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

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

Matt Thaiss and Taylor Ward each put together huge offensive performances to lead Triple-A Salt Lake to a 17-9 win over Colorado Springs.

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The duo combined for nine hits, three homers and four RBIs in the Bees’ offensive explosion. Most notably, Thaiss set a career high with five hits and Ward turned in the second two-homer game of his career.

Thaiss, the Angels’ No. 8 prospect, hit a solo homer in the second and also added a double as he finished 5-for-7 and boosted his average to .340 through 23 games with the Bees. The big performance was also the second in as many days for Thaiss, who went 2-for-5 with a grand slam on Monday.

Ward, the Angels’ No. 13 prospect, had a perfect night at the plate, going 4-for-4 with a pair of walks and four runs scored. The catcher hit a solo homer in the third and then added a two-run blast in the fourth. He also added a double and is hitting .328 in the 14 games since he was promoted from Double-A Mobile.

Other top prospect performances from Tuesday’s action:

No. 51 overall prospect Alex Faedo (Green Bay Packers Jimmy Graham Jersey igers’ No. 3) certainly appeared ready for the advanced competition as he made his debut with Double-A Erie. Faedo, who posted a 3.10 ERA through 12 starts with Class A Advanced Lakeland, matched his season high with seven strikeouts as he threw 55 of his 83 pitches for strikes across six innings. The right-hander also walked two and gave up two runs on two hits.

• No. 76 overall prospect Adonis Medina (Phillies’ No. 2) set a season high with 10 strikeouts as he cruised through six innings of one-run ball for Class A Advanced Clearwater. Medina, who has given up one earned run or fewer in four of his past five starts, threw 64 of his 95 pitches for strikes in the outing.

• No. 79 overall prospect Carter Kieboom (Nationals’ No. 3) put together a memorable performance in the Carolina League All-Star Game. Kieboom, who has homered 11 times in 61 games with Class A Advanced Potomac this season, went deep in the exhibition, one of his three hits on the night.

Blue Jays No. 8 prospect Ryan Borucki spun his first complete game of the season as he led Triple-A Buffalo to a win over Pawtucket. Borucki, who threw 62 of his 93 pitches for strikes, gave up three hits and walked one over seven scoreless innings. The lefty also notched four strikeouts and lowered his ERA to 3.27 with his fourth scoreless start of the year.

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• Blue Jays No. 9 prospect T.J. Zeuch has been lights out for Double-A New Hampshire lately and that trend continued once again. Zeuch was stuck with a no-decision after giving up a pair of unearned runs over seven innings. The 22-year-old struck out seven and has given up two earned runs or fewer in each of his past six sta Ha Ha Clinton Dix Jersey For Sale rts.

• Phillies No. 9 prospect Ranger Suarez picked up his third win of the season as he fired a complete game for Double-A Reading. Suarez, 22, gave up one run over seven innings and lowered his ERA to 3.04 — the lowest it’s been all season. The left-hander also walked two and struck out five in the outing.

Mariners No. 2 prospect Evan White put forth a strong showing in the California League All-Star Game. White helped lift the North to a win over the South as he went 2-for-4 with a trio of RBIs. White’s highlight came in the third inning as he blasted a two-run homer to help the North break the game open.

Pirates No. 18 prospect Clay Holmes‘ run of dominance continued as he picked up his fourth straight win for Triple-A Indianapolis. Holmes, who has given up one earned run or less in each of those starts, surrendered one run over a season high 7 1/3 innings. The right-hander didn’t issue a walk for the third time this season and also matched his season high with eight strikeouts. Holmes gave up five hits and threw 67 of his 100 pitches for strikes.

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Royals No. 2 prospect Nick Pratto made the most of his All-Star experience, helping the South top the North in the South Atlantic League All-Star Game. Pratto, who was named the game’s MVP, hit a two-run homer in the fifth and finished with a game-high four RBIs on a 2-for-5 night.

Twins No. 13 prospect Travis Blankenhorn stuffed the box score in Class A Fort Myers’ win over Tampa. The third baseman put together his seventh three-hit game of the season, going 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles. Blankenhorn also drove in two, scored twice and picked up his fifth stolen base of the season.

Yankees No. 5 prospect Luis Medina put up nothing but zeros in his 2018 debut with Rookie-level Pulaski. Medina didn’t yield a hit over his four scoreless frames, but the outing wasn’t quite as smooth as that line would dictate. The 19-year-old gave up one unearned run, struck out four and issued five walks and he threw 43 of his 78 pitches for strikes.

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WASHINGTON — With Nationals runners on first and third base and no outs in the bottom of the sixth inning Monday night, it seemed like the Yankees’ one-run lead would soon be gone. That was until Jonathan Holder entered.

Holder replaced starter Sonny Gray and struck out Mark Reynolds. The Nationals tried to create offense by pinch-hitting Daniel Murphy, but he also struck out. Pedro Severino then popped out, as Holder escaped the frame. Yankees manager Aaron Boone admitted he was hoping at best for the Nationals to score only one run.

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WASHINGTON — With Nationals runners on first and third base and no outs in the bottom of the sixth inning Monday night, it seemed like the Yankees’ one-run lead would soon be gone. That was until Jonathan Holder entered.

Holder replaced starter Sonny Gray and struck out Mark Reynolds. The Nationals tried to create offense by pinch-hitting Daniel Murphy, but he also struck out. Pedro Severino then popped out, as Holder escaped the frame. Yankees manager Aaron Boone admitted he was hoping at best for the Nationals to score only one run.

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“After he did that you could feel a jolt across the bench,” Gray said, “and we kind of knew we were going to win this game.”

New York’s bullpen stymied Washington’s offense the rest of the game, and the Yankees added an insurance run to defeat the Nationals, 4-2, in a makeup game from May 16 and securing a split of the day after dropping the conclusion of the May 15 suspended game, 5-3. The Yankees and Red Sox are still tied for first place in the American League East.

“Our ‘pen tonight,” Boone said, “just a big-time performance from them.”

Video: NYY@WSH: Yankees talk about 4-2 win over the Nats

The Yankees couldn’t get the bats going in the modified doubleheader’s first game, w Men’s Nike Green Bay Packers Ha Ha Clinton Dix Elite Team Color Jersey Cheap hich resumed in the sixth inning with the score tied at 3. But the Yankees’ offense offered more support in the second game.

Aaron Hicks provided the Yankees a 3-2 lead in the fifth inning with a two-run homer, his third home run in the past five days. Giancarlo Stanton, who went 4-for-5, then ripped an RBI double in the seventh, creating “Let’s Go Yankees” chants from many in attendance.

The Yankees opened the scoring in the first inning when Stanton’s single down the middle of the field drove in Hicks.

Video: NYY@WSH: Stanton goes 4-for-5, picks up 2 RBIs

Reynolds helped give the Nationals a lead with an RBI groundout and sacrifice fly in the second and fourth innings, respectively. Both knocks drove in Anthony Rendon.

But on the same night the Nationals traded three prospects for Royals reliever Kelvin Herrera, the Yankees showed Washington what a dominant bullpen looks like. After Holder escaped, David Robertson and Dellin Betances threw no-hit innings.

Aroldis Chapman allowed two runners on base in the ninth, but right fielder Aaron Judge caught Trea Turner‘s knock at the warning track to secure the final out, as Chapman smiled and raised his arms in relief.

“It got me to hold my breath for a sec,” Boone said. “It looked like [Judge] had a bead. He made a couple good plays out there. He made that one look routine.”

Video: NYY@WSH: Judge makes catch to complete Chapman’s save

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Hicks continues surge: Hicks has hit nine home runs this season, but three of those have come in the past five days.

Hicks’ two-run homer off Erick Fedde‘s sinker gave the Yankees a 3-2 lead in the fifth inning, an advantage they never gave up.

The 28-year-old hit 15 home runs last season.

“It was big for us,” Hicks said.

Video: NYY@WSH: Hicks launches a 2-run home run to right

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Holder hasn’t allowed an earned run since April 6, a span of 22 innings. The right-hander has inherited 11 runners during in that time and permitted only three of them to score.

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In the third inning, Judge ran past the right-field foul line to make a diving catch on Turner’s fly ball. Statcast™ rated it as a four-star catch, with a 47 percent catch probability. The 26-year-old traveled 122 feet in six seconds, flashing an elite-level 30 feet/second sprint speed.

“He’s a really good defender,” Boone said. “He takes a lot of pride in it. Obviously he’s made some tremendous throws that have been kind of highlight worthy, but he seems to always get the right break on the ball. Judge takes so much pride in being an all-around player, and defense is part of it.”

Video: NYY@WSH: Statcast™ measures Judge’s superb diving grab

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Hicks doubled leading off the game and one  Ha Ha Clinton Dix Jersey For Sale out later was doubled off at second base on Didi Gregorius lineout to second baseman Wilmer Difo on a play that would have ended the inning with the game still scoreless. However, the Yankees challenged, and the call was overturned, as replays showed that Hicks got back to the bag in time. That extended the inning for Stanton’s RBI single.

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Domingo German will take the mound at 7:05 p.m. ET on Tuesday as the Yankees return home to open a three-game series against the Mariners. The right-hander has allowed three runs over six innings in each of his past two starts, both of which were Yankees wins. German, who hasn’t faced Seattle in his two-year career, will square off against Mariners left-hander Marco Gonzales.

Kyle Melnick is a reporter for MLB.com based in Washington.


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NEW YORK — The Yankees’ offense continued to showcase its power against the Mariners on Tuesday, slugging four home runs in a 7-2 victory.

New York’s 118 homers ties the 2000 Cardinals for the second-most hit through the first 70 games of the season, trailing just the 1999 Mariners, who hit 130, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

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NEW YORK — The Yankees’ offense continued to showcase its power against the Mariners on Tuesday, slugging four home runs in a 7-2 victory.

New York’s 118 homers ties the 2000 Cardinals for the second-most hit through the first 70 games of the season, trailing just the 1999 Mariners, who hit 130, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

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Coming off a four-hit night against the Nationals on Monday, Giancarlo Stanton started Tuesday’s slugfest in the first inning. The slugger blasted the first pitch he saw from Marco Gonzales — a 79.3-mph curveball — 426 feet that had an exit velocity of 111.5 mph, according to Statcast™.

In just 72 at-bats against left-handed pitching, Stanton has hit .347 with nine home runs and 19 RBIs.

Video: SEA@NYY: Stanton mashes a solo big fly to center

“It’s a lot of fun,” Stanton said Ha Ha Clinton Dix Jersey For Sale  of the team’s power surge. “It’s fun to watch from the inside, and I’m sure it’s fun to watch being a fan. Yeah, we were clicking on all cylinders tonight.”

With the game tied at 1 in the fifth, Miguel Andujar launched a two-run homer to left-center field, snapping an 0-for-14 skid. According to Statcast™, it had a projected distance of 427 feet with an exit velocity of 110.3 mph. It was the fifth of the rookie’s nine long balls hit this season that have either tied the game or given the Yankees the lead.

Video: SEA@NYY: Andujar hammers a 2-run big fly to left

“I stayed positive,” Andujar said. “I know I can hit. I go to home plate with a plan and do my job, and try to hit the ball hard.”

Two batters later, Aaron Hicks followed suit by hitting a two-run shot of his own to left-center on a first-pitch, 83.4-mph changeup from Gonzales to give New York a 5-1 lead. Hicks has now hit a home run in a career-high three straight games and four of his last six.

Video: SEA@NYY: Hicks sticks 2-run homer into bullpen bench

“Especially from the right side most of the year, he’s been in a really good power position and impacting the ball, not so much hooking the ball, but straight out to left-center and center,” manager Aaron Boone said. “He’s playing well for us and playing a big rol HaHa Clinton Dix Jersey e for us in helping us win games.”

“Keep riding that streak as much as possible,” Hicks said. “Make sure I stay humble with it and just continue to try to help your team win.”

Gleyber Torres got in on the fun in the eighth, hitting a solo shot on an 0-1, 93.2-mph fastball off Seattle reliever Nick Rumbelow. Torres has hit 14 home runs, which ties Aaron Judge for third-most through a player’s first 50 career games in franchise history. Torres trails Gary Sanchez (19) and Kevin Maas (15).

Video: SEA@NYY: Torres crushes a solo homer to left field

“I think every day I take more experience to every at-bat and I take more maturity, for sure, and I feel better every day,” said Torres. “I just try to put the ball in play. I try to have good contact and look for my pitch and try to help my team.”

“I’ve just kind of been impressed with how well they’ve done,” Boone said of Torres and Andujar. “They’ve been huge for us. They’ve been impact players for us. Just really proud of the way they’ve handled themselves, the way they’ve shown the ability to make adjustments. And I think they’re just kind of showing the baseball world that they’re really good players.”

“We have good players here,” Andujar said. “Everyone here can hit.”

Mandy Bell is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York.


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NEW YORK — Gary Sanchez believes that he is in the process of turning around one of the longest slumps of his professional career. Currently involved in the closest race on the American League All-Star ballot, an offensive surge could boost Sanchez’s chances of becoming the first Yankees catcher since Jorge Posada to earn back-to-back fan selections to the All-Star Game.

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NEW YORK — Gary Sanchez believes that he is in the process of turning around one of the longest slumps of his professional career. Currently involved in the closest race on the American League All-Star ballot, an offensive surge could boost Sanchez’s chances of becoming the first Yankees catcher since Jorge Posada to earn back-to-back fan selections to the All-Star Game.

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While Aaron Judge remains in position to earn his second consecutive selection to start the Midsummer Classic, Sanchez was overtaken this week by Rays catcher Wilson Ramos, who has received 678,159 votes to Sanchez’s 618,899 — a difference of 59,260.

Sanchez and Ramos are each vying for their second career All-Star selections, with Sanchez having represented the Bombers in 2017, and Ramos earning a selection as a member of the Nationals the season prior. Posada was tabbed by fans to start back-to-back All-Star Games in ’02 and ’03.

“I’m definitely feeling better,” Sanchez said recently. “Now it’s just about keeping it going. Keep getting one hit, two hits and help the team.”

Standout rookies Gleyber Torres and Miguel Andujar also need a push to earn a starting nod. Torres’ 534,758 votes at second base significantly trail the AL’s reigning Most Valuable Player Award winner, Jose Altuve of the Astros (1,572,101).

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Andujar has a smaller, yet substantial, gap to close. His 509,188 votes rate second among AL third basemen, behind Jose Ramirez (893,530) of the Indians. Giancarlo Stanton is second among AL designated hitters with 478,872 votes, trailing J.D. Martinez (1,119,263) of the Red Sox.

Video: NYY@WSH: Stanton goes 4-for-5, picks up 2 RBIs

Judge’s 1,061,370 votes rate third among AL outfielders, behind Mookie Betts (1,568,417) of the Red Sox and Mike Tro Men’s Nike Green Bay Packers Ha Ha Clinton Dix Elite Team Color Jersey Cheap ut (1,323,292) of the Angels. Judge’s 4,488,702 votes led the AL last year, making him the first Yankee to lead the AL in votes since Derek Jeter in 2009.

At shortstop, Didi Gregorius (413,135) is fourth behind Manny Machado (671,133) of the Orioles, Carl Ha Ha Clinton Dix Jersey For Sale os Correa (458,367) of the Astros and Francisco Lindor (420,674) of the Indians. In the outfield, Brett Gardner rates seventh with 330,970 votes and Aaron Hicks is 13th with 239,594 votes.

Fans may cast votes for starters at MLB.com and all 30 club sites — on computers, tablets and smartphones — exclusively online using the 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot until Thursday, July 5, at 11:59 p.m. ET. On smartphones and tablets, fans can also access the ballot via the MLB At Bat and MLB Ballpark mobile apps. Each fan can vote up to five times in any 24-hour period, for a maximum of 35 ballots cast.

Following the announcement of this year’s All-Star starters, reserves and pitchers, fans should return to MLB.com and cast their 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Final Vote for the final player on each league’s roster. Then on Tuesday, July 17, while watching the 2018 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard live on FOX, fans may visit MLB.com to submit their choices for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet with the 2018 MLB All-Star Game MVP Vote.

The 89th Midsummer Classic, at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., will be televised nationally by FOX Sports; in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS; and worldwide by partners in more than 180 countries. FOX Deportes will provide Spanish-language coverage in the United States, while ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide exclusive national radio coverage of the All-Star Game. MLB Network, MLB.com and SiriusXM also will provide comprehensive All-Star Week coverage. For more information about MLB All-Star Week and to purchase tickets, please visit AllStarGame.com and follow @MLB and @AllStarGame on social media.

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


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NEW YORK — With more than half a million homeless people in the United States, it’s not uncommon to pass someone living on the streets, especially in big cities. Although some may choose to walk in the other direction, Mark Bustos does not.

Bustos is a successful hairdresser who typically charges hundreds of dollars per session to a list of clients that includes some celebrities. But despite his busy schedule, Bustos always finds time to take his clippers into the city to offer free haircuts to members of the homeless community.

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NEW YORK — With more than half a million homeless people in the United States, it’s not uncommon to pass someone living on the streets, especially in big cities. Although some may choose to walk in the other direction, Mark Bustos does not.

Bustos is a successful hairdresser who typically charges hundreds of dollars per session to a list of clients that includes some celebrities. But despite his busy schedule, Bustos always finds time to take his clippers into the city to offer free haircuts to members of the homeless community.

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Gi Green Bay Packers Jimmy Graham Jersey ving free haircuts to those in need was something that Bustos started in 2012, when he noticed children living in the streets while visiting his family in the Philippines. Bustos wanted to help by giving them all free haircuts, so he rented a chair and a local barbershop and he had kids line up. After the reaction, he decided to bring his idea back home to New York.

“I didn’t really realize how much of an impact I was going to make on them until I actually did it,” Bustos said. “I realized that I can take my passion and love for what I do with me around the world and help people. I haven’t looked back since.”

The barber began cutting hair at 14 years old after receiving haircuts from his grandfather in his kitchen growing up. One day, Bustos asked his mother for his own pair of clippers, and he started practicing on his friends. Since that day, he has never worked another job.

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Because of his impact on the community around him, the Yankees wanted to make sure that Bustos and his new foundation, Be Awesome To Somebody, was featured in the team’s HOPE Week celebrations. The barber knew that the Yankees’ organization was going to help set up an afternoon of haircuts on Friday at the Harlem YMCA, but he had no idea what was actually in store.

“In this city and in many cities, homelessness is a serious issue,” Yankees director of media relations Jason Zillo said. “Living in Manhattan, I see it e HaHa Clinton Dix Jersey very day. I think most people, when they see someone who is homeless, their first instinct is to look the other way or walk the other way. And what Mark does is the complete opposite. Not only does he see them, but he touches them and he walks towards them and he tries to improve their lives. He’s an inspiration, and that’s why we’re doing what we’re doing today.”

As Bustos was outside giving his first haircut of the day, Miguel Andujar, Gleyber Torres, Domingo German, Gary Sanchez, Ronald Torreyes and catching coach Jason Brown came down the street to surprise the barber.

“At first I was surprised. I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, they’re here.’ I had no idea they were going to come,” Bustos said. “But at the same time, I wasn’t surprised, because working with any awesome organization, it’s important to be inspiring not just on the field, but also off the field. And the Yankees are showing a really good example of how they can give back to the community and inspire people, especially the youth, who look up to them the most.”

Bustos and the Yankees then went inside, where four chairs were lined up for Bustos and three other barbers to give new hairdos to those at the YMCA. The players quickly hopped in to assist.

“It’s definitely very exciting to be able to just hang out with the people here and spend some time with them,” Sanchez said. “I grabbed some clippers, and I cut a little bit of hair. It’s exciting.”

Torres grabbed a brush to wipe away the hair, German worked the hair dry Jimmy Graham Jersey er, Aroldis Chapman and Andujar held mirrors and Sanchez took over the clippers. In between clients, German briefly sat down in the chair as Sanchez and Andujar had the clippers in hand, but he quickly jumped up when the blade got close to his head.

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“Yeah I was definitely nervous right there,” German said through a translator. “They are not barbers. It’s just trying to have a little bit of fun and enjoy the day.”

“Domingo is losing his hair, so I was going to help him out there with a zero,” Sanchez said. “But he wouldn’t let me.”

After the Yankees handed the tools back over to the professional barbers, Brooklyn native Marc Desir — who is extremely particular about his haircuts — sat down in Bustos’ chair to have his goatee groomed and his hairline touched up.

“I asked him how much would he have charged me for this in his store. He said $250,” Desir said. “This is a super blessing, dealing with a man like that, who’s coming out and giving out free haircuts. That’s a beautiful thing.”

Once all the hair had been cut, the afternoon wrapped up with a group lunch. Before the team left, Zillo asked Bustos to throw out the first pitch of the game against the Rays later that evening to continue to honor a man who is doing so much in his community.

Although he had a rare off-day to be able to enjoy his afternoon with the Yankees and the members of the YMCA, Bustos’ career is causing him to travel more than he once was, but that does not mean his charity work is coming to an end.

“Whatever city I’m in, I just try to hit the streets, because unfortunately, no matter where you are in the world, there are people who do need help,” Bustos said. “So just trying to inspire people to just do whatever they can in their own neighborhoods to be able to build the community up.”

Mandy Bell is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York.


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NEW YORK — The Yankees continue to gauge the market for available starting pitching, believing that they require additional help for a push toward the postseason. After an impressive look at Domingo German‘s electric arsenal, the Mariners may not agree with that assessment.

Supported by a quartet of homers, German struck out nine over seven dazzling innings to log the first back-to-back victories of his big league career, leading the Yankees to a 7-2 win over Seattle on Tuesday evening at Yankee Stadium.

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NEW YORK — The Yankees continue to gauge the market for available starting pitching, believing that they require additional help for a push toward the postseason. After an impressive look at Domingo German‘s electric arsenal, the Mariners may not agree with that assessment.

Supported by a quartet of homers, German struck out nine over seven dazzling innings to log the first back-to-back victories of his big league career, leading the Yankees to a 7-2 win over Seattle on Tuesday evening at Yankee Stadium.

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“It’s been a dream of mine to pitch in the big leagues, to open games and be a starter,” German said through an interpreter. “I’ve had a lot of experience in the Minor Leagues to show the kind of starter that I could be. I trust in myself and just want to keep pitching. Hopefully I’ll finish my career here with the Yankees.”

Video: SEA@NYY: Stanton mashes a solo big fly to center

New York (48-22) improved to a season-high 26 games over .500, as German did not permit a hit between Dee Gordon‘s double to open the first inning and Nelson Cruz‘s solo home run with one out in the seventh inning — a span of 20 batters. The 25-year-old right-hander was so efficient, manager Aaron Boone said that he toyed with sending German back out to start the eighth inning.

Video: SEA@NYY: Boone on German’s stellar outing, win

“He’s really talented,” Boone said. “He’s got three really good pitches. I think the question is, can he be a full-time starter? He continues, it seems like every outing, proving that he is capable of that. Whatever role he ends up in, I feel confident that he’s going to be a really good pitcher in this league.”

Video: SEA@NYY: Andujar hammers a 2-run big fly to left

Seattle’s other run off German in the brisk two-hour, 28-minute affair was of the unearned variety, coming on Mitch Haniger‘s first-inning fielder’s choice. German did not issue a walk in the 96-pitch effort, his third consecutive start striking out at least nine batters.

“His curveball is ridiculous, and the changeup is really nice,” Aaron Hicks said. “He was spotting it today. He was just attacking the zone and that’s what he needs to do.”

Video: SEA@NYY: Hicks sticks 2-run homer into bullpen bench

Seattle starter Marco Gonzales limited the Yankees to Giancarlo Stanton‘s first-inning homer, his 17th, through the first four innings. The Bombers broke through with a pair of two-run homers in the fifth, as Miguel Andujar hit his ninth and Hicks slugged his 10th.

Aaron Judge padded the Yanks’ lead with a run-scoring single in the seventh off Nick Rumbelow, as Gonzales was charged with six runs and eight hits over 6 1/3 innings, snapping his six-start unbeaten streak. He walked one and struck out five.

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Gleyber Torres capped the scoring with a solo shot in the eighth. A.J. Cole relieved German and fired scoreless, hitless ball over the final two innings, marking his first appearance since May 28 vs. Houston.

“Every time you go out there, you gain  Green Bay Packers Jimmy Graham Jersey more experience, especially in this league,” German said. “I think that gives you confidence.”

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Torres’ 14th homer came in his 50th career game, matching Judge for the third-most through a player’s first 50 career games in franchise history. Torres trails Gary Sanchez (19) and Kevin Maas (15). Since making his Major League debut on April 22, Torres leads all rookies in homers and RBIs (35).

Video: SEA@NYY: Torres crushes a solo homer to left field

“I think every day, I take more experience to every at-bat,” Torres said. “I feel better every day. I just try to put the ball in play. I try to have good contact and look for my pitch and try to help my team.”

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Sanchez’s fourth-inning lineout to left fielder Denard Span came off the Yankees catcher’s bat at 121.1 mph, making it the hardest-hit ball in the Majors this season, according to Statcast™. It tied a 2017 Judge homer as the hardest-hit non-grounder ever tracked.

Video: SEA@NYY: Sanchez crushes 121.1-mph line drive

UP NEXT
Rookie right-hander Jonathan Loaisiga (1-0, 0.00 ERA) will take the mound for his second big league start on Wednesday as the Yankees and Mariners continue their three-game series at 7:05 p.m. ET. The 23-year-old Loaisiga hurled five scoreless innings in his debut, limiting the Rays to three hits with four walks and six strikeouts. He’ll face former Cy Young Award winner Felix Hernandez (6-6, 5.44 ERA).

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


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NEW YORK — Brian Cashman has a reputation as a daredevil among baseball’s general managers, having spent some of his free time over the past few years dangling off the sides of high-rise office towers, jumping twice out of a military aircraft and walking the edge of Toronto’s CN Tower, 116 stories above street level.

And even he shudders to think of the public outcry if the Yankees considered trading Gleyber Torres.

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NEW YORK — Brian Cashman has a reputation as a daredevil among baseball’s general managers, having spent some of his free time over the past few years dangling off the sides of high-rise office towers, jumping twice out of a military aircraft and walking the edge of Toronto’s CN Tower, 116 stories above street level.

And even he shudders to think of the public outcry if the Yankees considered trading Gleyber Torres.

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“No! Come on now,” Cashman said on Friday, an eyebrow raised in incredulity. “I’ve got to walk around this city.”

Torres may have been declared off-limits, but with managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner stating this week that the Yankees should have payroll flexibility to add a starting pitcher and still remain under the luxury tax threshold, Cashman’s search for the right fit is underway.

Cashman estimated that he has touched base with 20 of the other 29 clubs since the conclusion of the MLB Draft, and is waiting to hear back from some counterparts so that they can exchange interest levels on certain players. Pitching is the priority, especially in the wake of injuries to Masahiro Tanaka and Jordan Montgomery.

“Hopefully we can get Tanaka back in a timely manner, and it would be nice to improve things at the same time,” Cashman said. “This team deserves the right to get reinforced here, if we can possibly find a way. But we really like the team we’ve got and we’d love to make it better if it’s possible.”

The Yankees have  Jimmy Graham Jersey been linked to various targets in recent weeks, including Michael Fulmer of the Tigers, Cole Hamels of the Rangers, J.A. Happ of the Blue Jays and Tyson Ross of the Padres, as well as some longer shots like Madison Bumgarner of the Giants and the Mets’ Jacob deGrom.

When swapping proposals with rival clubs, Cashman has the benefit of a strong farm system that has several players clawing to return to the big league level, including infielder Brandon Drury and outfielder Clint Frazier, who are currently stashed at Triple-A.

“We’ve got a few of them now,” Cashman said. “There’s no doubt, Clint Frazier down there would be crushing it up here, whether it be for us or somewhere else. Brandon Drury doesn’t belong there. We just sent a guy down yesterday that wasn’t easy after the game in Tyler Austin.

“You tell them to try not to let this affect how you go about your business because that will just make things worse while you go through it. See what happens. Force your way back up here, wait for the injury to hit. We tell people also at the same time, they’re playing for 29 other clubs. It works out one way or the other.”

Roster shuffle
To add right-hander Jonathan Loaisiga to the active roster, the Yankees optioned Austin to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Austin had been selected to stay on the roster under a similar roster crunch last month, with utility man Ronald Torreyes going to the Minors instead.

“I think with Toe, he just gives us more flexibility,” manager Aaron Boone said. “We were seeing Tyler’s playing time kind of diminish,  HaHa Clinton Dix Jersey and with [Neil Walker] we kind of have that protection; if we want to give [Greg] Bird a day off, we’ve got Walk there. So especially when we have 13 pitchers, to have three first basemen, it’s probably not the best perfect roster construction.

“We just felt like at that time, Tyler had really earned the right to be on this team with the production he had given us the first six, eight weeks. But we were finding the at-bats weren’t there. I think it’s best for us and for him to go down there and hopefully get back into regular playing time, regular at-bats to eventually become an option for us again.”

Minor move
The Yankees traded right-hander Chad Whitmer to the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday in exchange for international signing bonus pool money.

A 10th-round Draft pick in 2017 from Southern Illinois, the 23-year-old Whitmer was 3-0 with a 3.79 ERA in 14 Gulf Coast League appearances last season, striking out 22 against two walks in 19 innings.

This date in Yankees history
June 15, 1923: A 19-year-old Lou Gehrig made his Major League debut, entering a 10-0 victory over the Browns as a defensive replacement at first base.

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


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

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

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Zack Brown fell one out short of throwing a no-hitter, but still went the distance as he recorded the first complete ga Jimmy Graham Jersey me and shutout of his career in Double-A Biloxi’s 5-0 win over Mississippi.

The Brewers’ No. 23 prospect kept the M-Braves off the bas Men’s Nike Green Bay Packers Ha Ha Clinton Dix Elite Team Color Jersey Cheap epaths for the first seven innings before an error by Biloxi right fielder Trent Grisham to open the eighth inning ended Brown’s chance at a perfect game. He rebounded to set down the next three batters in order, and then retired the first two batters in the ninth before allowing a single on a soft fly ball to center field with two outs.

Brown would get the next and final Mississippi batter to ground out to shortstop to seal his one-hit shutout. He struck out eight and matched his season-high mark by throwing 109 pitches (71 strikes) in the outing.

Tabbed by Brewers club officials as a potential breakout candidate heading into 2018, Brown has done just that.

Assigned to Double-A to open the season, even though he made just four Class A Advanced Carolina starts in 2017, Brown — a 2016 fifth-round pick out of the University of Kentucky — has  Ha Ha Clinton Dix Jersey For Sale been anything but overmatched in the Southern League. In addition to his perfect 6-0 record in 14 starts, the 23-year-old right-hander leads the qualified hurlers in the circuit in both WH HaHa Clinton Dix Jersey IP (1.00) and innings pitched (85 1/3) and ranks third in ERA (tied, 2.53) and strikeouts (84). Opposing hitters, meanwhile, are batting just .204 against him.

Brown has been especially sharp over his last four starts, pitching to a 1.33 ERA with 32 strikeouts and just 13 hits allowed in 27 innings.

The rest of the best performances from top prospects Friday

No. 5 overall prospect Nick Senzel (Reds’ No. 1) has collected multiple hits in six straight games after finishing 2-for-5 with a double in Triple-A Louisville’s 5-2 win over Toledo. The 22-year-old infielder has 14 hits and a .500 average (14-for-28) in that span, during which he’s boosted his overall average from .256 to .302.

• No. 14 overall prospect Kyle Tucker (Astros’ No. 2) cleared the bases with a double as he recorded three hits for the third time in five games for Triple-A Fresno. The 21-year-old outfielder finished 3-for-5 at the plate, also stealing two bases in the contest. Tucker is quietly putting up big numbers in his first Triple-A campaign, as his latest performance gives him a .288/.359/.484 batting line with nine home runs, 20 doubles, 52 RBIs and 10 steals through 61 games.

Tucker doubles in three

• No. 18 overall prospect Royce Lewis (Twins’ No. 1) collected three run-scoring hits as he matched his season high with four RBIs in Class A Cedar Rapids’ 14-2 win over Peoria. The 2017 No. 1 overall pick connected on a first-inning solo homer and later added a pair of RBI singles to finish 3-for-5. It was the third multihit performance in four games for Lewis, who’s slashing .298/.342/.454 with six homers, 16 doubles and 16 steals through 54 games in his first full season.

Lewis hits a solo blast

• No. 42 overall prospect Adrian Morejon (Padres’ No. 6) was a bat-missing machine as he recorded 12 of his 18 outs via the strikeout in a strong outing for Class A Advanced Lake Elsinore. The dozen strikeouts marked a career high for the Morejon, who ultimately allowed two earned runs on three hits and a walk in the outing. The 19-year-old lefty owns a 3.59 ERA with 64 strikeouts in 57 2/3 innings this season and has now struck out at least seven batters while completing at least six frames in three straight starts.

A’s No. 7 prospect Austin Beck extended his hitting streak to eight games with his second four-hit game of the season for Class A Beloit. He finished 4-for-5 at the plate, tallying a double, three runs scored and two RBIs in Beloit’s 9-2 win over Clinton. With one home run in 57 games this season, Beck hasn’t yet tapped into the robust raw power that in part made him the No. 6 overall pick in last year’s Draft. The good news, however, is that the 19-year-old outfielder is hitting for average (.298/.339/.368), while keeping his strikeouts in check (56 K’s in 57 games).

• After being reinstated from the disabled list earlier in the day, Nationals No. 13 prospect Luis Reyes contributed on both sides of the ball to help Double-A Harrisburg blank Richmond, 3-0. The 23-year-old righty impressed on the mound by allowing four hits and four walks with three strikeouts in six scoreless innings, and he also helped his cause at the plate by delivering a solo home run in the fifth inning while also reaching once via a walk. The homer was Reyes’ first career hit and came in his eighth pro at-bat.

Orioles No. 29 prospect Ryan McKenna stayed red hot by tallying an extra-base hit in both ends of Class A Advanced Frederick’s doubleheader against Down East. He fared particularly well in the nightcap, going 2-for-4 with his eighth home run after hitting a double as part of a 1-for-3 showing in the opener. The 21-year-old’s .374 average through 66 games this season is tops in the Carolina League and ranks second in the Minors behind Vladimir Guerrero Jr. McKenna also leads the Carolina League in OBP (.466), slugging (.557), hits (95), total bases (141) and runs scored (59).

Yankees No. 9 prospect Dillon Tate scattered four hits and two walks and racked up a season-best 10 strikeouts over 6 1/3 scoreless innings in a no-decision for Double-A Trenton. The 24-year-old righty has permitted more than two earned runs once in his past seven starts, during which he’s lowered his season ERA from 5.24 to 3.11. He’s compiled 62 strikeouts and 16 walks and held hitters to a paltry .214 average in 66 2/3 innings (12 starts) this season.

Tate’s 10th strikeout

Yankees No. 10 prospect Matt Sauer was unhittable over six innings in his season debut for Class A Short Season Staten Island. The 2017 second-rounder faced the minimum in the performance, issuing one walk and striking out three while throwing 49 of his 75 pitches for strikes. It was the seventh career start for 19-year-old righty after he posted a 5.40 ERA over 11 2/3 innings (six starts) last year in his pro debut.

Mike Rosenbaum is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @GoldenSombrero.

Didi Gregorius homers for third Jimmy Graham Packers Jersey HR in 3 games

NEW YORK — Didi Gregorius‘ power stroke has returned, as the shortstop homered for the third time in his past three games on Friday, helping the Yankees to a 5-0 victory over the Rays at Yankee Stadium.

Gregorius connected for a solo home run off former teamma Ha Ha Clinton Dix Jersey For Sale te Nathan Eovaldi in the third inning, project HaHa Clinton Dix Jersey ed to travel 391 feet to the second deck in right field, according to Statcast™. It was Gregorius’ 14th long ball of the season, coming off a two-homer performance on Tuesday against the Nationals, and part of a three-hit night.

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NEW YORK — Didi Gregorius‘ power stroke has returned, as the shortstop homered for the third time in his past three games on Friday, helping the Yankees to a 5-0 victory over the Rays at Yankee Stadium.

Grego Men’s Nike Green Bay Packers Ha Ha Clinton Dix Elite Team Color Jersey Cheap rius connected for a solo home run off former teammate Nathan Eovaldi in the third inning, projected to travel 391 feet to the second deck in right field, according to Statcast™. It was Gregorius’ 14th long ball of the season, coming off a two-homer performance on Tuesday against the Nationals, and part of a three-hit night.

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“Nothing at all [is different]. Everything has been the same,” Gregorius said. “The thing is, they’re finally falling. That’s the only thing I can say.”

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The American League Player of the Month for April, Gregorius opened the year red-hot, batting .327/.421/.735 with eight doubles, a triple, 10 homers and 30 RBIs prior to May 1.

He slumped in May, batting .151/.186/.215 with a homer and five RBIs, but has looked more like himself of late, batting .333 (18-for-54) in his past 14 games.

“I just feel like he’s getting back into a strong position more consistently now,” manager Aaron Boone said. “He’s kind of rocking back with that little tap that he’s got. I feel like he’s in a really strong position to really impact the ball. I feel like he’s laying off some pitches more so than he was before.

“We’ve seen some walks here in the past week and I think he’s getting a little more comfortable. But I think it starts with he’s getting into a strong position to do some damage and impact that ball more consistently.”

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


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NEW YORK — On Father’s Day this Sunday, Yankees fans will be invited to enjoy a doublehead HaHa Clinton Dix Jersey er of favorites from the franchise’s past and present, as the 72nd annual Old-Timers’ Day will be played before the series finale against the Rays.

Many familiar faces will appear at Yankee Stadium, including Hall of Famers Reggie Jackson and Whitey Ford, plus YES Network broadcasters David Cone, Paul O’Neill and John Flaherty. This year’s game will also feature a handful of relative newcomers, as Andy Pettitte, Jason Giambi, Nick Swisher, Dion James and manager Aaron Boone are scheduled to make their Old-Timers’ Day debuts.

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NEW YORK — On Father’s Day this Sunday, Yankees fans will be invited to enjoy a doubleheader of favorites from the franchise’s past and present, as the 72nd annual Old-Timers’ Day will be played before the series finale against the Rays.

Many familiar faces will appear at Yankee Stadium, including Hall of Famers Reggie Jackson and Whitey Ford, plus YES Network broadcasters David Cone, Paul O’Neill and John Flaherty. This year’s game will also feature a handful of relative newcomers, as Andy Pettitte, Jas Green Bay Packers Jimmy Graham Jersey on Giambi, Nick Swisher, Dion James and manager Aaron Boone are scheduled to make their Old-Timers’ Day debuts.

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Pettitte, Giambi and Swisher will be the “young” old-timers playing on Sunday, as their Major League careers ended in 2013, ’14 and ’15, respectively. James last donned the pinstripes during the Yankees’ World Series Championship run in 1996, and Boone finished his playing career with Houston in ’09.

Joining the Hall of Famers and former Yankees on the field will be the widows of five legendary Yankees — Arlene Howard, widow of Elston Howard; Helen Hunter, widow of Jim “Catfish” Hunter; Jill Martin, widow of Billy Martin; Diana Munson, widow of Thurman Munson; and Kay Murcer, widow of Bobby Murcer.

Not only is this event memorable for those in attendance, who will watch their favorites take the field another time, but it’s also something that the former Bombers are looking forward to.

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“The best thing about it, I think, is when you’re able to come back to Yankee Stadium with the rest of the great Yankees and be a part of it,” Jackson said last year. “It’s a good feeling.”

Fans are asked to be in their seats by 11:30 a.m. ET for introductions, with the Old-Timers’ Game to follow. All pregame festivities will be aired exclusively on YES Network. All gates will open to ticket-holding fans at 10 a.m.

The Yankees will then host the Tampa Bay Rays at 2:05 p.m., wearing a blue ribbon on their uniforms along with blue wristbands as part of a league-wide effort to raise awareness about prostate cancer and raise funds for research to fight the disease.

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Fans can also root a little bit harder for home runs to be hit this weekend, as the annual Prostate Cancer Foundation “Home Run Challenge” gives spectators the chance to make a one-time monetary donation or pledge for every home run hit by their favorite MLB Clubs; the challenge began on June 1, and it runs through Father’s Day on Sunday. Every dollar donated through the Home Run Challenge goes to the Prostate Cancer Foundation to fund critical research to defeat prostate cancer.

Here is the full roster of former Yankees expected to attend Old-Timers’ Day:

Jesse Barfield
Ron Blomberg
Brian Boehringer
Aaron Boone
Jim Bouton
Scott Bradley
Dr. Bobby Brown
Homer Bush
David Cone
Johnny Damon
Ron Davis
Bucky Dent
Al Downing
Brian Doyle
Mariano Duncan
John Flaherty
Whitey Ford
Jason Giambi
Ron Guidry
Charlie Hayes
Reggie Jackson
Dion James
Jay Johnstone
Scott Kamieniecki
Don Larsen
Graeme Lloyd
Hector Lopez
Lee Mazzilli
Ramiro Mendoza
Gene Monahan (trainer)
Jeff Nelson
Paul O’Neill
Andy Pettitte
Lou Piniella
Willie Randolph
Bobby Richardson
Mickey Rivers
Nick Swisher
Frank Tepedino
Marcus Thames
Roy White

Mandy Bell is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York.


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