Cave & Bird both double twice in Charleston win

Update: Mark Teixeira leaves game with "aggravated right wrist"
Yankees drop fifth straight; Angels win 6-2

3B Eric Jagielo tweaked his hamstring in Extended Spring Training and will miss a few weeks, reports Robert Pimpsner. The Yankees selected Jagielo in the first round of last week’s draft and signed him for $1.84M a few days ago. That didn’t take very long, did it?

Meanwhile, RHP Mark Montgomery was activated off the DL, according to Donnie Collins. He missed about a week with shoulder fatigue. See? It’s not all bad news.

Triple-A Scranton (7-0 win over Lehigh Valley)

  • C J.R. Murphy: 3-6, 1 R, 1 RBI — first hits at this level, this was his third game
  • LF Zoilo Almonte: 4-5, 1 R — ten hits in his last 23 at-bats (.435)
  • LHP David Huff: 4.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 5/4 GB/FB — 37 of 56 pitches were strikes (66.1%)
  • RHP Mark Montgomery: 0.2 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 0/1 GB/FB — five of 11 pitches were strikes … I wonder if they’ll use him as a traditional one-inning reliever now instead of stretching him out for five or six outs
  • RHP Chase Whitley: 2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 2/0 GB/FB — 30 of 43 pitches were strikes (70%)

Double-A Trenton (4-0 loss to Altoona)

  • LF Ramon Flores: 1-4, 1 BB, 1 K
  • CF Slade Heathcott: 1-3, 1 K — threw a runner out at the plate
  • RF Tyler Austin: 0-3, 1 BB
  • RHP Zach Nuding: 5 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 5/5 GB/FB — 49 of 85 pitches were strikes (58%)
  • LHP Jeremy Bleich: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 2/1 GB/FB — 17 of 30 pitches were strikes (57%)
  • RHP Tommy Kahnle: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 2/0 GB/FB — only six of 14 pitches were strikes (43%) … only his second walk in his last 16.2 innings

High-A Tampa is off until Monday for the All-Star break. The Florida State League North Division Team beat the South Division Team by the score of 8-1. Here’s the box score. Only two Yankees farmhands were elected to the game.

  • C Gary Sanchez: 1-1, 1 R, 1 2B — started the game and batted eighth, played only three innings
  • RHP Shane Greene: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1/2 GB/FB — eleven pitches, nine strikes … pitched the third inning

Low-A Charleston (3-0 win over Augusta)

  • CF Jake Cave: 2-4, 2 R, 2 2B, 1 K — ten hits in his last 21 at-bats (.476) with five doubles
  • SS Cito Culver: 1-2, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K
  • 1B Greg Bird: 3-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI — 11 hits in his last 32 at-bats (.344) with seven doubles
  • RHP Luis Niebla: 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 1 HB, 2/3 GB/FB — 48 of 68 pitches were strikes (71%) … first scoreless start of the year
  • LHP Dan Camarena: 3 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 1/5 GB/FB — 21 of 32 pitches were strikes (66%) … one run on four hits, one walk, and nine strikeouts in 12 innings across his last four appearances

There is only one 2013 draftee playing in the College World Series this year: seventh rounder LSU RHP Nick Rumbelow. The Tigers play their first CWS game tomorrow. He’s a reliever though, so who knows if or when he’ll actually get into a game.

Update: Mark Teixeira leaves game with "aggravated right wrist"
Yankees drop fifth straight; Angels win 6-2
  • Richard Leo

    Nice to see bird show some power

  • Danny
    • Danny

      Interesting things

      No Jordan Cote, Omar Luis Rodriguez, Matt Duran

      Tyler Webb signed, no info on the bonus I guess

      • Rick in Philly

        And no Tim Flight. I wonder if my fellow Penman is hurt or spending the year the the GCL.

    • luke sherwood

      Check the roster again – saw both Cote and Flight.

      • Dan

        That’s last year’s roster, hasn’t updated yet.

  • Stratman9652

    I had a crazy uncle who when he bought a new vehicle would immediately put a scratch or dent in it just to get the inevitable out of the way. I’m starting to wonder if the Yankees hired him and put him in charge of the first round picks.

  • King George

    I’m going to really start getting myself acquainted with these reports as opposed to the message boards or game threads.

  • Manny’s BanWagon

    Mike, at this point is Bleich just an organizational arm or is there some hope he can make it as a reliever or LOOGY in the majors?

    • http://deleted Richard Leo

      hard to expect that much

  • Pseudoyanks


  • JU

    Is Sanchez hurt? Or perhaps he is finally going to be promoted to Trenton?

    • JU plus more

      He wasn’t, it was the all star game so everyone just plays a couple inning and then subs out, just like the MLB all star game