- Big news: the Staten Island Yankees are re-branding for next season. You can submit a nickname suggestion right here. MLB doesn’t seem to want minor league teams sharing nicknames with their parent clubs, so they’ve been “encouraging” affiliates to change names.
- The Yankees have signed OF Connor Oliver out of the independent Frontier League and assigned him to High-A Tampa, the team announced. Oliver, 22, spent a few years in the Braves’ system. He was hitting .337/.386/.652 with six homers in 24 games for the Lake Erie Crushers.
- OF Jake Skole has been promoted from High-A Tampa to Double-A Trenton, the team announced. Skole, the 15th overall pick in the 2010 draft, has 166 games of Double-A experience.
- Chad Jennings put together a great rundown of the top players at each position in the farm system this year, so make sure you check that out.
Both Triple-A Scranton and Double-A Trenton had scheduled off-days.
High-A Tampa (9-1 loss to Daytona)
- SS Jorge Mateo: 0-4
- 3B Thairo Estrada: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
- RF Austin Aune: 0-4, 2 K
- 2B Abi Avelino: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 E (fielding) — four homers in 63 games this year after hitting four in 123 games last year
- RHP Will Carter: 5.2 IP, 10 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 5/0 GB/FB — 59 of 88 pitches were strikes (67%)
- RHP Gabe Encinas: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 2 WP, 1/1 GB/FB — 29 of 45 pitches were strikes (64%) … first time in ten appearances this year he’s had more strikeouts than walks