A couple quick notes:
- Good news: RHP Albert Abreu has been placed on the High-A Tampa disabled list, the team announced. Wait. Dammit. That’s bad news. Blah. I have no idea what’s wrong with him. Abreu got knocked around a bit last night for the first time this season. Hopefully it’s nothing serious.
- RHP Nick Nelson has been placed on the Low-A Charleston seven-day disabled list, according to Matt Eddy. Not sure what’s wrong with him either. Nelson, last year’s fourth round pick, was great last time out after a few tough starts to begin the season.
- 1B Ji-Man Choi was scratched from tonight’s Triple-A Scranton lineup with an injury, according to Shane Hennigan. Apparently it might be something with his wrist. With 1B Greg Bird going on the disabled list, the Yankees are suddenly a little short on first baseman.
- As expected, RHP Bryan Mitchell will join the Triple-A Scranton rotation, according to Hennigan. His first start will be Saturday. RHP Luis Cessa was sent down earlier today as well, so the RailRiders suddenly have six starters for five spots.
Triple-A Scranton (11-7 loss to Lehigh Valley)
- SS Tyler Wade: 3-5, 1 R, 1 K, 1 SB — 8-for-25 (.320) in his last six games
- C Gary Sanchez: 2-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 K– homered on the first pitch he saw and Shane Hennigan has video … played seven innings and Joe Girardi said that’s the plan … seven innings behind the plate tonight, seven innings behind the plate tomorrow, then a DH game Thursday … they’ll see where he’s at after that, but the expectation is he’ll be activated off the DL for Friday’s series opener against the Cubs
- RF Dustin Fowler: 1-4, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
- LF Clint Frazier: 1-5, 2 K
- CF Mason Williams: 2-5, 1 R, 3 K — threw a runner out at the plate … if Jacoby Ellsbury isn’t healthy enough for the road trip, I imagine he’ll get the call
- RHP Chad Green: 5 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 5 BB, 6 K, 3/2 GB/FB — 59 of 103 pitches were strikes (57%) … all five walks came in the second inning … I guess it’s good he settled down and was able to throw three more innings?