Dickerson homers twice in AAA win

Injury Updates: A-Rod, Swisher, Joba
Kiley McDaniel scouts High-A Tampa

2B David Adams took grounders at third base today, which is notable only because Alex Rodriguez broke his hand two days ago and the Yankees are suddenly looking for a stopgap third baseman. As Double-A Trenton manager Tony Franklin said: “Draw your own conclusions.”

Triple-A Scranton (8-7 win over Charlotte)
CF Chris Dickerson: 4-6, 2 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI — 17 hits in his last 40 at-bats (.425) with three doubles, three triples, four homers, seven walks, and five strikeouts
2B Corban Joseph: 1-4, 2 RBI, 1 BB
SS Eduardo Nunez & LF Kosuke Fukudome: both 1-5, 1 K — Nunez stole a base … Fukudome doubled and drove in a run
DH Jack Cust: 0-3, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 2 K
1B Brandon Laird: 2-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 K — 14 hits in his last 32 at-bats (.434)
C Frankie Cervelli: 3-5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 K — six hits in his last 14 at-bats (.429)
RF Darnell McDonald: 1-4, 2 R, 1 BB, 2 K
3B Kevin Russo: 2-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
RHP Ramon Ortiz: 6 IP, 10 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 7/4 GB/FB — 56 of 86 pitches were strikes (65%) … picked a runner off first
LHP Juan Cedeno: 2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 2/0 GB/FB — 26 of 38 pitches were strikes (68%)
RHP Manny Delcarmen: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 1/0 GB/FB — nine of 13 pitches were strikes

High-A Tampa (6-4 win over Palm Beach)
LF Ramon Flores: 3-5, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 3B — nice little eight game hitting streak
RF Adonis Garcia: 2-4, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 CS, 1 E (fielding) — threw a runner out at the plate
CF Slade Heathcott: 3-4, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 K — 13 hits in his last 32 at-bats (.406) with four doubles and a homer
1B Tyler Austin, DH Gary Sanchez, 2B Anderson Feliz & SS Jose Mojica: all 1-4 — Austin drove in a run … Sanchez doubled and drove in a run … Feliz struck out twice … Mojica scored a run and whiffed twice
C Austin Romine: 3-4 — up from Rookie Ball to continue his rehab
3B Austin Romine: 0-4, 1 K
RHP Caleb Cotham: 5 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 1 WP, 5/3 GB/FB
RHP Sean Black: 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 Balk, 1/1 GB/FB
RHP Tommy Kahnle: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1/3 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (7-4 loss to Rome)
3B Ali Castillo & 1B Rey Nunez: both 0-4 — Castillo walked … Nunez struck out twice and committed a throwing error
SS Cito Culver, RF Rob Refsnyder & 2B Jamiel Orozco: all 1-3 — Culver walked twice, stole a base, and scored twice … Refsnyder drove in a pair and threw a runner out at second
CF Ben Gamel: 2-5, 2 R, 1 K — threw a runner out at second … 13 hits in his last 41 at-bats (.317)
DH Kelvin DeLeon: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
C Francisco Arcia: 0-2, 1 RBI, 1 BB
LF Cody Grice: 1-4, 1 K
RHP Bryan Mitchell: 5 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 1 HB, 7/1 GB/FB — 36 of 66 pitches were strikes (55%)
RHP Ben Paullus: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 2/1 GB/FB — 23 of 35 pitches were strikes (66%)
RHP Pedro Guerra: 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 4/1 GB/FB — 27 of 39 pitches were strikes (69%)

Rookie GCL Yanks (5-3 loss to GCL Blue Jays)
3B Jerison Lopez, 2B Walt Ibarra & C Eduardo DeOleo: all 1-4, 1 R — Lopez walked and struck out twice … Ibarra doubled and struck out while playing all nine innings … DeOleo hit a solo homer and struck out
SS Austin Aune: 2-3, 1 2B, 1 RBI — 13 hits in his last 32 at-bats (.406) with four doubles, a triple, six walks, five strikes, and four steals in four attempts
LF Ericson Leonora: 1-3, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 HBP
1B Bubba Jones, CF Mikeson Oliberto & RF Nathan Mikolas: all 0-4 — Oliberto struck out once, Mikolas twice, Jones thrice
DH Justin James: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K
RHP Joey Maher: 0.2 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 2/0 GB/FB — ouch
RHP Kenedy Agramonte: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 WP, 1/2 GB/FB
RHP Chaz Hebert: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 6/1 GB/FB — 21/2 K/BB in 18.1 IP
RHP Dayton Dawe: 2 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 3/1 GB/FB — pro debut for this year’s 15th rounder

Double-A Trenton‘s was suspended due to rain in the middle of the second inning. Here’s the box score, they’re going to resume the game and play two on Saturday. Meanwhile, Short Season Staten Island was rained out and will play a doubleheader tomorrow.

Injury Updates: A-Rod, Swisher, Joba
Kiley McDaniel scouts High-A Tampa
  • LongLiveJeter

    Fast track Adams to play 3rd. He was a pretty highly regarded prospect before, and he can definitely hit better than Nunez, Pena, Laird, etc.

    • Havok9120

      Whats with all these people lately calling guys up from the low-mid minors and sticking them on the MLB roster and saying “it’ll be fine?”

      • YankeeGrunt

        AA isn’t the “low minors.” Melky debuted out of there, AA to AAA isn’t considered to be the biggest jump in development. Adams is an older prospect who probably would have been at AAA already if Joseph hadn’t hit his way up there first. Doesn’t mean it’ll happen, but it isn’t that farfetched.

        • Brian in NH

          OR maybe if he hadn’t spent such a large part of his development/minor league time injured. Adams being where he is has little to do with Corban Joseph’s abilities and more about the fact that Adams is a minor league version of Eric Chavez…just can’t stay healthy.

          • YankeeGrunt

            One very serious injury does not a Nick Johnson make.

        • Dave M

          I’m with the Grunt on this one. Also AAA has mostly retreads and non prospects at the moment.

    • Knoxvillain

      Although I hate Nunez, he does have a decent bat for a utility player. I’m not so sure on how Adams can handle the ML level. Big jump between his level and the ML. I like Adams a lot, it’s just that I don’t feel like he’s ready. Keep in mind I’m a college student and working at a Five Guys Burgers and Fries to pay for my bills.

      P.S. I need to stop drinking. That seriously took me five minutes to type. Celebrating because I will never have to take an English class again! Yess! I still need my daily dose of RAB. I love you, Mike. Thank god for spell shech on Google Chrome. It’s saved me from looking like a Guatemalan who moved here when he was only 8 years old.

      Good day today, guys? My charger fell out of my laptop. It took me forever to write this. I hate incorrect English and misspelled words. I can’t feel my face.

      • Knoxvillain

        Fuck! *yes. If my mother wasn’t an English teacher it would be a little less stressful, damn.

        P.S. Robinson Tilapia is my favorite poster. Seems like a cool guy.

        • TheBadOwl

          You, sir, are a champion.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Well, I hope you meant it, but the post did make me smile this morning, regardless.

      • Chris

        This made my night.

        • Paul VuvuZuvella

          Haha, made my morning.

      • Strat

        That was awesome. Especially at 6:45 AM. Everyone throw some Kahlua in your coffee and call in sick today!

      • Alkaline

        Ha! Awesome post!

      • Charles in SD

        Darn, you had me until you made the Guatemalan crack. I’m half-Guatemalan, so half of me hates your post. The other half laughed..

    • Ted Nelson

      They’re getting Jerison Lopez ready at 3B…

  • Genghis

    Lot of Austins in Tampa tonight.

  • tyrone sharpton

    Good to see austin romine plays 3b and c simultaneously. the guy can get spun for uptown now

    • Robinson Tilapia

      …..or, if he’d like, he could go downtown.

    • Dave M


  • Robinson Tilapia

    Looks like Joey Maher’s performance was so bad Axisa decided not to list him as a pitcher. Nothing like a good, old fashioned youngpitcherhasnofuckingideawheretheballisgoing outing.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    Nice that c dick is raking, please being him up. He’s got to be more useful than raul at this point, right?

    • Knoxvillain

      I don’t think so. Ibanez gets some pretty big hits. Ichiro took his job away.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Would love to see a healthy Austin Romine work himself into the catching mix with this franchise.

  • zs190

    Really glad to see Heathcott playing CF, did I miss news on why Mason Williams left the game the other day and didn’t play today?

    • http://www.bronxbaseballdaily.com Greg Corcoran

      Hurt himself on a diving play. No word on what the injury was, but he played the rest of the inning after the play.

  • RobertGKramer@AOL.Com
    • RobertGKramer@AOL.Com

      “Initial reports stated that Rodriguez, who suffered a broken fifth metacarpal after being hit by Felix Hernandez, would miss up to six weeks, but he could return to action in as early as four.”

      • Knoxvillain

        I don’t want to stay too optimistic in fear of getting let down. What a shitty injury, right when he looked like he’d be healthy for the first time in a few years.

      • Steve (different one)

        Hmmm, wonder who leaked that info….

      • Dave M

        Don’t count on that. The Yanks are very cautious with these types of things.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/AngeloInNY Angelo

    I wonder when they’ll start giving CoJo more of a look at third base.

    I like Adams, but I’d have to think Corban would be a better option right now.

    • RetroRob

      Adams was rated as having a MLB-ready bat a couple years back prior to his injury.

    • coolerking101

      CoJo has a reputation as a bad defensive player. Stats back this up… 17 errors in 2010, 23 errors last year. I’m guessing he doesn’t have the ability to move to 3rd.

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    Any word on Aune’s defense at SS ?


    i’ve been talking about Adams possibly skipping Triple AAA, so i’m on board, ad also, i think MIKE should put Adams on his prospect list.. i commented on him not being there before, and it still makes no sense to me, today…

  • john r

    I think Adans or COJO wil hit righ now in the major league. The yankees keep their players down too long. If hey were with some other teamthey wouldhave majo league time already.dam went to 3 years at big college,if he did notget injured he wold haveben traded

    • Steve (different one)

      Adams issue was injuries, really has nothing to do with how the Yankees promote players.

  • Rick

    Donde esta Branyan? And just in case I missed it, has Hensley debuted?

    • coolerking101

      Branyan = back injury.

      Hensley has not. I think he tweeted he expects to debut by the end of the month. I know someone mentioned the exact date in a previous DOTF.

      • Charles in SD

        Last I read, I think Hensley is supposed to debut today, but maybe the weather is putting that off?

  • Graig not Craig

    I saw the SWB Yankees at Charlotte last night. I was impressed by Dickerson. His bat had some real sweet pop – 2 HR’s. ONe to lead the game. Laird played awful at first. Delcarmen was firing K’s for the save – looked good. Nunez was a disappointment. Cervelli looks trade-ready to me, if someone needs a decent defensive catcher bad enough. Based on my one game sample – Dickerson and Delcarmen should get call-ups.