Fifth rounder Tommy Kahnle signed for $150,000, about $14,000 over slot. Meanwhile, VP of baseball operations Mark Newman said that Manny Banuelos and Dellin Betances will remain in High-A Tampa all season, which is unsurprising.
Andy in Sunny Daytona was at the Rookie GCL Yanks’ game today and took a bunch of photos. Two things: First, you can see some kind of brace on Gary Sanchez‘s right wrist, though he did some catching in the bullpen today. Swinging a bat is more of an issue with a wrist injury than catching, remember. Second, Chris Garcia was chilling in the press box. There’s been talk about the Yanks re-signing him to a minor league deal, and this only adds fuel to that fire.
Triple-A Scranton (2-1 win over Norfolk)
Greg Golson, CF: 1 for 4, 1 K
Eric Bruntlett, RF: 0 for 4, 3 K – threw a runner out at first
Eduardo Nunez, SS, Chad Tracy, 3B, Jesus Montero, DH & Reegie Corona, 2B: all 0 for 3 – Nunez missed a catch for an error … Montero scored a run & K’ed … Corona K’ed twice & was injured on the last play of the game when he ran into Bruntlett … no word on the severity yet
Jorge Vazquez, 1B: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI – all the offense they would need
Chad Huffman, LF: 2 for 3, 1 CS
Chad Moeller, C: 1 for 2, 1 BB – he’s reached base in six of his last ten plate appearances (four hits, two walks)
Ivan Nova: 7.1 IP, 9 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 13-4 GB/FB – 65 of 102 pitches were strikes … picked a runner off first
Royce Ring: 0.2 IP, zeroes, 2 K - seven of his 12 pitches were strikes (58.3%) … very nice
Jon Albaladejo: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 0-2 GB/FB - ten of his 18 pitches were strikes (55.6%)