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ARLINGTON — Gary Sanchez lobbied to get back behind the plate on Wednesday, one night after he was forced to leave the Yankees’ 6-4 loss to the Rangers due to cramping in his rig Justin Smoak Jersey ht calf.

Yankees manager Aaron Boone told his starting catcher that he’d prefer to hold Sanchez back, considering the Yankees have an off-day on Thursday, and said that he expects Sanchez to be ready to play on Friday against the Angels.

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ARLINGTON — Gary Sanchez lobbied to get back behind the plate on Wednesday, one night after he was forced to leave the Yankees’ 6-4 loss to the Rangers due to cramping in his right calf.

Yankees manager Aaron Boone told his starting catcher that he’d prefer to hold Sanchez back, considering the Yankees have an off-day on Thursday, and said that he expects Sanchez to be ready to play on Friday against the Angels.

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“I feel like we dodged a bullet,” Boone said. “He came out here and did some agility running workouts before and checked out OK. He was actually texting me early [Wednesday] morning that he was good to go, but with this off-day tomorrow, it’s probably best to hold him back. I think he’s fine, and he’ll be an option for us if we need him.”

It is the second occurrence of right calf cramps this season for Sanchez, who left an April 6 extra-inning contest against the Orioles under similar circumstances. Sanchez missed two games, plus an off-day, before returning to the lineup as a designated hitter on April 10 against the Red Sox.

“I think it’s less [severe],” Boone said. “We haven’t dealt with a lot of heat yet, so hopefully we squashed it and it won’t be an issue.”

Boone said that his call was made easier by Austin Romine‘s recent success. Romine entered play on Wednesday hitting .471 (8-for-17) with three doubles and two homers during a six-game hit streak.

Video: NYY@TEX: Romine hits a 2-run home run in the 8th

“Ro’s playing really well,” Boone said. “Ro impacts the game in so many positive ways with the way he’s swinging the bat. It’s always hard to keep Gary down, because we know what he’s capable of on any given night, and so it’s hard to sit down one of your dudes. But yes, Ro playing the way he is, we at least feel like we’re putting in a guy that can impact the game.”

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The Women’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 14 Justin Smoak Toronto Blue Jays Alternate Royal Blue Jersey  Yankees expect to have right-hander Tommy Kahnle and first baseman Greg Bird back on the active roster this weekend against the Angels. Kahnle is scheduled to pitch for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday and could be activated on Friday or Saturday, while Boone said there is “a decent shot” that Bird could be activated on Saturday or Sunday.

In other updates, right-hander Luis Cessa (left oblique strain) has resumed throwing off a mound, while right-hander Adam Warren (right back strain) has pitched in simulated games and is nearing a rehab assignment.

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“This job’s got me swearing again.” — Boone, on his first Joe Carter Throwback Jersey  managerial ejection on Tuesday

Video: NYY@TEX: Boone gets ejected arguing balls and strikes

This date in Yankees history
May 23, 1962: Joe Pepitone hit two homers in a nine-run eighth inning as the Yankees defeated the Athletics, 13-7, at Yankee Stadium. Pepitone remains one of four Yankees to homer twice in a single inning. The others are Joe DiMaggio, Cliff Johnson and Alex Rodriguez.

Bryan Hoch has covered the Yankees for MLB.com since 2007. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and on Facebook.


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Here’s MLB Pipeline’s roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Wednesday.

Cubs fans were offered a promising glimpse of the future during Wednesday’s Minor League contests. Four pitchers ranked in Chicago’s Top 30 prospects — Alex Lange (No. 5), Brendon Little (6), Trevor Clifton (27) and Duane Underwood Jr. (29) — turned in strong performances for their respective teams.

Here’s MLB Pipeline’s roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Wednesday.

Cubs fans were offered a promising glimpse of the future during Wednesday’s Minor League contests. Four pitchers ranked in Chicago’s Top 30 prospects — Alex Lange (No. 5), Brendon Little (6), Trevor Clifton (27) and Duane U Justin Smoak Blue Jays Jersey nderwood Jr. (29) — turned in strong performances for their respective teams.

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Lange pitched six scoreless innings for Class A Advanced Myrtl Joe Carter Jersey e Beach in its 5-0 win over Lynchburg. The right-hander held the Hillcats to just six hits, didn’t issue a walk and struck out a career-best 10 batters.

Little bounced back from giving up five runs in his last start to toss seven scoreless frames for Class A South Bend, lowering his ERA to 4.50. He allowed three hits with no walks and struck out five vs. the Lansing Lugnuts. With Double-A Tennessee, Clifton pitched four scoreless innings and allowed two hits and two walks with three strikeouts before rain suspended play. And at Triple-A Iowa, Underwood held Round Rock to one run over six innings while striking out six.

Other top prospect performances from Wednesday’s action:
• The Minors’ hottest hitter, No. 2 overall prospect (Blue Jays’ No. 1) Vladimir Guerrero Jr., continued his tear through the Eastern League. Guerrero went 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored and a walk for Double-A New Hampshire, stretching his on-base streak to 31 games. His .425 batting average is also the best in the Minors.

The Jays’ No. 19 prospect Cavan Biggio also impressed by hitting 3-for-5 with a double and three RBIs for Triple-A El Paso. It marked his first three-hit game of 2018 and the 10th of his professional career.

• No. 32 overall prospect (Padres’ No. 3) Luis Urias collected his third multi-hit game in the last four days, batting 3-for-5 with an RBI for Triple-A El Paso.

• In his return from the disabled list, No. 44 overall prospect (Yankees’ No. 3) Justus Sheffield held his opponent without a run. The 22-year-old southpaw pitched four scoreless innings with three hits, a walk and five strikeouts for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Astros’ No. 24 prospect J.J. Matijevic went deep twice for Clas Justin Smoak Jersey s A Advanced Buies Creek. He was 3-for-4 with a pair of solo homers, giving him six long balls on the season as well as two multi-homer games. Ronnie Dawson (Houston’s No. 14) also left the yard in that game as part of a four-RBI performance.

Braves’ No. 18 prospect Drew Waters was a catalyst for Class A Rome on Wednesday, batting 3-for-3 with an RBI, two doubles, a triple, two runs scored, a walk and a stolen base from the leadoff spot. His seven total bases tied his career-high.

Orioles’ No. 15 prospect Zac Lowther held Hickory to one hit and three runs over six innings in a gem for Class A Delmarva. He struck out 10 batters, reaching double digits for the third time this season. It was his best performance since he pitched six hitless frames and struck out 13 in his season debut on April 9. The left-hander has allowed just four runs through 31 innings in 2018 (1.16 ERA).

Phillies’ No. 13 prospect Thomas Eshelman turned in his best performance of the season, taking a no-hitter into the seventh inning — Rochester’s Nick Gordon (Twins’ No. 4), brother of Mariners outfielder Dee Gordon, broke up the no-no bid with a leadoff single — for Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Eshelman completed a season-high seven innings and allowed one run on four hits.

Jonathan Hernandez, the Rangers’ No. 14 prospect, followed up last week’s 11-strikeout performance by fanning 10 over six scoreless innings for Class A Advanced Down East. He took a no-decision, however, as the Wood Ducks lost, 2-1, in extras.

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Tigers’ No. 9 prospect Daz Cameron extended his hitting streak to eight games with a 2-for-4, two-homer performance for Class A Advanced Lakeland. He drove in three runs and posted his third multi-hit effort in his last six games.

White Sox No. 11 prospect Gavin Sheets finished a double shy of the cycle in Class A Advanced Winston-Salem’s 3-1 win in the opener of a doubleheader against Buies Creek. Sheets homered for a second consecutive day, hit his second career triple and had a hand in all three of Winston-Salem’s runs.

Sheets homers to right

Sheets’ teammate, Luis Alexander Basabe (Chicago’s No. 13 prospect) impressed in the nightcap, batting 3-for-4 with a solo homer.

Chad Thornburg is a reporter for MLB.com based in Los Angeles.

Ryan Bollinger took Joe Carter Throwback Jersey long way to get to Yankees

ARLINGTON — Ryan Bollinger‘s long and winding road to the Major Leagues saw the left-hander pitch on three continents, including stops in Germany and Australia. He will try on a Yankees uniform for the first time before Wednesday’s game against the Rangers at Globe Life Park.

Bollinger had his contract purchased from Double-A Trenton and was added to the big league roster, filling out New York’s pitching staff. Right-hander Giovanny Gallegos was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after Tuesday’s 6-4 loss to Texas.

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ARLINGTON — Ryan Bollinger‘s long and winding road to the Major Leagues saw the left-hander pitch on three continents, including stops in Germany and Australia. He will try on a Yankees uniform for the first time before Wednesday’s game against the Rangers at Globe Life Park.

Bollinger had his contract purchased from Double-A Trenton and was added to the big league roster, filling out New York’s pitching staff. Right-hander Giovanny Gallegos was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after Tuesday’s 6-4 loss to Texas.

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“I just kept pitching,” Bollinger said. “I kept playing overseas and just enjoyed it. Somebody saw me over there, and I was lucky enough to get a contract offer. I tried to take it and run with it and see what happens.”

Bollinger, 27, was a combined 3-1 with a 1.86 ERA in five starts between Double-A and Triple-A this year, his first in the Yankees’ organization. In 29 innings, the 6-foot-6 Bollinger permitted 18 hits and seven walks and struck out 20.

“He’s taken advantage of opportunities,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. “It’s been an interesting road to get to this point, but he’s pitched well for us in Double-A and Triple-A and earned this opportunity. I’m excited to have him here today.”

Initially drafted as a first baseman out of Minot (N.D.) High School by the Phillies in the 47th round of the 2009 Draft, Bollinger managed just four hits in 23 Gulf Coast League at-bats before being released. Converting to a pitcher, he briefly appeared in the independent Frontier League before resurfacing in the White Sox organization for three years.

“I guess I just couldn’t hit; It was pretty tough,” Bollinger said. “I’d rather get on the mound and do something that I’ve always loved.”

Bollinger was back in independent ball by 2014, pitching for St. Paul and Winnipeg of the American Association. He then latched on with Trois-Rivieres of the Canadian-American Association, pitching parts of three seasons.

“Back then I was kind of tentative and wanted to be a strike-thrower, but I didn’t know how to do it with my best stuff,” Bollinger said. “I feel like over time I’ve learned to control that and be able to put 98 percent of my effort into every pitch and see what happens.”

In 2017, Bollinger traveled to Germany, suiting up for Munich-Haar of Bundesliga. With two fastballs, a slider, curveball and changeup, Bollinger drew the attention of veteran Yankees scout Troy Williams, who covers Europe, the Middle East and Africa for the organization.

“Usually you’re looking for younger guys,” Williams said in a  Justin Smoak Jersey telephone conversation. “You don’t think too often you’re going to see a guy who’s 26, as he was at the time. When I first saw Ryan last May, a little over a year ago, I was really impressed with what I saw. He pitched a really good game against a bunch of guys who had played affiliated baseball or independent league ball.

“I thought, ‘Well, OK, this is interesting. I need to see this guy again.’ I ended up seeing him about 15 times. I got to know him and followed him around. I was impressed by many things about him; his makeup, his character and the way he pitched and handled himself.”

Bollinger came to a verbal agreement with the Yankees last July, then finished his season against stronger competition with Brisbane of the Australian Baseball League. He was 5-1 with a 3.48 ERA in nine  Women’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 14 Justin Smoak Toronto Blue Jays Alternate Royal Blue Jersey starts, striking out 75 against 12 walks in 54 1/3 innings while leading his club to a regular-season and playoff championship.

“It’s just a different lifestyle,” Bollinger said. “It’s very kind of easy-going. Both places are great in their own way. I’m very happy I got to experience both of them.”

Bollinger was asked if he saw any kangaroos during his time in Brisbane.

“Yeah, I did, actually,” Bollinger replied, with a laugh Joe Carter Jersey . “Not in the city, like everyone thinks, but you go out in the country and you’ll see them everywhere.”

Williams said that he learned of Bollinger’s promotion early on Tuesday. He had been planning to go online to watch Bollinger pitch for Trenton in their 10:35 a.m. ET game against Akron, and instead was thrilled to be told that Bollinger was on a plane to Texas.

“It’s a great thing for Ryan and his family, of course,” Williams said. “You cross so many paths like he’s done and so many continents, so many people are rooting for him. It’s an unusual story; he’s a special guy. I know everybody is excited for him over here in Europe and Australia, and many people in the States as well.”

Bryan Hoch has covered the Yankees for MLB.com since 2007. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and on Facebook.


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ARLINGTON — Gleyber Torres and Aaron Judge highlighted a four-homer barrage that presented another assault on the record books, but Jurickson Profar’s bases-clearing double held up as the difference as the Rangers edged the Yankees in a wild 12-10 slugfest on Wednesday evening at Globe Life Park.

Profar’s big hit came off of David Robertson in the sixth inning, restoring Texas’ lead after Torres and Judge homered in a six-run fifth that seemed to put the game away. Instead, New York completed its three-city road trip by dropping two of three contests to the cellar-dwelling Rangers, coughing up leads of four and five runs.

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ARLINGTON — Gleyber Torres and Aaron Judge highlighted a four-homer barrage that presented another assault on the record books, but Jurickson Profar’s bases-clearing double held up as the difference as the Rangers edged the Yankees in a wild 12-10 slugfest on Wednesday evening at Globe Life Park.

Profar’s big hit came off of David Robertson in the sixth inning, restoring Texas’ lead after Torres and Judge homered in a six-run fifth that seemed to put the game away. Instead, New York completed its three-city road trip by dropping two of three contests to the cellar-dwelling Rangers, coughing up leads of four and five runs.

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“You’re going to have an occasional night like that,” manager Aaron Boone said. “I really don’t even flinch at it. We turn the page, and there are a lot of things to take away from a positive standpoint tonight. It wasn’t really o Women’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 14 Justin Smoak Toronto Blue Jays Alternate Royal Blue Jersey ur night on the mound. We turn the page and move on.”

Video: NYY@TEX: Boone on Sabathia in 12-10 loss to Rangers

CC Sabathia was charged with seven runs over 4 1/3 frames, and Robertson couldn’t escape a jam in the sixth, sending the Yanks to their first series loss since they fell in two of three games to the Red Sox from April 10-12. Sabathia blanked Texas through the first three innings, but ran into trouble the second time through the order.

“It just wasn’t there for me today,” Sabathia said. “With all the lefties in the lineup, I needed a good, sharp slider. It was hanging today. I just didn’t have enough stuff to get these guys out.”

Video: NYY@TEX: Sabathia catches DeShields looking in 1st

Nomar Mazara and Ronald Guzman homered as Sabathia threw 36 pitches in a five-run fourth inning, Guzman’s third straight game with a homer in the series. Yet with 10 runs on the board for the visitors, Boone permitted Sabathia to try and get through five innings.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa tripled home a run, and Mazara knocked home another with an infield hit that chased the veteran lefty, who was denied a chance at his 250th career win (including  Justin Smoak Blue Jays Jersey 10 in the postseason). Jonathan Holder pitched out of a jam, but Chasen Shreve allowed a pair of hits in the sixth, and Robertson forced home a run with a walk before Profar split the outfielders with a two-out blast up the  Joe Carter Jersey gap in right-center field.

Video: NYY@TEX: Profar clears the bases with a double in 6th

“I pitched like crap,” Robertson said. “There’s nothing else to say about it. I’ve been very poor, I haven’t thrown a lot of strikes. I’ve walked guys. All my walks scored. I’d like to turn things around and get some clean innings going. I’m going through a rough patch right now, and I need to clean up my act.”

Video: NYY@TEX: Gregorius cranks 2-run big fly in the 1st

The Yankees enjoyed another night of the long ball, swelling their total to 21 round-trippers within their past five games, equaling a record shared by the 1977 Red Sox and the 1999 Reds. Didi Gregorius hit his first homer since April 27 in a three-run first inning, and Neil Walker launched a solo drive in the third to help build a four-run lead against Fister.

Video: NYY@TEX: Walker belts solo jack, fan makes great grab

Austin Romine drove in a pair of runs, including a run-scoring hit in the fifth, before Torres crushed a three-run blast to left field. That drive chased Fister, who allowed eight runs (six earned) and 11 hits over 4 1/3 innings.

“I help the team, any opportunity that I’ve got,” Torres said. “I’m happy for that.”

Video: NYY@TEX: Torres puts Yankees ahead with 3-run homer

Two batters later, Judge hit a titanic shot to deep center field, so well-struck that none of the Texas outfielders bothered to move in pursuit. The Yankees have hit at least three homers in five consecutive games for the first time in franchise history, and it also marks the seventh such stretch of at least five games by any club in Major League history. The 19 combined homers hit by the clubs tied a record for a three-game series played at Globe Life Park.

“You look at the guys in our lineup, we can hit,” Sabathia said. “We hit tonight. We’ve just got to pitch better.”

Video: Yankees’ power bats make franchise history

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Torres hit four homers in the series and became the youngest Yankee to homer in thre Joe Carter Throwback Jersey e consecutive games. According to Elias Sports Bureau, he is the youngest Major Leaguer to go deep in three straight since Giancarlo Stanton accomplished the feat with the Marlins from Sept. 6-7, 2010, at Philadelphia, when the future Yankee was 20 years and 303 days of age.

Video: Torres belts 4 homers in 3 games against the Rangers

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Judge’s fifth-inning home run traveled 471 feet, making it the sixth-longest homer hit in the Majors this season and the longest hit by a Yankee, surpassing the 461-foot blast hit by Gary Sanchez on May 4 against the Indians. It was also the third-longest blast of Judge’s career to date.

Video: NYY@TEX: Judge crushes homer 471 feet vs. the Rangers

UP NEXT
Following an off-day on Thursday, the Yankees return home to host the Angels on Friday evening at 7:05 ET. Right-hander Luis Severino (7-1, 2.35 ERA) will be looking to extend a seven-start unbeaten streak, coming off a victory over the Royals in Kansas City. Severino took a no-decision against the Angels on April 27 in Anaheim. Left-hander Andrew Heaney (2-3, 3.35 ERA) is scheduled to start for the Halos.

Bryan Hoch has covered the Yankees for MLB.com since 2007. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and on Facebook.


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ARLINGTON — Gleyber Torres may well be the most prolific No. 9 hitter in the game, and after a series to remember that saw him slug four homers in three games against Rangers pitching, the hot-hitting rookie will head home with some history in his back pocket.

Torres’ three-run shot off Doug Fister was one of four Yankees homers hit in Wednesday’s 12-10 loss at Texas, establishing the 21-year-old infielder as the youngest Yankee in franchise history to homer in three consecutive games.

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ARLINGTON — Gleyber Torres may well be the most prolific No. 9 hitter in the game, and after a series to remember that saw him slug four homers in three games against Rangers pitching, the hot-hitting rookie will head home with some history in his back pocket.

Torres’ three-run shot off Doug Fister was one of four Yankees homers hit in Wednesday’s 12-10 loss at Texas, establishing the 21-year-old infielder as the youngest Yankee in franchise history to homer in three consecutive games.

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Torres’ homer was also the Yankees’ third of the game, marking the first time in franchise history that the club has hit three or more homers in five consecutive games. It also marks the seventh such stretch of at least five games by any club in Major League history. The only team to hit three or more home runs in six straight games is the 1987 Orioles, who did it from May 8-13 that year.

“I try to do my job every day,” Torres said. “I’m happy for helping my team and the opportunity, but we lost today, so it’s no big deal with the home runs. … I feel good for that [record], but we lost tonight. We’re ready for the next series. We’ll try to win.”

Video: NYY@TEX: Torres puts Yankees ahead with 3-run homer

Torres is the youngest Major Leaguer to homer in three straight contests since a 20-year-old Giancarlo Stanton did it for the Marlins in September 2010, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

At the time, Torres’ fifth-inning homer to the left-field bleachers seemed to represent more than just a milestone, restoring the Yankees’ lead and dispatching Fister to the showers. It came on an 0-2 count as Fister tried to sneak an 88.4-mph two-seamer past Torres.

According to Statcast™, Torres’ drive came off the bat at 102.2 mph and traveled 401 feet. It was the eighth homer and 20th RBI in 17 games for Torres, who said that he doesn’t consider himself a power hitter just yet.

Video: Torres belts 4 homers in 3 games against the Rangers

“When I go to home plate, I just try to put the ball in play, try to take good at-bats,” Torres said. “The home runs are happening, but I never try to hit home runs.”

Aa Men’s Mitchell and Ness Vintage 1993 Joe Carter Toronto Blue Jays Alternate Royal Blue Throwback Jersey ron Judge joined the slugging party later in the inning, crushing a mammoth two-run shot to center field off reliever Tony Barnette.

Video: NYY@TEX: Judge crushes homer 471 feet vs. the Rangers

Judge’s 13th homer came on the first pitch he saw from the right-hander, a 92-mph fastball. At 471 feet, Judge’s homer was the sixth-longest in the Majors this season, and the third-longest homer of Judge’s career.

That was the high point of the night for the Yankees, who led by five runs a Justin Smoak Blue Jays Jersey t the time.

Didi Gregorius hit a two-run homer as part of a three-run first inning, busting a 3-for-54 skid by parking an 82.8-mph changeup for his first homer since April 27 — the day he received a curtain call on the road against the Angels in Anaheim.

Video: NYY@TEX: Gregorius cranks 2-run big fly in the 1st

“We lost, so it doesn’t really matter,” Gregorius said. “To be honest, I was hitting the ball hard, they were just not falling. For me, I’m not going to change my approach. I’ve been hitting the ball hard, just not getting hits. It’s been falling for the last couple of days. It’s still a work in progress.”

Neil Walker slugged a third-inning homer for the Yankees, who hit 21 home runs in a five-game span, equaling the most in Major League history. The record is also shared by the 1977 Red Sox and the 1999 Reds. Yanks manager Aaron Boone hit three of those 21 homers for Cincinnati in ’99.

Video: NYY@TEX: Walker belts solo jack, fan makes great grab

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“We can hit,” Boone said. “Those guys can hit, so no, it doesn’t amaze me. We have a lot of power and guys are really going up there and grinding  Justin Smoak Jersey through at-bats. I think when you do that consistently with the power they have and the talent they possess, home runs are a lot of times the result.”

Bryan Hoch has covered the Yankees for MLB.com since 2007. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and on Facebook.


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ARLINGTON — Aaron Boone had to make the long walk to the visitors’ clubhouse during the sixth inning of Tuesday’s 6-4 loss to the Rangers at Globe Life Park, handing over the lineup card after being ejected for the first time as a big league manager.

With Gary Sanchez batting against Texas starter Cole Hamels, home-plate umpire Pat Hoberg whirled toward the third-base dugout and tossed Boone, who stormed out for a brief but fiery tirade. Boone had chirped about a strike call on Sanchez, and said there had been other issues as the evening progressed.

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ARLINGTON — Aaron Boone had to make the long walk to the visitors’ clubhouse during the sixth inning of Tuesday’s 6-4 loss to the Rangers at Globe Life Park, handing over the lineup card after being ejected for the first time as a big league manager.

With Gary Sanchez batting against Texas starter Cole Hamels, home-plate umpire Pat Hoberg whirled toward the third-base dugout and tossed Boone, who stormed out for a brief but fiery tirade. Boone had chirped about a strike call on Sanchez, and said there had been other issues as the evening progressed.

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“At different points of the night, I had raised some things,” Boone said. “I guess he had heard enough. Nothing really more than that. It wasn’t anything too big.”

Video: NYY@TEX: Boone on getting ejected, Sanchez’s injury

One such instance took place earlier in the top of the sixth, when Boone complained about Hoberg not calling time for Aaron Hicks, who indicated that Hamels had attempted to quick-pitch him.

“It was kind of one of those, as soon as I picked up [my head], I felt like he was already in his windup,” Hicks said. “I had no chance to get ready for the pitch. He didn’t grant it.”

The ejection of Boone — hired with no coaching or managerial experience — came in his 45th game piloting the Yankees. Bench coach Josh Bard took over as acting manager for the remainder of the game.

“Boone is going to look out for us,” Sanchez said through an interpreter. “He’s trying to help us. In that at-bat there, I thought the pitch was high. I guess he said something to the umpire, and he threw him out.”

Boone had five ejections during his playing career, including in the sixth inning of his June 20, 1997, Major League debut for the Reds against the Cardinals. That day, he threw his helmet after being called out trying to score from second base on a Joe Oliver single to right field.

In an interesting c Justin Smoak Blue Jays Jersey oincidence Women’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 14 Justin Smoak Toronto Blue Jays Alternate Royal Blue Jersey , Tuesday’s ejection came on the 10-year anniversary of Joe Girardi’s first ejection as Yankees manager in a victory over the Orioles.

“You’ve got to fight for your team when you’re a manager,” Hicks said. “Whenever you feel like things aren’t going your way, it’s important for you to be the voice for us.”

Bryan Hoch has covered the Yankees for MLB.com since 2007. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and on Facebook.


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ARLINGTON — The Yankees’ powerful lineup could add more muscle this weekend, with Greg Bird moving closer to a big league return. But his arrival may not necessarily spell bad news for Tyler Austin, who has done enough in manager Aaron Boone’s eyes to retain a place on the roster.

“We’ll see how that plays out, and we’ll see matchups and stuff,” Boone said on Tuesday. “Tyler’s put himself in a very good position. He’s having a lot of success. He’s having a big hand in us winning games, so I definitely see a role for both of them.”

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ARLINGTON — The Yankees’ powerful lineup could add more muscle this weekend, with Greg Bird moving closer to a big league return. But his arrival may not necessarily spell bad news for Tyler Austin, who has done enough in manager Aaron Boone’s eyes to retain a place on the roster.

“We’ll see how that plays out, and we’ll see matchups and stuff,” Boone said on Tuesday. “Tyler’s put himself in a very good position. He’s having a lot of success. He’s having a big hand in us winning games, so I definitely see a role for both of them.”

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With Bird shelved as he recovers from surgery on his right ankle, Austin and Neil Walker have split duties at first base. The right-handed-hitting Austin entered play on Tuesday leading all American League rookies in home runs (eight) and RBIs (24), ranking second in the circuit with 14 extra-base hits and tied for fifth with 16 runs scored.

Meanwhile, Bird continues to clip away with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, closing in on the end of his Minor League rehab assignment. He homered for the RailRiders on Monday.

Bird is 5-for-26 with two homers and five RBIs over his nine games in the Minors, working nine walks against six strikeouts for a .400 on-base percentage and .423 slugging percentage. Boone said that there is a chance Bird could rejoin the Yankees on Saturday or Sunday during the series against the Angels.

“We feel like he’s built some momentum swinging the bat down there,” Boone said. “We feel like the reports we’re getting are positive, so the expectation is [for Bird] to walk into our lineup, and [we are] expecting an impact player.”

Bird, 25, hit .190/.288/.422 in 48 regular-season games for the Yankees last season, slugging seven doubles and nine homers and recording 28 RBIs. He hit .244/.426/.512 in 13 postseason games with three homers, including a deciding blast off the Indians’ Andrew Miller in Game 3 of the American League Division Series.

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“I talk to you guys all the time about controlling the strike zone, and he’s really elite at doing that,” Boone said. “The ability to control the zone, the power, he’s shown the ability to handle lefties, I think he’s a quality defender at first base. There’s a reason why us as an organization get excited when we see a healthy Greg Bird. We know he can really be an impact player.”

Boone said that the Yankees have not yet decided if they will remain at 13 pitchers going forward, calling the situation “fluid.” Deleting a reliever could allow the team to keep Austin, Bird, Miguel Andujar, Ronald Torreyes and Walker active in the short-term.

Comeback trail

Tommy Kahnle allowed a run on three hits in his two-inning start for Class A Charleston on Monday, serving up a solo home run while walking none and striking out two. The rehabbing right-hander threw 20 of 29 pitches for strikes and remains on track to rejoin the Yankees this weekend.

“The velocity was good,” Boone said. “[Pitching coach] Larry [Rothschild] watched it and said he looked pretty good. That was big, to be able to get two innings under his belt. Now he’ll probably go again Wednesday and be in a position then to make a decision.”

Joe Carter Throwback Jersey his date in Yankees history

May 22, 1963: Mickey Mantle ended an 11-inning contest against the Athletics with a long home run off right-hande Women’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 14 Justin Smoak Toronto Blue Jays Alternate Royal Blue Jersey r Bill Fischer, striking the frieze above the upper deck in right field and giving the Yankees an 8-7 victory. It was the second time in Mantle’s career that he struck the frieze; the Hall of Famer would call it “the hardest ball I ever hit.”

Bryan Hoch has covered the Yankees for MLB.com since 2007. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and on Facebook.


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ARLINGTON — The Yankees’ search for rotation depth has continued since the winter, and as they took a look at one of their potential trade targets, they also received a reminder of why they might not want to stand pat over the next few months.

While rookie Domingo German permitted six runs for the second consecutive start, taking his team out of the game early, veteran Cole Hamels pitched effectively as the Rangers handed the Yankees a 6-4 defeat on Tuesday evening at Globe Life Park.

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ARLINGTON — The Yankees’ search for rotation depth has continued since the winter, and as they took a look at one of their potential trade targets, they also received a reminder of why they might not want to stand pat over the next few months.

While rookie Domingo German permitted six runs for the second consecutive start, taking his team out of the game early, veteran Cole Hamels pitched effectively as the Rangers handed the Yankees a 6-4 defeat on Tuesday evening at Globe Life Park.

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“That’s part of the game,” German said through an interpreter. “Sometimes things are not going your way when you’re out there. Sometimes it’s hard to make the adjustments and get on track. That’s part of the experience of pitching in the big leagues. An outing like this is something you have to learn from, and move forward from it.”

Despite homers from Gleyber Torres, Miguel Andujar and Austin Romine, the Yankees absorbed just their fifth loss in 27 games. Jurickson Profar hit a three-run homer in the first inning and Texas pushed across two more runs without benefit of a hit in the second, a frame in which German uncorked three wild pitches, hit a batter and walked two.

Gleyber continues to sizzle with 7th HR of ’18

Video: NYY@TEX: Torres clubs his 7th home run of the year

“I just think the command was off a little bit,” said manager Aaron Boone, who was ejected in the sixth inning. “Domingo, the stuff is really good. When he lost it a little bit there, he had a rough inning and a half. I don’t see that becoming anything more of an issue. Once we iron things out from that standpoint, it’ll be fine going forward.”

Video: NYY@TEX: Boone on getting ejected, Sanchez’s injury

Ronald Guzman hit a fourth-inning solo homer, making German the first Yankee to allow two or more homers and throw three or more wild pitches in an outing of fewer than four innings — an inauspicious accomplishment as German attempts to fill in for the injured Jordan Montgomery, who is not expected to rejoin the rotation until at least mid-June.

“Definitely the bases on balls, that didn’t help me at all,” German said. “I didn’t have the command that I wanted with my fastball. I was able to execute on some pitches, but not what I expect from myself.”

That proved to be enough cushion for Hamels, who was quizzed by New York reporters on Tuesday afternoon about his willingness to approve a trade to The Bronx.

“I love it here [in Texas], and I’d love to be able to win here,” Hamels said. “But if management changes the direction, it’s just an opportunity to win and get to October. I think that’s the real base Joe Carter Jersey ball. That’s kind of where you test your skills the most.”

While the Bombers are one of 21 clubs that Hamels’ contract permits him to reject, there are weighty financial considerations as well. Owed $23.5 million for this season, Hamels has a $20 million team option for 2019 that includes a $6 million buyout — numbers that are significant considering the Yankees’ oft-stated desire to keep payroll below $197 million in 2018.

“I’ve been hearing all that stuff, and I don’t even think that’s very much on our radar right now,” Boone said. “I don’t read into that or look into that. I just look at it as, a good pitcher was able to beat us tonight.”

Hamels struck out seven over seven innings of four-hit ball, touched only by Torres and Andujar. Torres cracked a third-inning blast, his seventh and third in the last two games, while Andujar took Hamels deep for his fifth big league homer in the seventh inning. Romine slugged a two-run shot off Jake Diekman in the eighth.

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The rest of the Bombers’ fireworks were provided by Boone, who was ejected by home-plate umpire Pat Hoberg. Boone said it was the culmination of several incidents over the course of the evening. It was his first ejection as a manager, coming in his 45th game.

Video: NYY@TEX: Boone gets ejected arguing balls and strikes

MOMENTS THAT MATTERED
German and catcher Gary Sanchez — who would leave the game with cramping in his right calf after the sixth inning — had trouble getting on the same page in the second inning, when German uncorked three wild pitches. The optics were ugly, particularly on a strikeout-wild pitch that allowed Robinson Chirinos to score, as Sanchez had his hands full trying to contend with German’s erratic control.

“I was able to block a couple of those, it’s just the ball went far away and the runners were ready to run,” Men’s Mitchell and Ness Vintage 1993 Joe Carter Toronto Blue Jays Alternate Royal Blue Throwback Jersey  Sanchez said through an interpreter. “They took advantage of that. German was trying to execute some pitches there. The command was a bit off.”

MITEL REPLAY OF THE DAY
The Yankees successfully challenged a call at first base in the home half of the fifth inning, as Rougned Odor was picked off by New York reliever A.J. Cole. A review of 43 seconds showed that first baseman Neil Walker slapped a tag on Odor just before the runner returned to the bag, and the call was overturned.

Video: NYY@TEX: Cole picks off Odor on overturned call

ROSTER MOVE
Right-hander Giovanny Gallegos pitched two scoreless, hitless innings in the loss in his season debut for the Yankees, and his reward was a return trip to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The Yankees signed left-hander Ryan Bollinger to a Major League contract and added him to the 25-man roster from Double-A Trenton on Wednesday. Bollinger was 3-0 with a 0.90 ERA in three starts for Trenton.

UP NEXT
Left-hander CC Sabathia (2-1, 2.40 ERA) will take the ball on Wednesday as the Yankees conclude their three-game visit to Texas, facing off against the Rangers at 7:05 p.m. ET. Sabathia took the loss in his most recent effort, at Kansas City, allowing four runs (two earned) in five innings in a 5-2 loss. Right-hander Doug Fister (1-4, 3.43 ERA) starts for Texas.

Bryan Hoch has covered the Yankees for MLB.com since 2007. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and on Facebook.


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ARLINGTON — Gleyber Torres‘ bat continued to sizzle on Tuesday. The Yankees rookie slugged the first pitch he saw from Rangers left-hander Cole Hamels into the left-field bleachers for a home run in the third inning, circling the bases for his fourth homer in as many games, though the Yankees would go on to lose, 6-4.

Torres’ Justin Smoak Blue Jays Jersey  seventh big league homer trimmed Texas’ lead to four runs at the time, one night after the 21-year-old joined Mickey Mantle as the youngest Yankees to enjoy a multihomer game. Torres is also the youngest player in franchise history to hit seven homers in his first 26 games.

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ARLINGTON — Gleyber Torres‘ bat continued to sizzle on Tuesday. The Yankees rookie slugged the first pitch he saw from Rangers left-hander Cole Hamels into the left-field bleach Joe Carter Throwback Jersey ers for a home run in the third inning, circling the bases for his fourth homer in as many games, though the Yankees would go on to lose, 6-4.

Torres’ seventh big league homer trimmed Texas’ lead to four runs at the time, one night after the 21-year-old joined Mickey Mantle as the youngest Yankees to enjoy a multihomer game. Torres is also the youngest player in franchise history to hit seven homers in his first 26 games.

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The shot came off Torres’ bat at 104.9 mph and traveled an estimated 399 feet, according to Statcast™.

Torres’ seven homers rank third among Major League rookies; only Carlos Villanueva of the Padres (12) and the Yankees’ Tyler Austin (eight) have hit more. Torres’ 19 RBIs rank fifth among big league rookies.

Bryan Hoch has covered the Yankees for MLB.com since 2007. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and on Facebook.


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ARLINGTON — A forgettable play in a Yankees loss to the Red Sox earlier this month planted a seed in manager Aaron Boone’s mind.

For the last week or so, Boone has been pondering a moment from the eighth inning of that May 10 contest, when Neil Walker — playing third base for the first time this season — cleanly fielded Christian Vazquez‘s grounder and fired across the infield for the out.

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ARLINGTON — A forgettable play in a Yankees loss to the Red Sox earlier this month planted a seed in manager Aaron Boone’s mind.

For the last week or so, Boone has been pondering a moment from the eighth inning of that May 10 contest, when Neil Walker — playing third base for the first time thi Marco Estrada Canada Day Jersey s season — cleanly fielded Christian Vazquez‘s grounder and fired across the infield for the out.

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Video: BOS@NYY: Walker ranges to the left, makes throwout

Explaining that he wanted to give rookie Miguel Andujar a day off, Boone on Monday gave Walker his first Yankees start at the hot corner as the team opened its three-game series with the Rangers at Globe Life Park.

Not only did Walker make his first start at third for the Yankees, he also connected on his first homer of the season, a solo shot off Texas starter Bartolo Colon in the fourth inning, one of five homers the Yankees would hit in a 10-5 win.

“I feel like I’m ready for any challenge that is thrown at me,” Walker said. “Obviously, I haven’t played a ton of third base, but I have played some in the last year, most recently in mid-August, when I got traded to the Brewers. I knew in Spring Training it was a possibility, so I tried to take as many ground balls as I could, in the limited amount of time that I had.”

Marcus Stroman Canada Day Jersey alker will be relying on infield coach Carlos Mendoza to position him, and will trust his athleticism to do the rest. Walker recalled how his first afternoon wearing pinstriped pants this spring included a conversation with Boone, who instructed the veteran newcomer to take ground balls at first base, second base and third base regularly.

“I feel like he’s capable of it,” Boone said. “I wanted to keep that as an option. Miggy has played a lot of days in a row, so I just thought it was a good time to give Miggy a day and also keep everyone fresh and playing.

“I think what got me a little bit excited was when he went in the game [on May 10] and made a play, he just seemed very comfortable. We feel really good that he’s going to be able to make the routine play for us over there, and like getting his bat in there. I’m not too worried about him over there. I think he’ll do fine.”

Monday marked Walker’s 18th career start and 21st appearance at third base. He made four starts at the position in 2017, two for the Mets and two for the Brewers, and aside from the long throw, he said it is somewhat similar to his work at first base.

“You’re seeing a little more top spin from the righties than you probably would at first base,” he said. “You have less time. You’re relying on your reactions a little bit more at third base than you would at first. More than anything, it’s about if you can get to a ball, try to get to it and get yourself set to first base and get rid of it.”

Didi returns

Shortstop Didi Gregorius returned to the lineup on Monday after a two-game benching to reset, entering play mired in a 1-for-45 skid.

“I’m excited that Didi is back in our lineup and seeing him out at shortstop,” Boone said. “I won’t get caught up one way or the other if he goes out and the results happen tonight or not. I know over time that the results will be there. I’m confident of that.”

Showcase showdown

Though starting pitchers have not been officially announced by either team, the Yankees’ and Angels’ rotations are setting up for a possible showdown between Masahiro Tanaka and Shohei Ohtani on Sunday in New York. It would be Ohtani’s first mound start against the Yankees, though he did bat against them earlier this season in Anaheim, homering off Luis Severino.

“Wow, I hadn’t even thought about that,” Boone said. “That would be pretty cool. Obviously, Ohtani has really burst on the scene as one of the talks of baseball, with what he’s done and been able to do on both sides of the ball. I’m sure there will be a little extra buzz if it was Ohtani vs. Masa. If tha Blue Jays Canada Day Jersey t happens, it’ll be fun to be a part of.”

Comeback trail

Tommy Kahnle (tendinitis in right shoulder) is scheduled to pitch on Monday for Class A Charleston, and should do so again on Wednesday. Boone said that Kahnle will not join the Yankees in Texas, but he is a strong possibility to be added to the bullpen on Friday in New York. His velocity has been clocked in the mid-90s.

“I feel like he’s close and in a pretty good place, and hopefully he can come back and impact us like the way we know he can,” Boone said.

Greg Bird (right ankle surgery) and Billy McKinney (sprained left shoulder) both had their respective rehabs transferred to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Monday.

“They’re both playing and obviously getting a lot closer,” Boone said, “so a decision will be coming down there maybe a week from now. We’ll just keep monitoring Birdie to see where he’s at and the right time to bring him.”

Adam Warren (strained right back) has been participating in simulated games at the Yankees’ complex in Tampa, Fla., and could factor into the big league Men’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 14 Justin Smoak Toronto Blue Jays Canada Day Red Jersey  plans next week.

Jordan Montgomery (strained left elbow) has not resumed playing catch.

This date in Yankees history

May 21, 1930: Babe Ruth hit three home runs in a 15-7 loss at Philadelphia. It was Ruth’s only regular-season three-homer game as a Yankee, though he accomplished the feat twice in the World Series and once at the end of his career with the Boston Braves.

Bryan Hoch has covered the Yankees for MLB.com since 2007. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and on Facebook.


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