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Ronnier Mustelier returned to action this week (Photo Credit: Trenton Thunder)
Every Sunday through the remainder of the season, we will be doing a “Week in Review” of the minor league level. Covering four teams in a night gets time-consuming, and at BronxPinstripes, (I think) we want quality over quantity. Therefore, I will put all my efforts into touching on some of the big stories, hot hitters, and breakout pitching performances of the week.
Probably the biggest story of the week within the system was the return of Ronnier Mustelier. The third baseman/outfielder completed his rehab assignment and was sent to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after nearly making the Yankees out of spring training this year. Through four games there this season, “Musty” is 3-for-13 with one home run.
Claiborne, Joseph earn promotions
A pair of prospects made it to the Bronx this week, with second baseman Corban Joseph doing a one-day stint replacing Kevin Youkilis, and Preston Claiborne being added to the 40-man roster to replace Joba Chamberlain. Claiborne pitched two innings on Sunday in his major league debut.
Segedin hits the DL
The Trenton Thunder lost their leading hitter when third baseman Rob Segedin was placed on the disabled list on Wednesday with right hip soreness. Segedin, who leads the team with a .338 batting average, did not believe the injury was that serious when I spoke to him last week.
Players of the Week
Organizational Player of the Week: Rob Refsnyder, Tampa. .318 BA (7-for-22), .464 OBP with three multi-hit games. Also stole four bases in six games this week.
Organizational Pitcher of the Week: Dellin Betances, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Initially, this went to Rafael DePaula. Yet Betances threw five no-hit innings today, which ultimately put him over the top. Over two starts this week, Betances went 1-0, with 8.1 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 7 BB, and 9 K’s. Not a bad line for the former top prospect.
BEST OF MAXIM
Chris Bootcheck twirled another Masterpiece Theater yesterday - seven innings, one earned run - against Lena Durham, continuing his impending assault on the Scranton RailRider record books. That one earned run doubled his total on the year, ending his 11-inning zeros streak. And if the Disney Channel has a candidate for the miracle Yankees in 2013, make no mistake - it's...
May 15 is David Adams Day in the Yankiverse. The first 5,000 fans will receive a bobbled David Adams contract, which has stuck him in Limbo (aka Scranton) until May 15, (aka David Adams Day.)David Adams is currently hitting well and playing 3B for Scranton, which would had made him a Yankee now, but for the MLB rule that forbids teams from immediately resigning minor leaguers after...
The New York Yankees have purchased the contract of right handed pitcher Preston Claiborne from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. To make room for him the organization has opted to designate right handed pitcher Cody Eppley for assignment. Claiborne is expected to pitch in middle-relief.
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Andy Pettitte says he has no feel for his pitches after a second straight poor start. “Everything has been great in my [bullpen sessions]. But something is going on in the games,” Said Pettitte.
TAMPA, Fla. — Alex Rodriguez is back on the field for the first time since surgery on his left hip almost four months ago.
He joined a group of injured New York Yankees starters Monday at the team’s minor league complex. The 37-year-old third baseman ran, played catch and hit off a tee.
Rodriguez said it’s “like being 8 years old again when I first grabbed a bat.” He added...
Phil Hughes pitched 8 scoreless for his first win. (Source: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
Oakland Athletics 2 – New York Yankees 4
Phil Hughes put together his best start this season in today’s 4-2 win over the Oakland Athletics.
Phil Hughes started today’s game and was outstanding. Defense helped him right from the beginning. The first batter, John Jaso, almost went...
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The New York Yankees are in the Mile High City for a three game against the Colorado Rockies; a place they haven’t visited since 2007.
Coors Field (Photo credit: Kwong Yee Cheng)
The Yankees left New York after losing a tough series to Oakland, and now head into an unfamiliar ballpark already puts the team at a disadvantage.
Here are three potential issues that could arise for...
Alex Rodriguez has finally hit the field nearly four months since having hip surgery on January 16. On Monday he joined several injured New York Yankees teammates for a workout at the team’s minor league complex in Tampa, Florida.
The 37-year-old third baseman hit off a tee, ran and played catch. While that doesn’t seem significant, the fact that he actually got back on a...
New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is back playing baseball for the first time since undergoing surgery on his left hip four months ago.
Rodriguez joined outfielder Curtis Granderson (broken right forearm), first baseman Mark Teixeira (right wrist), infielder Kevin Youkilis (lumbar spine sprain), and catcher Francisco Cervelli (broken hand) at the Yankee’s minor...
However we feel about Alex Rodriguez, can we agree that yesterday, the man did something nice? He was the lone rehabbing player down in the Tampa clinic - the Yankee Hebrew Home at Riverside-South - to step outside the security fence and sign autographs for fans. He did this for about 30 minutes. It drew reporters the way a melted popsicle attracts ants. Naturally, the brotherhood...
The first thought readers will get after reading this headline is how I am knocking the Yankees. It could not be further from the truth. I am actually giving the team credit for its 18-12 start, something that did not seem possible given the amount of injuries the team has had to deal with. It all started with the Derek Jeter broken ankle in the 2012 postseason and continued with...
The Oakland A’s kicked off their longest road trip of the year, a ten-game trip that takes them through New York, Cleveland and Seattle, by taking two-of-three games this weekend from the New York Yankees at Yankee stadium.
Friday, May 3 – A’s Win 2-0
Oakland got things going with a 2-0 shutout Friday night behind A.J. Griffin, who out-dueled the Bay Area’s own C.C. Sabathia...
If Jason Nix didn't either hit a foul ball pop up caught by an infielder, or strike out, with Yankees in scoring position, we would have already won 6 more games instead of lost them.This guy should never be allowed to hit at an important moment in a game. His .200 BA was built by two out singles, with no one on, in games that were either already won or lost based upon unbalance...