- The Yankees have signed RHP Christian Herstine out of the independent American Association, according to the Marietta College website, his alma mater. Herstine allowed one run and struck out ten in only 8.2 innings with the Gary SouthShore RailCats.
- C Kyle Higashioka will participate in the Double-A Eastern League All-Star Home Run Derby next week, so says Matt Kardos. His 14 homers are nearly double his previous career high (eight in 2011).
Triple-A Scranton (7-5 win over Rochester)
- CF Ben Gamel: 2-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 2 RBI — threw a runner out at first … 16-for-46 (.348) during his ten-game hitting streak
- RF Aaron Judge: 0-2, 1 BB, 1 K — he left the game after pulling up lame running out a ground ball in the fifth inning, according to Shane Hennigan … manager Al Pedrique said Judge felt “a little pop” and has soreness in his left knee … Pedrique downplayed the injury and said Judge wanted to remain in the game, though that wasn’t going to happen … the All-Star break is next week, so even if it’s a minor injury, my guess is the Yankees play it safe and have Judge sit out the rest of the weekend and not participate in the Home Run Derby and All-Star Game
- C Gary Sanchez: 2-3, 1 BB — 17-for-50 (.340) in his last eleven games … Austin Romine‘s been pretty darn good as Brian McCann‘s backup, but if the Yankees do sell, I think it would be wise to call up Sanchez and give him half the starts behind the plate down the stretch
- DH Ike Davis: 1-4, 1 R, 2 K
- 1B Tyler Austin: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K — 18-for-57 (.316) with seven doubles and six homers in his last 14 games
- LF Jake Cave: 1-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
- RHP Kyle Haynes: 4 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 3/2 GB/FB — 59 of 90 pitches were strikes (66%)
- RHP Matt Wotherspoon: 3.1 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HB, 6/0 GB/FB — 41 of 57 pitches were strikes (71%) … the Scranton native is back with the RailRiders
- RHP Johnny Barbato: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1/3 GB/FB — 21 of 31 pitches were strikes (68%) … 26/13 K/BB in 26.2 Triple-A innings