Torres HRs power SWB. Good starting pitching at AA, A+

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Before getting to the minor league report: Masahiro Tanaka’s start has been pushed back from Sunday against Baltimore to Monday night in Anaheim against the Angels. No word on who starts Sunday, probably Chad Green.

AAA: LF Clint Frazier hit 2 homers and 2B Gleyber Torres hit another in SWB’s (34-24) 10-1 win over Lehigh Valley. Frazier had 4 rbi, Torres 2. Rehabbing Greg Bird was 0 for 5. SWB scored 7 in the first inning.

Both Frazier and Torres had 2 hits. Tyler Wade (.307) had 3 hits. Also chipping in with 2 hits and an RBI each were RF Tyler Austin and 3B Donovan Solano.

Cessa (W 3-6, 4.15) 6 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 2 W, 6 K.
Webb 1/3 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.43
Wotherspoon 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 3 K. 0.00  AAA debut, just promoted.
Graham 1/3 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.97

AA: Trenton (38-21) walked off a 2-1 win in the bottom of the 10th on a bases-loaded walk to 2B Vicente Conde. RF Zack Zehner two hits.

Acevedo 8 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 1 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1.62. Another comer.
Rumbelow 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.00
Brewer (W, 1-1, 2.03) 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.03

High A: Tampa (32-30) squeaked out a 2-1 win. 2 H, 2 RBI C Francisco Diaz.

Littell (W, 8-1, 1.76) 6 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 6 K.
Harvey (H, 1) 2 IP, 0 R,  2 H, 0 W, 3 K. 0.00
Hissong (S, 3) 1 Ip, 1 R, UNEARNED, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 4.35

Low A: Charleston (30-30) lost 3-1. C Donny Sands and LF Dalton Blaser 2 hits each. Charleston got 10 hits, scored just 1 run.

Diehl (L, 6-2, 4.00) 4 2/3 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 4 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR
Lane 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K. 0.93
Harris 1 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.25

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (33-23) won 5-1. SS Gleyber Torres 2 hits, 2 RBI. 2B Tyler Wade 2 hits. LF Clint Frazier 3 hits.

Smith 5 1/3 IP, 1 R, UNEARNED, 2 H, 2 W, 7 K. 2.67
Jones (BS, 2; W, 4-1, 2.17) 1 2/3, 0 r, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.
Webb (S, 1) 2 IP, 0 r, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K. 2.45

AA: Trenton (36-21) lost 7-3. DH Jake Cave solo HR. 1B Mike Ford 2 hits, solo HR, 2 RBI.

Sheffield (L, 4-4, 3.47) 6 IP, 5 R, 6 H, 4 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR.
McNamara 1 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 0 K. 9.00  Just promoted, first AA game.
Frare 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 W, 0 k. 5.55
Coshow 1 Ip, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 3.65

High A: Tampa (30-29) rained out.

Low A: Charleston (29-28) won a rain-shortened game, 8-3. It was the first game of a scheduled DH, and the second game was rained out.

CF Estevan Florial a 2-run HR. PH/RF Dalton Blaser 2 hits, solo HR. DH Brandon Wagner 2-run HR. 1B Mandy Alvarez 2 doubles, RBI.

Keller (W, 4-5, 4.30) 6 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 9 H, 0 W, 5 K.

Game 55. Trouble for Tanaka again in Yanks’ 5-4 loss.

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The disturbing and troubling season of Masahiro Tanaka continued last night when he gave up 5 runs, including 3 HR in 5 IP as the Yanks lost to Boston 5-4.

Tanaka had such a great spring training. His fall from ace to Kei-Igawa-like performances has been shocking.

The loss decreases the Yanks’ lead over Boston to one game. The Yankees are 32-23.

That 32-23 has been built strangely. They started 1-4, went 20-5 over the next 25, and are 11-14 in their last 25.

Even though they are still in first place, there are a couple of problem areas that need to be addressed, and let’s start with Tanaka.

With the Yanks 10-11 in their last 21 games (stats via Joel Sherman’s NY Post article), Tanaka is 0-5, 10.72 in that span. If Tanaka was his old ace-like self, he would have gone, say 4-1. Now the Yanks would be 14-7 in this span and we wouldn’t be as concerned.

The season is just over 1/3 over, and Tanaka has already given up 17 HR.

They need to get him straightened out. But how? He is earning so much $$ and $$ talks. Can they just pull him from the rotation? Who would replace him? Chad Green, who was fabulous in relief last night? Chance Adams? They would need to create a roster spot for Adams (who pitched last night also, see my minor league report) who isn’t on the 40-man roster.

Boston got a run right away in the first inning on a couple of singles and an RBI forceout. The Yanks tied it in the second on a walk to Hicks, single by Didi, and Hicks scored on a throwing error by Boston RF Mookie Betts.

But in the fourth, Tanaka gave up three runs on back-to-back homers. He gave up another HR in the fifth and Boston was up 5-1. The Yanks couldn’t come all the way back.

Chris Carter (a problem we’ll get to in a bit) hit his fifth HR of the year in the bottom of the fifth to cut Boston’s lead to 5-2.

Castro and Hicks singled in the sixth, and Castro scored when Didi GIDP.

The Yanks got a break in the eighth that made you think maybe the gods were with them and they’d pull it out. Matt Holliday doubled and went to third on a groundout. After Hicks popped up, Didi Gregorius struck out for what should have been the third out, but the ball was a wild pitch and Didi reached, Holliday scoring to cut the lead to 5-4. You thought with a break like that, maybe…

But no…

Tanaka (L, 5-6, 6.55) 5 IP, 5 R, 5 H, 1 W, 2 K. Gave up 3 HR.
Layne 0 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K. 7.50. More on him in a bit.
Green 3 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 5 K. 1.62. See above. Replacement for Tanaka? Did great.
Shreve 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 w, 1 K. 0.57.

Judge, Hicks and Gregorius each had two hits. Carter had the HR.

But even with Carter’s HR, 1B is a position that the Yanks need improvement on. Bird was 6 for 60 (.100-1-3) and Carter is 21 for 115 (.183-5-15). So that is a combined 27 for 175, which comes out to .154-6-18. Somehow, the Yanks are in first place despite getting the worst production in MLB from their first basemen.

3B also is a problem. Chase Headley is down to .225, and rumors are that the Yanks are shopping for a 3B. Rumors also are that if Gleyber Torres starts adjusting to AAA pitching, that the Yanks may bring him up to play 3B, with Headley moving to a backup 1B/3B role, which would mean cutting Carter (Carter $3.5 MM left for this year, Headley is owed the rest of $13MM this year and $13MM for 2018).

Headley is at .225-3-23, but since April 18, has hit .168-1-19 in his last 37 games. When you take what he is doing at 3B, and the lack of production at 1B, it’s like the Yanks are playing with a 7-man lineup. That can’t continue if they want to stay in first place. Headley hasn’t homered since April 19.

So the Yanks desperately need to get better production from 1B, 3B and Tanaka. We’ll see how and if that happens.

The final thing may be minor. Tommy Layne hasn’t performed that well, and the Yanks do have a solution there if necessary. Tyler Webb has been doing well at SWB and could be a replacement for Layne. LOOGY for LOOGY.