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Yankees add INF-OF Wheeler, send Whitley to minors

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Yankees have called up infielder-outfielder Zelous Wheeler from the minors and sent right-hander Chase Whitley to Triple-A. The Yankees made the moves before Thursday's game against Houston. Wheeler homered in his major league debut on July 3. He hit .267 with two homers in 16 games for the Yankees. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he wanted an extra...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: All smiles from Zelous Wheeler

Imagine standing on the field of an enormous stadium, bright lights in your eyes and thousands of people in the stands, about to play in your first Major League Baseball start. It’s a dream that comes true only to the hardworking and passionate few, and for Zelous Wheeler it became a reality on Thursday night in his MLB debut for the New York Yankees against the Minnesota Twins...
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Yankees’ Zelous Wheeler make impressive but pointless catch in dugout

Mew York Yankees rookie third baseman Zelous Wheeler made a pretty impressive catch against the Minnesota Twins on Friday. Wheeler fell into the dugout while making the catch during the ninth inning.  The umpires initially ruled it a catch but the Twins asked for a review.  The play shoun’t have been reviewed but apparently, even umpires forge the rulebook sometimes. The Yankees...
Via New York Sports-Kings
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Zelous Wheeler runs into dugout to make catch, has it overturned

Career minor leaguer Zelous Wheeler made his major league debut for the Yankees on Thursday, and smashed his first big league homer. On Friday, Wheeler came in during the eighth inning of the Yankees-Twins game to play third base, and got a chance to grab a pop-up hit by Sam Fuld in the ninth inning. Then, this happened. Wheeler made the catch, with his momentum sending him down...
Via The Outside Corner
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Yankees Zelous Wheeler makes amazing catch later overturned

New York Yankees rookie IF Zelous Wheeler has had an usually eventful first two games in the bigs.  He made his presence known on Thursday by hitting a home run in his debut.  Then on Friday July 4, he made what might have been a candidate for catch of the year, had it not been (rightfully) overturned.  Check out the fearless Zelous track a foul ball all the way to the dugout...
Via Reading Between The Seams
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Carlos Beltran’s HR helps Masahiro Tanaka win MLB-best 12th

Your browser does not support iframes. New York Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran belted a three-run homer Thursday night to help give Masahiro Tanaka his majors-leading 12th win and helped stop a season-worst five-game losing streak with a 7-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins. “The number one thing is for the team to win, and I think the offense came through and got me a lot...
Via Sports-Glory
July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Beltran, call-up Wheeler help Tanaka as Yanks beat Twins

His right arm encased in ice, Masahiro Tanaka patted Zelous Wheeler on the back as he moved past the newest Yankee’s locker. Clearly, there was no language barrier between the ace pitcher and the third baseman, who made a colossal splash in his big league debut after spending seven-plus years in the minors. Wheeler turned and smiled as Tanaka walked away. A few seconds later...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Wait a minute, I got it: Why not just go with a new Yangervis/Zelous every month?

Last night, when the new Mr. Yankee, Zelous Wheeler, whacked his first major league home run, and ran the bases grinning like a 10-year-old over a plate of pancakes, I had a double epiphany:1.) Oh, yeah... that Phil Hughes!2.) We've got a new, four-week all-star!That's right. Zelous is the new Yangervis. And instead of lamenting his eventual slump, let's embrace...

Zelous Wheeler Getting the Bump

Elsa/Getty ImagesYankees have said they’re not making roster moves just for the sake of it, but maybe that has changed after their fifth straight loss. Donnie Collins of the Scranton Times-Tribune is reporting that Zelous Wheeler may be getting called up. Nothing is official and no corresponding moves have been made yet, but everyone making the quick assumption that Yangervis Solarte...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking Meh: Yankees sign Zelous Wheeler, Antoan Richardson and Jim Miller

Zelous WheelerThis is the 2008-09 winter of signing Sabathia, Teixiera and Burnett... except it's for Scranton.Zelous, Antoan and Jim. (Oh my.)Well, River Ave puts it this way,  regarding our inking Antoan Richardson, a 30-year-old OF, to a minor league contract: "If nothing else, Triple-A Scranton will have one helluva leadoff hitter next season." Yep. Go to Vegas...
November 17, 2013  |  Discuss
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