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Yanks get Drury from AZ, give up 2 prospects in 3-team trade

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Apparently the Yanks weren’t comfortable in going with two rookies in the lineup, one at 2B, the other at 3B.

They made a 3-team trade on Tuesday, getting Brandon Drury from Arizona and giving up two prospects in the deal.

Drury, 25, a righty hitter, is versatile, having played 136 games at 2B, 41 at 3B (where he is projected to play), 62 in LF and 32 in RF. He provides insurance in case youngsters Miguel Andujar and Gleyber Torres aren’t ready yet, and if they are ready, Drury could fill a super-utility role.

Even though only 25, Drury has two full seasons of MLB experience under his belt.

Drury hit .267-13-63, OPS+ 89 in 2017 and hit .282-16-53, OPS+ 101 in 2016. He was 1 for 6, 1 HR, 3 RBI in the postseason last year. He is under team control for a couple of years, is expected to make only $600K to $700K this year, so is quite affordable and won’t hurt the Yanks against the cap.

If he does what he’s done so far, expect .270-15-60 or thereabouts, OPS+ 94. He needs to work on walk/strikeout ratio and since he is just 25, could develop more power.

His acquisition leaves him, Torreyes, Andujar, Wade, Torres, Espinosa, Estrada and Peterson all vying for 2B/3B and utility roles. I wouldn’t be surprised if one or more of that bunch gets dealt for a starting pitcher. There are eight guys for three spots.

To make room for Drury on the 40-man roster, Jabari Blash was DFA’d.

Going in the deal were two prospects. Nick Solak, 2B, went to the Rays. Solak was stuck behind some of the guys listed above, Solak, a 23 yr. old righty hitter, spent 2017 between High-A Tampa and AA Trenton, hitting a combined .297-12-53 with 14 SB. He is said to have a good bat but needs work on his D (much like Andujar). He was ranked the Yanks’ #8 prospect.

Going from the Yanks to Arizona is RHP Taylor Widener, ranked the Yanks’ #14 prospect. The 23 yr. old RHP was 7-8, 3.39 in 27 starts for High A Tampa in 2017.

 

Minor League Report. SWB evens Series, Trenton in 0-2 hole. German brilliant.

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AAA: SWB evened up the International League Finals at a game apiece with a 4-0 victory. Domingo German was brilliant. 2B Donovan Solano 2 hits, RBI. 3B Miguel Andujar 2 hits, RBI. DH Garrett Cooper 3 hits, RBI.

German (Winner) 7 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 3 W, 8 K.
Gomez (Hold) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.
Rumbelow 1 Ip, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.

AA: Trenton is in a bind. Down 0-2 in the Eastern League finals.  RF Jeff Hendrix 2 hits, RBI. 1B Billy Fleming 2 hits.

Sheffield (Loss) 4 1/3 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 1 W, 6 K.
Widener 1 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 2 W, 1 K.
Carroll 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K.
Brewer 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 4 K.

Minor League Report. AA Trenton throws a no-no.

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AAA: SWB evened up their series with Lehigh Valley at a game apiece with a 4-2 win. Chance Adams wasn’t sharp but got the win. CF Mason Williams 2 hits, scored 3 r. 3B Miguel Andujar 3 H, RBI.

Adams (winner) 5 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 4 W, 5 K.
Mantiply (H) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K.
Rumbelow (S) 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 4 K. Great job

 

AA: Trenton won 2-0 on a combined no-hitter. They are up 2-1 in the best of 5 series.

2 hits, CF Jeff Hendrix.
Rehabbing RF Clint Frazier 1 for 4, RBI. 2 for 12 on rehab so far.
3B Dante Bichette, Jr. 2 hits.

Sheffield 4 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 3 K.
Widener (Winner) 5 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 7 K.

Low A:  Charleston evened up the series at a game apiece, winning 2-1.

SS Diego Castillo 3 hits, RBI. 1B Brandon Wagner 2 hits, RBI.

Garcia 5 1/3 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 0 R, 5 K.
Cedeno (W) 2 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Wivinis (S) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 h, 0 w, 2 k.

 

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB rained out.

AA: Trenton rained out.

High A: Tampa (84-50) won 6-1. RF Jhalen Jackson 2 hits, solo HR. CF Estevan Florial, 2 hits, triple, RBI. 1B Tim Lynch 2 hits, RBI.

Widener (W, 7-8, 3.39) 5 IP, 0 r, 4 H, 2 W, 8 K.
Harris 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 3 K. 2.89
Frawley 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.21
Harvey 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 1.05

Low A: Charleston (75-62) lost 5-1. LF Carlos Vidal 3 of Charleston’s 5 hits.

Garcia (L, 2-3, 2.24) 5 Ip, 3 R, 8 H, 2 W, 3 k. Gave up 1 HR
Bristo 2 Ip, 1 R, 4 H, 0 W, 4 K. 3.97
Mundell 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.64

Minor League Report. Six going to AFL.

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The Yanks announced that six players will be going to the Arizona Fall League. They will be playing for the Scottsdale Scorpions. The players are: CF Estevan Florial, LHP Justus Sheffield, RHP Dillon Tate, SS Thairo Estrada, SS Kyle Holder and 1B Chris Gittens.. The manager will be Jay Bell, Tampa’s manager (the former Pirate and Diamondback SS who scored the winning run of the 2001 WS, beating the Yankees). The AFL runs from Oct. 10-Nov. 18th. Florial, Sheffield and Tate are considered top 10 Yankees’ prospects.

AAA: SWB (85-50) won 8-1. 3B Miguel Andujar 2 hits, triple, HR, 2 RBI. C Wilkin Castillo 2 hits, HR, 3 RBI. Rehabbing DH Matt Holliday 1 for 4. RF Billy McKinney 2 hits, RBI.

Cortes (W, 2-3, 1.28) 5 2/3 IP, 1 R, 7 H, 1 W, 5 K.
Mantiply 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 2.96
Jones 1/3 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.62

AA: Trenton (88-46) lost 8-3. Estrada 2 RBI. 2B Abital Avelino 3 hits, RBI. 1B Garrett Cooper is on rehab here (0 for 1, 2 walks).

Camarena (L, 2-3, 4.18) 5 1/3 IP, 6 R, 9 H, 2 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Tarpley 2 1/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 W, 0 K. 3.68

High A: Tampa (80-49) won 1-0 on a 1-hitter. Florial had the RBI.

Widener 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 3.54
Pena (W, 3-2, 2.47) 4 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 1 K. 2.47
Harvey (S, 4) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 1 K. 1.09

The second game was rained out.

Low A:   Charleston (73-60) won 4-3. DH Dermis Garcia (double and triple), CF Dom Thompson-Williams and 2B Oswaldo Cabrera all had 2 hits & an RBI. LF Devyn Bolasky and RF Isiah Gilliam each had 2 hits.

Vargas 6 2/3 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 1 W, 5 K. 3.61
Mundell (W, 1-4, 2.51) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 3 K.
Sosebee (S, 13) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.20

 

Minor League/Rehab Report.

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AAA: SWB (78-47) lost 8-4. DH Greg Bird 2 for 4. SS Cito Culver solo HR. 2B Starlin Castro 1 for 3, made an error (as did Culver). The game was completed early b/c of rain.

Mantiply 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 4 K. 3.00
Pena 3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 W, 2 K. 6.23
Rumbelow (BS, 1; L, 5-1, 0.76) 1 1/3 IP, 4 R, 2 ER, 2 H, 2 W, 1 K. First runs given up all season.
Heller 1 1/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 0 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR 2.98

AA: Trenton (81-43) won 6-4. 2B Nick Solak 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI, but made 2 errors. RF Jhalian Jackson double, HR, 3 RBI. 2 hits DH Mike Ford.

Camarena (W, 2-1, 3.68) 6 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 0 W, 4 K.
Gomez (H, 3) 2 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 0 W, 3 K. 1.76
Carroll (S, 2) 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K. 3.02

High A: Tampa (75-48) lost 8-3. Matt Holliday played 1B, went 0 for 2 with a walk. 2B Kyle Holder 2 hits, solo HR. CF Trey Amburgey 2 hits. Tampa made four errors in the game.

Widener (L, 6-8, 3.57) 4 IP, 5 R, 1 ER, 5 H, 0 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Frare 2 1/3 IP, 3 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 2 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR. 4.50
Foley 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 2.42
Harris 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.04

Low A: Charleston (69-55) won 5-0 on a two-hitter. Diego Castillo 2 hits, RBI and the same for LF Dalton Blaser. 2 hits each for RF Steven Sensley & CF Dom Thompson-Williams.

Perez (W, 10-3, 2.88) 5 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 6 K.   21 years old, 6’8″, 190.
Cedeno (H, 2) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 0.69
Wivinis 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K. 0.00

Minor League Report. Tampa wins on 1-hitter.

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ICYMI: Tyler Clippard has moved on again, now from the White Sox to Houston. Clippard, who started strong for the Yanks this year before fading and being traded away, actually did well for the White Sox in his brief time there.

AAA: SWB (77-43) scored two in the top of the ninth to win 4-2. DH Ji-Man Choi, double, 2-run HR in the top of the ninth, 4 RBI.  2B Donovan Solano 3 hits. SWB pitchers struck out 15.

Cortes 4 2/3 IP, 1 R, unearned, 1 H, 0 W, 8 K. 0.98
Brewer 2 1/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 2 K. 9.64
Heller (W, 5-3, 2.76) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 5 K.

AA: Trenton (78-41) gave up the tying run in the bottom of the ninth and the winning run in the bottom of the tenth and lost 5-4. LF Zack Zehner grand slam. SS Thairo Estrada 4 hits. CF Jeff Hendrix, 3B Abiatal Avelino & C Sharif Othman 2 hits each.

Camarena 5 2/3 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 7 H, 1 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR. 3.75
Schwaab (H, 1) 1 Ip, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 4.22
Carroll (H, 3) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 2.79
Coshow (BS, 4; L, 2-5, 4.11) 1 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 2 W, 1 K.

High A: Tampa (73-46) won 3-0 on a one-hitter. C Donny Sands 2 hits.

Widener 5 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 6 K. 3.62
Tarpley (W, 6-0, 0.00) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K.
Sosebee (H, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.00
Harvey (S, 2) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.33

Low A: Charleston (66-53) won 9-2. 3B Dermis Garcia 2 HR, 3 RBI. SS Oswaldo Cabrera and C Eduardo Navas 3 hits each. DH Isiah Gilliam 2 RBI. CF Pablo Olivares 2 hits, RBI.

Perez (W, 9-3, 3.01) 5 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 2 W, 7 K.
Wivinis 2 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.00
Trieglaff 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.00

Minor League Report.

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Quick note before the minor league report. Former Syracuse football coach Dick MacPherson passed away at the age of 86.

AAA: SWB (74-41) won 7-2. 1B Ji-Man Choi 2-run HR. C Eddy Rodriguez 2-run HR. 2B Donovan Solano 2 hits, RBI. 2 hits for CF Mason Williams. DH Tyler Austin 1 for 4, rbi on rehab.

Smith (W, 9-1, 2.39) 6 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 1 W, 9 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Jones 2 Ip, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 3.67
Rumbelow 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.00

AA: Trenton (76-37) won 7-4. 1B Mike Ford grand slam. 2 hits, solo HR for SS Thairo Estrada. DH Aaron Hicks on rehab 1 for 4, double, walk. LF Jeff Hendrix 2 hits.

Camarena 4 1/3 IP, 4 R, 8 H, 1 W, 5 K.
Gomez (W, 3-1, 1.88) 2 2/3, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 5 K. Nice job.
Brewer (S, 9) 2 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 3 K. 1.32

High A: Tampa (68-46) won 1-0. DH Tim Lynch 2 for 2.

Widener (W, 6-7, 3.80) 5 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 3 W, 7 K.
Frawley (H, 2) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.18
Foley (S, 5) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.45

Low A: Charleston (62-52) won 5-2. LF Steven Sensley 2 hits, solo HR. SS Diego Castillo & C Eduardo Navas 2 hits each.

Perez (W, 8-3, 2.98) 5 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 0 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Hodson (H, 1) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 0.00
Sosebee (S, 10) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K. 1.96

Minor League Report. Hicks continues rehab. Austin starts his.

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Very nice news to see. Before the trade deadline, the Yanks were ranked #2 in MLB for the minor league system.

Even after the moves at the trade deadline, the Yanks are still ranked #4. Very nice, Cashman.

AAA: SWB (69-41) lost 4-2. Aaron Hicks DH’d in his second rehab game. He went 1 for 3, double, walk, scored a run. LF Jake Cave 2-run HR. Cave is having a fabulous year (.372-13-31) at AAA and deserves a Sept. callup.  You wonder who will come up when the rosters expand. 1B Tyler Austin came off the DL to begin rehab, going 0 for 2. RF Billy McKinney had 2 hits.

Caleb Smith (L 8-1, 2.35) 5 IP, 4 R, 6 H,  3 W, 2 K.
Lail 1 IP, 0 r, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 5.47
Rumbelow 2 IP, 0 r, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 0.00.
Gallegos 1 Ip, 0 R, 0 H,  0 W, 1 K. 1.87.

AA: Trenton (73-36) split a DH.

Reg. sched. game: Lost 2-0. They got just 2 hits. CF Jeff Hendrix recently promoted from Tampa to Trenton. Nice average, decent speed, no power (70 games, .275-2-12, 13 SB).

Camarena (L, 1-1, 3.40) 6 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 4 H, 3 W, 1 K. (5-3, 3.35 AA/AAA)

Makeup of 8/2 rainout: Won 4-1. 2 hits, double, solo HR for Nick Solak, just promoted from Tampa. Hendrix 2 hits. LF Zack Zehner 2 rbi.

Jose Mesa is the son of the former reliever, Jose Mesa, who pitched in the majors for 19 seasons with eight different teams and who saved over 300 games.

Between A+/AA, he is 2-1, 2.56 this year with 4 saves.

Mesa (W, 1-0, 1.80) 5 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 7 K.
Carroll (S, 1) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.10  (has split year A+/AA)

High A (A+) Tampa: (64-45) lost 6-2. Just promoted CF Estevan Florial 2 hits, RBI.

Widener (L, 5-7, 3.99) 3 IP, 3 r, 4 H, 2 W, 2 K.
Frare 3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR. 5.74
Reeves 2 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 1 W, 2 K. 2.70.

Low A (A): Charleston (59-50) lost 6-3. LF Isiah Gilliam 3 doubles, rbi. DH Carlos Vidal 2 hits.

Nelson (L, 2-8, 4.81) 5 1/3 IP, 5 R, 4 ER, 7 H, 1 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Morris 3 2/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 5 K. 2.97

Quick note: former ND football coach Ara Parseghian died a few days ago at the age of 94. The legendary coach was just 50 when he retired after the 1974 season. He coached the “Fighting Irish” for eleven seasons, 1964-1974, winning two national championships (1966, 1973).

 

Minor League Report. With trade deadline looming, prospects wonder if they’ll be part of package.

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With the trade deadline looming, which prospects will stay and which will be packaged in a major deal? Already AA starter Zack Littell was scratched from Sunday’s start amidst rumors he is part of an upcoming Yankees’ deal.

AAA: SWB (67-39) won 8-1. CF Jake Cave solo HR. 3B Miguel Andujar 2 hits. RF Billy McKinney 3 hits, HR, 2 RBI. 2B Donovan Solano 2 RBI. 1B Ji-Man Choi HR, 3 RBI.

German (W, 3-1, 3.51) 5 2/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 5 K.
Rumbelow 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.00
Heller 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 3.21

AA: Trenton (71-34) split a DH.

Reg. sched. gm: Won 8-7 in 8 innings (DHs are 7 inning games). DH Ryan McBroom 3 hits, HR, 3 RBI. His solo HR in the top of the 8th was the game-winning hit. 2B Jorge Mateo 2 hits, RBI. 1B Billy Fleming 2 hits, RBI. LF Zack Zehner 2 hits. 3B Abital Avelino 3 hits, solo HR. RF Devyn Bolasky 2 hits, RBI.

Camarena 4 2/3 IP, 5 R, 4 ER, 5 H, 3 W, 3 K. 3.67 Gave up 1 HR.
Schwaab 2/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 W, 0 K. 10.38 Just promoted.
Brewer (BS, 2; W, 2-1, 0.90) 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 2 K.

Makeup of 6/22 rainout: Lost 5-1. C Jorge Saez HR.

Espinal 3 IP, 0 R,  1 H, 3 W, 3 K. 0.00 Just promoted.
Gomez (L, 2-1, 2.33) 1 2/3 IP, 5 R, 6 H, 2 W, 1 K.
Carroll 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 2.23

High A: Tampa (63-42) won 11-3. 2B Nick Solak 4 hits, 2 HR, 6 RBI. CF Jeff Hendrix 3 hits. SS Kyle Holder 2 hits. 3B Gosuke Katoh 2 hits. 1B Tim Lynch 2 HR, 3 RBI.

Widener 4 2/3 IP, 2 R, both unearned, 4 H, 3 W, 2 K. 3.83
Reeves (W, 2-0, 2.30) 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 2 K.
Harvey 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1.93

Low A: Charleston (57-47) lost 3-2. 2B Oswaldo Cabrera 2 hits. Same for 3B Vicente Conde.

Garcia 5 2/3 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 2 W, 5 K. 2.22
Diehl (L, 9-3, 4.04) 2 1/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 2 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR.