- Josh Norris spoke to Short Season Staten Island manager Justin Pope (yes, that Justin Pope) and got a feel of the club’s roster. Ravel Santana is expected to be the club’s Opening Day center fielder while OF Danny Lopez, IF Claudio Custodio, RHP Taylor Morton, and IF Matt Duran highlight the rest of the crop.
- RHP Scottie Allen has been placed on the Low-A disabled list and LHP Matt Bashore was demoted from High-A Tampa to take his spot. [Josh Norris]
- C Jeff Farnham was placed on the Double-A disabled list and C Kyle Higashioka was bumped up from High-A Tampa to take his spot. I’m a big Higashioka fan for no apparent reason, so I hope he gets a chance to play. [Mike Ashmore]
Just FYI, the Staten Island and Rookie Level Gulf Coast League Yankees both start their seasons this coming Monday.
Triple-A Empire State (10-0 loss to Syracuse)
RF Kevin Russo: 1-3, 1 BB
2B Corban Joseph, DH Jack Cust & 1B Russell Branyan: all 0-4 — CoJo struck out twice, Cust thrice
LF Ronnie Mustelier: 3-4, 1 K — threw a runner out at the plate … 16 hits in his last 45 at-bats (.356)
C Frankie Cervelli: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 K, 1 PB
3B Brandon Laird: 1-4
CF Colin Curtis: 2-4
SS Doug Bernier: 0-3, 1 BB
RHP Adam Warren: 5 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 5/4 GB/FB — 47 of 92 pitches were strikes (51.1%) … oh Adam, stop being such a disappointment
RHP Manny Delcarmen: 0.2 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1/0 GB/FB — 20 of 35 pitches were strikes (57.1%)
LHP Mike O’Connor: 2.1 IP, zeroes, 3 K, 2/1 GB/FB — 16 of 21 pitches were strikes (76.2%)
RHP Ryota Igarashi: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GB/FB — 11 of 17 pitches were strikes (64.7%)