- RHP Drew Finley, this year’s third round pick, will start his career with the Yankees’ new Rookie Pulaski affiliate according to his Twitter feed. 2B Gosuke Katoh will be there too — Finley says they’re driving from Tampa to Pulaski together. They were high school teammates a few years ago.
- Good news: 2B Rob Refsnyder and OF Aaron Judge rank 5th and 16th in this week’s Prospect Hot Sheet, respectively. Bad news: 3B Miguel Andujar made the Not So Hot Sheet. Two outta three ain’t bad!
Triple-A Scranton (5-2 loss to Lehigh Valley)
- CF Ben Gamel: 1-4 — threw a runner out at second
- LF Jose Pirela & 2B Rob Refsnyder: both 0-4 — Pirela struck out twice
- RF Ramon Flores: 0-3, 1 BB — Mason Williams‘ shoulder injury doesn’t sound serious, though I assume Flores is first in line to get called up
- DH Gregorio Petit: 1-3, 1 RBI, 1 BB
- C Austin Romine: 2-3
- RHP Ivan Nova: 5 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 HB, 5/2 GB/FB, 1 E (missed catcher) — 49 of 84 pitches were strikes (58%) … wonder what happens now, another rehab start or back to MLB?
- RHP Nick Rumbelow: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 1 WP, 2/0 GB/FB — 31 of 48 pitches were strikes (65%) … 41/7 K/BB in 37.1 innings