Following this afternoon’s win, the Yankees sent OF Clint Frazier down to Triple-A Scranton, the team announced. No idea who is coming up. Maybe Tommy Kahnle is being activated? Brandon Drury can’t come up yet because of the ten-day rule. I guess we’ll find out tomorrow. Anyway, I’ve got two other quick notes to pass along:
- In case you missed it earlier, the Yankees have re-signed RHP David Hale to a new minor league contract. He is stepping right into Triple-A Scranton’s rotation. LHP Daniel Camarena was released to clear a roster spot, the team announced.
- RHP Erik Swanson will make his next start with Triple-A Scranton, according to Kyle Franko. He’s been great this year. Swanson has a 0.44 ERA (1.61 FIP) with 34.9% strikeouts and 8.1% walks in 40.2 innings with Double-A Trenton.
Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (4-3 loss to Buffalo) no Greg Bird or Billy McKinney in the lineup today … I assume they were traveling to join the team
- SS Tyler Wade: 0-3, 1 BB
- 3B Brandon Drury: 1-4
- DH Adam Lind: 0-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
- C Kyle Higashioka: 2-4, 1 RBI, 2 K, 1 SB, 1 E (throwing) — second steal of the season! … he had two steals total in 534 minor league games coming into the season
- RHP David Hale: 4.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 HR, 3/3 GB/FB — 44 of 63 pitches were strikes (70%) … timing always plays a part in this, but with RHP Chance Adams having an uneven start to the season, I wonder if Hale is next man up should the Yankees need a starter
- LHP Nestor Cortes: 3 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 3/1 GB/FB — 30 of 47 pitches were strikes (64%) … he had been in the rotation, so I guess Swanson is taking his starting spot
- RHP Cody Carroll: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 0/1 GB/FB — nine of 16 pitches were strikes