Got a bunch of notes to pass along:
- SS Jorge Mateo, 3B Miguel Andujar, and OF Mark Payton have all been named to the High-A Florida State League All-Star Game. Congrats to them. Here are the North and South rosters. The All-Star Game is Saturday, June 18th. My guess is Mateo and Andujar will be promoted to Double-A Trenton immediately after the break.
- Andujar placed 13th in this week’s Prospect Hot Sheet. Also, he made Baseball America’s All-Prospect Team for May, which is pretty cool. He’s mashing with High-A, which is what you’re supposed to do when you repeat a level. I’m looking forward to seeing what he does in Trenton.
- LHP Matt Tracy has been released, reports Matt Kardos. The move clears a Double-A roster spot for RHP Mark Montgomery, who was send down yesterday to clear a Triple-A spot for RHP Luis Severino. Tracy, a former 24th round pick, was up for a day with the Yankees last season and got that affordable health care for life. He’s left-handed and breathing, so I’m sure he’ll hook on somewhere else soon.
- Every Friday around 5pm ET MLB announces minor league drug and PED suspensions. They announced seven today and five were Yankees. They’re all in the Dominican Summer League and I’ve heard of exactly zero of them: C Oliver Cedeno, LHP Jean Carlos De Jesu, RHP Arikson Ramirez, RHP Leyfer Ramirez, and RHP Jhostin Vargas.
Triple-A Scranton (10-3 win over Columbus)
- DH Ben Gamel: 2-5, 1 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI
- LF Aaron Judge: 2-3, 2 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 2 BB — big game to break out of an 0-for-24 (!) skid
- RF Nick Swisher: 1-5, 1 R, 2 K
- CF Jake Cave: 2-5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K — he’s 23-for-78 (.295) with seven doubles, three triples, and two homers since being promoted
- C Kyle Higashioka: 1-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K
- RHP Luis Severino: 3.2 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 1/5 GB/FB — 46 of 67 pitches were strikes (69%) … he was on a 70-pitch limit tonight … Donnie Collins says he got away with a few sliders up in the zone, which won’t happen at the big league level … Severino retired the first nine batters he faced before the wheels came off in the fourth, perhaps due to fatigue
- RHP Anthony Swarzak: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 4/1 GB/FB — 30 of 40 pitches were strikes