Two quick roster notes:
- At long last, RHP Ernesto Frieri is finally a free agent. The Yankees declined to call him up, Triple-A Scranton announced, which allows him to become a free agent. They had two days to add Frieri to the big league roster after he triggered his opt-out, and today was the deadline to do so.
- In case you missed it earlier, the Yankees have traded IF Ruben Tejada to the Orioles for cash considerations. Chances Tejada gets a big hit against the Yankees at some point later this season? Annoyingly high.
Triple-A Scranton was rained out. The game has been canceled and will not be made up. I wonder what that means for 1B Tyler Austin’s rehab. Will they keep him down an extra game to make sure he gets however many at-bats? We’ll see.
Double-A Trenton (5-4 loss to Richmond in 12 innings, walk-off style)
- SS Thairo Estrada: 0-5, 1 HBP, 1 K, 1 CS
- LF Jake Cave: 0-6, 1 K
- 1B Mike Ford: 2-5, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
- RF Billy McKinney: 3-5, 1 2B, 1 BB — had been in a 2-for-17 (.117) rut
- CF Rashad Crawford: 2-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 K, 1 SB — 15-for-51 (.294) in his last 16 games
- 2B Abi Avelino: 1-4, 1 BB, 2 K
- RHP Domingo Acevedo: 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, 6/4 GB/FB — 60 of 83 pitches were strikes (72%) … he’s allowed five runs total in four starts and 25.1 innings since the promotion … 78/11 K/BB in 67.2 innings overall this season