- With their roster depleted due to September call-ups, Triple-A Empire State received LHP Matt Tracy and IF Yadil Mujica from High-A Tampa today. IF Doug Bernier and C R.J. Baker were also activated off the DL. I wouldn’t ready anything into the Tracy promotion, just typical end of season roster-filling stuff.
- In other promotion news, all of the following have been promoted to Double-A Trenton: OF Tyler Austin, OF Ramon Flores, LHP Nik Turley, RHP Zach Nuding, RHP Tommy Kahnle, and RHP Branden Pinder. Expect to see a few of the current Thunder players (coughMarkMontgomerycough) bumped up to Triple-A as the top two levels get reinforcements for the postseason.
- Austin earned some love in the In The Team Photo section of this week’s Prospect Hot Sheet. He hit a go-ahead grand slam with two outs in the ninth two days ago to help keep High-A Tampa’s playoff hopes alive. Not quite Hot Sheet worthy, but still ridiculous.
- The Yankees have signed SS Dan Fiorito as an undrafted free agent out of Manhattanville College, reports Chad Jennings. No word on the bonus, but it’s unlikely to be anything significant. This isn’t another Daniel Aldrich situation.
Triple-A Empire State (2-0 loss to Pawtucket) their season ends Monday, though they’ve already clinched the division title
3B Kevin Russo: 0-4
2B Corban Joseph & LF Ronnie Mustelier: both 1-4 — CoJo doubled … Mustelier struck out
1B Kosuke Fukudome, CF Melky Mesa, C Gus Molina & SS Doug Bernier: all 0-3 — Fukudome walked … Mesa struck out twice, Bernier thrice
RF Cole Garner & DH Darnell McDonald: both 1-3 — McDonald struck out and got picked off first
RHP Chase Whitley: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HB, 4/3 GB/FB — 30 of 47 pitches were strikes (64%) … spot started with Adam Warren now in the big leagues
RHP Kelvin Perez: 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 2/1 GB/FB — 25 of 43 pitches were strikes (58%)
LHP Juan Cedeno: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 4/1 GB/FB — 17 of 23 pitches were strikes (74%)