Two quick notes to pass along this week:
- RHP Dillon Tate missed the Eastern League All-Star Game with a minor quad injury, Double-A Trenton manager Jay Bell told Matt Kardos. “It was just a slight strain,” said Bell. It’s possible Tate will avoid the disabled list completely.
- The Yankees will not re-sign RHP David Hale a fourth time. Sunny says Hale is signing with a team in Korea. We’ll always have those innings you soak up in Toronto last week, David.
Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (2-1 loss to Rochester)
- 1B Tyler Austin: 1-3, 1 BB
- RF Billy McKinney: 1-4, 1 3B
- DH Mike Ford: 0-4, 2 K — finished rehabbing the oblique with Staten Island and is back here
- SS Abi Avelino: 1-3, 1 R, 1 K
- RHP Chance Adams: 6.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 HB, 8/5 GB/FB — 69 of 106 pitches were strikes (65%) … a string of good starts before the trade deadline would be appreciated