Earlier today the Yankees acquired RHP George Kontos, then, a little while later, they acquired 3B Gio Urshela from the Blue Jays for cash, the team announced. He’s not on the 40-man roster and he’s going to Triple-A. Urshela, 26, hit .233/.283/.326 (66 wRC+) in 19 games with the Indians and Blue Jays earlier this year before being outrighted. He’s a great defensive player. You may remember this. Urshela effectively replaces Brandon Drury with the RailRiders.
Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Game One (3-1 win over Buffalo in seven innings)
- LF Tyler Wade: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 E (fielding)
- SS Abi Avelino: 3-4, 2 RBI — dude’s been hitting all year
- 1B Ryan McBroom: 1-4, 1 K
- DH Mike Ford: 1-3, 1 K
- 3B Ronald Torreyes: 0-3, 1 K — my guess is he’ll rejoin the Yankees on Monday, with 1B Luke Voit going down
- LHP Nestor Cortes: 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 1 HB, 5/4 GB/FB — 61 of 101 pitches were strikes … tenth times in 19 games this year that he’s allowed no more than one run