It turns out that Brandon Laird’s injury may not be as bad as originally thought. He will be at the Double-A Eastern League All Star Game tomorrow. Meanwhile, word on the street according to a few emailers is that Slade Heathcott is dealing with some biceps tendinitis. No big deal, Nick Swisher had a similar issue earlier this season, CC Sabathia last season. They’re just going to take is easy with him, as always.
Both Triple-A Scranton and Double-A Trenton are off until Thursday for their respective All Star breaks. High-A Tampa and Low-A Charleston both had scheduled off days while Short Season Staten Island had their game canceled due to rain.
Rookie GCL Yanks (3-0 loss to GCL Braves)
Kelvin Duran, RF & Anderson Felix, 2B: both 0 for 3, 1 BB – Duran K’ed … Felix got caught stealing
Gary Sanchez, C: 0 for 3, 1 K, 1 E (missed catch) – he left the game after running out a ground ball in the top of the 6th … not sure what that’s about, hopefully it’s nothing serious
Kyle Perkins, C: 0 for 1
Reymond Nunez, 1B & Cito Culver, SS: both 1 for 4, 1 K – Culver committed a fielding error
Henry Pena, LF: 1 for 3
Tyler Austin, DH: 0 for 2, 1 K, 1 HBP – 13th rounder has some big time power, might not cut it as a catcher long-term, though
Fu-Lin Kuo, 3B & Judd Golsan, CF: all 0 for 3 – Golsan threw a runner out at second, K’ed twice & committed a fielding error
Matt Richardson: 5 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 Balk, 11-1 GB/FB – picked a runner off first … love those grounders
Conor Mullee: 2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 2-0 GB/FB
Trevor Johnson: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 0-2 GB/FB