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NEW YORK — The final out was secured in foul territory down the left-field line, and that baseball was speedily ferried to Domingo German‘s locker in the home clubhouse at Yankee Stadium, where the rookie right-hander greeted the leather memento of his first Major League victory with an appreciative kiss.

The kids delivered once again for the Yankees on Thursday evening, as Gleyber Torres continued his sensational rookie campaign with a go-ahead homer that supported German’s career-high 10-strikeout effort in a 4-3 win over the Rays. New York has won 11 of 14 games.

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NEW YORK — The final out was secured in foul territory down the left-field line, and that baseball was speedily ferried to Domingo German‘s locker in the home clubhouse at Yankee Stadium, where the rookie right-hander greeted the leather memento of his first Major League victory with an appreciative kiss.

The kids delivered once again for the Yankees on Thursday evening, as Gleyber Torres continued his sensational rookie campaign with a go-ahead homer that supported German’s career-high 10-strikeout effort in a 4-3 win over the Rays. New York has won 11 of 14 games.

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“It feels great,” German said through an interpreter. “It has been a long battle for me to be able to win my first game in the big leagues. It means a lot. Hopefully I can relax a little more after getting the first one and keep battling.”

Video: TB@NYY: Torres drills a 3-run homer to left field

Aaron Hicks also cleared the fences, belting a solo shot four batters ahead of Torres, who was promoted to the No. 5 spot in the lineup against left-hander Blake Snell and mashed a three-run blast as part of a four-run fifth inning. Torres leads all Major Leaguers with five three-run homers.

The homers — Hicks’ seventh and Torres’ 13th — boosted German, who limited the Rays to three runs, five hits and two walks over six innings in his seventh big league start since taking the place of injured left-hander Jordan Montgomery in the Bombers’ rotation.

“These guys are very polished,” Dellin Betances said. “Their upside is tremendous, and they’re producing at a high level right away. You’re not used to seeing that as much. All the young guys we have, they’ve been excelling. It’s fun to watch. I think the fans are excited to see this wave of young guys helping this team out. They’re going to be seeing them for a lot of years.”

Video: TB@NYY: Hicks crushes a solo homer to right-center

It was an evening that started on an inauspicious note for the 25-year-old German, as Matt Duffy ambushed his first pitch for a leadoff homer, landing in the left-field seats before the Bleacher Creatures had a chance to fill the ballpark with their usual chants of the starting lineup.

“I thought he filled up the strike zone, especially after giving up a first-pitch home run,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. “He was unfazed and pounded the strike zone for the most part. He kind of cruised there a little bit. His fastball command was there. A really strong outing for us, especially after getting punched there right before the roll call even started.”

Video: TB@NYY: Duffy homers on the 1st pitch of the game

Wilson Ramos knocked a third-inning RBI single, though Giancarlo Stanton came up firing after a bobble in left field to throw out Duffy at home plate. Joey Wendle knocked a run-scoring single in the sixth off German, who induced 26 swings and misses, surpassing the  Jimmy Graham Jersey Yankees’ season high of 19 (done three times).

“German is pretty good,” Torres said. “Every day, he gets better and better. Today is his first win; I’m happy for that. Green Bay Packers Jimmy Graham Jersey  He did the job. I think he matures every start.”

Video: TB@NYY: Stanton recovers to throw out Duffy at home

Snell remained winless in seven career starts at Yankee Stadium, where he made his big league debut by taking a no Ha Ha Clinton Dix Jersey For Sale -decision on April 23, 2016. In this most recent turn, Snell struck out eight and walked four over five frames, allowing five hits.

Chad Green and Betances hurled scoreless frames in relief before Aroldis Chapman locked down the ninth inning for his 19th save. German said he watched the final three outs on television from the Yankees’ clubhouse, and that he was able to keep his nerves in check as he awaited the outcome.

Video: TB@NYY: Chapman retires Smith to earn his 19th save

“I am 100 percent confident in our bullpen,” German said. “In my opinion, we have one of the best bullpens. It’s about the guys that we have in the bullpen; they go out there and they battle. Anytime they go out there, I don’t feel nervous at all because I know they’re going to go out there and do their job.”

MOMENTS THAT MATTERED
Torres took mental notes in his first two at-bats against Snell, striking out in the second inning and flying out in the fourth, so he felt prepared for the showdown that came with two aboard in the fifth. Torres got ahead in the count, 3-1, then fouled off a 96.3-mph fastball and a 79.8-mph curveball. On the seventh pitch, Torres correctly guessed fastball, turning on a 96.2-mph heater that landed a projected 393 feet from home plate, according to Statcast™.

“The first two at-bats, he pitched me pretty well,” Torres said of Snell. “The third at-bat, I just felt relaxed. I focused in on just having a good at-bat. If not me, I’ve got guys behind me. I just tried to put the ball in play and tried to help.” More >

Video: TB@NYY: Boone talks German’s impressive outing in win

SOUND SMART
German is the sixth pitcher to record as many as 26 swinging strikes this season, joining James Paxton (31), Max Scherzer (29), Jacob deGrom (27), Chris Sale (26) and Aaron Nola (26). The mark is tied for the second most in a single game by any Yankee since the start of 2016 — Masahiro Tanaka had 27 on Sept. 14, 2017, vs. Baltimore and 26 on May HaHa Clinton Dix Jersey  26, 2017, vs. Oakland.

Video: TB@NYY: German strikes out Cron, side in the 1st

UP NEXT
Jonathan Loaisiga will make his Major League debut on Friday as the Yankees continue their four-game series with the Rays at 7:05 p.m. ET. The 23-year-old right-hander was promoted from Double-A Trenton for the start, slotting into the injured Masahiro Tanaka’s rotation spot. Loaisiga is the Yankees’ No. 12 prospect, according to MLB Pipeline, and was 6-1 with a 3.00 ERA in 10 Minor League starts this year. Nathan Eovaldi (1-1, 3.94 ERA), a former Yankee, draws the start for Tampa Bay.

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 — The Yankees have never boasted back-to-back Rookie of the Year Award winners, but with Gleyber Torres compiling an impressive follow-up to Aaron Judge‘s remarkable campaign, they may want to begin clearing some shelf space.

Torres crushed his 13th home run, a three-ru Jimmy Graham Jersey n shot off left-hander Blake Snell, in the Yankees’ 4-3 victory over the Rays on Thursday night. It was the second consecutive game with a homer and the third in five games for the 21-year-old, who Ha Ha Clinton Dix Jersey For Sale  leads all Major League rookies in homers and RBIs (33) since making his big league debut on April 22.

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NEW YORK — The Yankees have never boasted back-to-back Rookie of the Year Award winners, but with Gleyber Torres compiling an impressive follow-up to Aaron Judge‘s remarkable campaign, they may want to begin clearing some shelf space.

Torres crushed his 13th home run, a three-run shot off left-hander Blake Snell, in the Yankees’ 4-3 victory over the Rays on Thursday night. It was the second consecutive game with a homer and the third in five games for the 21-year-old, who leads all Major League rookies in homers and RBIs (33) since making his big league debut on April 22.

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“I’m working every day,” Torres said. “I don’t think about homers. I just try to put the ball into play and help, do my job every time. If I get a homer, I’m happy. If I get a base hit and help the team, I’m happy. I just try to take good at-bats, believe, focus and do my job.”

While the Yankees believed Torres would develop into a valuable piece of their lineup, he has ascended to an elite level more quickly than anticipated and is playing like an All-Star. No one has been more caught off guard by the surge than Torres, who slugged 24 home runs in 1,591 plate appearances over five seasons in the Minors, and called this recent stretch “weird.”

“I think when you mature every day, every at-bat, I believe in what I can do,” Torres said. “I try to put the ball in play, help my team. If I get something good, it’s good for me.”

Torres has belted 10 homers in his past 89 plate appearances, and he leads all Major Leaguers with five three-run homers. His 13 homers are the seventh-most in American League history through 45 games and the third-most by a Yankee, trailing Gary Sanchez (19) and Kevin Maas (15).

Since May 2, only J.D. Martinez of the Red Sox (17) has hit more balls out of ballparks than Torres; Mike Trout of the Angels has also hit 13 homers in that span. Yankees manager Aaron Boone points to Torres’ ability to adjust within at-bats, noting that Torres can look bad on an early pitch, then recover to work a deep count.

“He’s hit a lot of different pitches out for home runs, whether it’s offspeed pitches, fastballs, different quadrants of the strike zone,” Boone said. “He’s shown the ability to handle different pitches, the ability to go the other way into the big part of the field. His in-game adjustability is something I’ve been pleased with.”

Before Judge in 2017, the Yankees’ most recent AL Rookie of the Year winner was Derek Jeter (1996). Others have included Gil McDougald (1951), Bob Grim (1954), Tony Kubek (1957), Tom Tresh (1962), Stan Bahnsen (1968), Thurman Munson Men’s Nike Green Bay Packers Ha Ha Clinton Dix Elite Team Color Jersey Cheap  (1970) and Dave Righetti (1981).

“I think for me, the most important is to try to help my team any second, any opportunity I’ve got,” Torres said. “I’m just focused on the game, focused on the opportunity I’ve got to help my team and do my job. I think that’s most important.”

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 — What would it be like if you could show the world what a million acts of kindness looked like?

This question may seem impossible to answer to most, but it was the foundation of Brian Williams’ career.

NEW YORK — What would it be like if you could show the world what a million acts of kindness looked like?

This question may seem impossible to answer to most, but it was the foundation of Brian Williams’ career.

Williams was in between jobs when he was on the phone catching up with his former martial arts instructor who posed that very question. Although it was just a random thought, it sparked an idea with Williams that he wanted to test by speaking at local elementary schools to promote kindness.

Yanks spread HOPE, stand up to bullying

“We had school teachers in our family, so I asked my mom and she said, ‘Why don’t you come to my school?'” Williams said. “It started as, ‘Let’s try it.’ We had no idea it would turn into an organization or even a career. That wasn’t even in my thought process. And then pretty soon other schools wanted it and it started to blossom.”

Once Williams began to hear back from schools that bullying incidences were decreasing after he spoke to students, he realized he had created something special. This led to the creation of his Think Kindness organization in 2009.

“We never talk about the word ‘bully,'” Williams said. “I never talk about it at all. And so that’s been one of the main  Green Bay Packers Jimmy Graham Jersey parts of Think Kindness. We say we’re an anti-bullying organization that never mentions the word bully. We’re able to go into a school, decrease bullying incidences by up to 20 percent without ever mentioning the word.”

Video: WSH@NYY: Yankees visit Muddy Puddles Project

Since 2009, Williams has spoken to more than 650,000 elementary school students and on Wednesday afternoon, Public School 73 in the Bronx became one of the 173 schools that Think Kindness visited this school year. But this time, Williams brought along some local friends.

Aaron Hicks, David Robertson, CC Sabathia, Luis Severino, third-base coach Phil Nevin and general manager Brian Cashman attended Wednesday’s assembly as part of the Yankees’ HOPE Week, surprising the fourth- and fifth-graders in attendance.

“I mean I’ve given this presentation so many times. I’ve gotten to the point that I don’t really get nervous,” Williams said. “But when you have coaches and players there, I’m not going to lie I was nervous. But when you saw the reaction of the students and the reaction of the players all having fun and when we start seeing these written documents of random acts of kindness, it’s going to be pretty exciting.”

While waiting for the event to begin, one could hear the kids and teachers whispering, “I hope CC is here.” When the starter took the stage, he received a w Ha Ha Clinton Dix Jersey For Sale arm ovation.

“That was fun,” Sabathia said. “I did my backpack giveaway here, so I think a lot of kids know I’ve been here before. I remember being in fourth and fifth grade, sitting where these kids sat. So, it’s cool to be able to get out into the community for whatever reason.”

Williams then took the stage and shared how his martial arts instructor formed him into a “kindness ninja” — a person who does nice things for others without anyone knowing who they are — when he was growing up. To be a kindness ninja, one must follow three steps: start small, be brave and be kind.

“I like the message where he said you have to be brave to be kind sometimes,” Robertson said. “I thought that was a great message that I will try to take away and add into my life.”

Robertson shouted each of the steps along with Williams and the crowd before it was his turn to take the spo HaHa Clinton Dix Jersey tlight. The reliever challenged a student from the audience to come on stage and compete in a kindness rap battle, which required the two to take turns naming types of acts of kindness until someone could not think of anymore. Although he was on a roll to start, Robertson lost the battle.

“I was so nervous,” Robertson said. “I was just trying to keep my composure and come up with some great acts of kindness. I was warned, but I still wasn’t prepared. I didn’t have enough thoughts in the brain.”

Williams then challenged the P.S. 73 students to complete more acts of kindness than any other school he has visited. Each student received a journal to write down each act he or she completes, and it will be sent back to Williams for t Jimmy Graham Jersey he school to receive its final tally.

“Acts of kindness can be the most simple thing and can make a change,” Hicks said. “If everybody does their own thing, you can actually change the world. Doing just simple things can change people’s day.”

Williams’ goal was to make a glass case of one million documented acts of kindness. With the Think Kindness organization already having 2.4 million acts sent to them, the next step is just to create the case.

“I think it’s a great concept, and I think he’s the perfect person to be spreading the news the way he acted with the kids,” Cashman said. “It turned the clock back a little bit for me about watching ‘Blue’s Clues’ or something like that. He seems like he’s just made for this part to share that message, and it’s great that he’s doing it.”

To continue the celebration of HOPE Week, Williams threw out the first pitch of the Yankees game Wednesday night against the Nationals.

“HOPE Week is just a difference-maker to get our players outside of the ballpark and around the tri-state area shining a light on people that are really making a difference in the communities around them,” Cashman said. “It’s amazing to plug the Yankee brand into people that are really the heroes of society.”

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


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

Keston Hiura‘s first Double-A home run sent Biloxi home winners.

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

Keston Hiura‘s first Double-A home run sent Biloxi home winners.

Hiura, Milwaukee’s top-ranked prospect (No. 48 overall), blistered the fourth pitch he saw leading off the bottom of the ninth over the wall down the left-field line to lead the Shuckers past Mississippi, 6-5.

Hiura hits walk-off homer

The walk-off blast capped a 3-for-4, two-RBI showing at the plate that included a double, two runs scored and a walk. The three-hit performance, meanwhile, was Hiura’s second with the Shuckers and marked the 10th time this season he’s collected at least three hits.

Promoted to Biloxi from Class A Advanced Carolina on June 1, Hiura, 21, has made a smooth transition to the Southern League by hitting .378/.440/.578 with seven extra-base hits in his first 12 contents. Combined with his time in the Carolina League, the 2017 first-round pick out of UC Irvine has compiled a .331/.392/.538 batting line with eight homers, 22 doubles and 46 runs scored in 6 Green Bay Packers Jimmy Graham Jersey 2 games.

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The rest of the best performances from top prospects Wednesday

• No. 7 overall prospect Forrest Whitley (Astros’ No. 1) posted four scoreless innings in his second start of the season for Double-A Corpus Christi. The 20-year-old righty allowed two hits and two walks, while striking out six on 72 pitches (46 strikes). Whitley has been lights-out since returning from a 50-game suspension to open the season, throwing eight scoreless innings during which he’s fanned 11 batters and allowed just two hits.

• No. 25 overall prospect Kyle Wright‘s (Braves’ No. 2) trend of pitching well on the road continued as the 2017 first-rounder worked 6 2/3 strong innings for Double-A Mississippi in a no-decision versus Biloxi. He allowed two runs (one earned) on seven hits while walking three and striking out six. Wright, 22, owns a 1.91 ERA with a .195 BAA on the road this season compared to an 0-6 record, 8.23 ERA Men’s Nike Green Bay Packers Ha Ha Clinton Dix Elite Team Color Jersey Cheap  and .365 BAA in Mississippi. Alex Jackson (Braves’ No. 14) hit a two-run shot in the fifth inning, his second homer in as many games and fifth this season.

• No. 53 overall prospect Jo Adell (Angels’ No. 1) hit a home run and collected three hits for the third time in six games for Class A Advanced Inland Empire. The 19-year-old outfielder connected on a solo shot in his first at-bat and finished 3-for-4 with two RBIs and three runs scored. The homer was Adell’s sixth in 21 games with Inland Empire and 12th of the season in 46 games spanning two levels.

• No. 67 overall prospect Chance Adams (Yankees’ No. 4) completed seven innings for the second time this season in a no-decision for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Adams allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits and one walk in the outing, striking out five and inducing another 10 outs on the ground. The 23-year-old right-hander has pitched to a 4.96 ERA with 70 strikeouts and 27 walks in 61 2/3 innings (13 starts).

• No. 74 overall prospect Tyler O’Neill (Cardinals’ No. 2) went deep twice in his fourth two-homer game of the season for Triple-A Memphis. O’Neill bookended his performance by hitting solo shots in the first and ninth innings before finishing 2-for-5 with three RBIs and three runs scored. He’s up to 15 home runs in 38 games for Memphis, and 18 total including his time in the Majors. On the mound, Dakota Hudson (Cardinals’ No. 3) fired eight scoreless frames en route to his fifth win in six starts. The 23-year-old righty is 8-2 with a 2.18 ERA in 12 starts so far this season and a candidate to join the Cardinals’ rotation in the near future.

O’Neill hits second homer

• No. 76 overall prospect Max Fried (Braves’ No. 7) set a pair of season bests as he struck out 11 batters in seven innings in Triple-A Gwinnett’s 10-2 win over Norfolk. It arguably was the best performance of the year for Fried, as he allowed one earned run on three hits and two hit-by-pitches. Of his 99 pitches, 66 were strikes. Expect Fried to get another chance with the Braves soon, either as a starter or a reliever.

Fried’s 11th strikeout

Astros’ No. 18 prosp HaHa Clinton Dix Jersey ect Cristian Javier was untouchable in his Carolina League debut, tossing six hitless frames in Class A Advanced Buies Creek’s 2-1 over Carolina. The 21-year-old righty issued three walks, struck out five and found the strike zone with 54 of 90 pitches. Javier was promoted to Buies Creek after he posted a 1.82 ERA and a Midwest League-leading 80 strikeouts in 49 1/3 innings for Class A Quad Cities.

Braves’ No. 18 prospect Drew Waters hit a double in both ends of Class A Rome’s doubleheader against Greenville to extend his hitting streak to 17 games. He posted four hits on the day, going 1-for-5 with two runs scored in the opener and then adding a 3-for-4 performance that included a stolen base in the nightcap. In what has been an impressive first full season, the 19-year-old Waters, a second-round pick in 2017, is hitting .317/.366/.561 with six homers, 20 doubles and 11 steals.

D-backs’ No. 4 prospect Taylor Widener set a career high with 12 strikeouts as he pitched Double-A Jackson past Jacksonville, 11-3. The 23-year-old righty scattered three hits with two walks while throwing 90 pitches (57 strikes) over six scoreless innings. He’s been one of the top pitchers in the Southern League, where he ranks among the circuit leaders with a 2.53 ERA (third) and 89 strikeouts (first) in 67 2/3 innings.

Widener notches 12th strikeout

Pirates’ No. 5 prospect Cole Tucker and Bryan Reynolds (No. 6) both hit their first home run of the season to help power Double-A Altoona past Binghamton, 7-2. Reynolds connected on a first-inning grand slam to give the Curve an early lead; Tucker added a solo shot in the following frame. They both finished 2-for-5 at the plate while combining for six RBIs.

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

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NEW YORK — Over the last two-plus seasons, the Yankees have had the pleasure of watching several talented young players enjoy near-immediate success at the big league level. They witnessed another such performance on Wednesday, but this time, Juan Soto was in the opposing dugout.

The 19-year-old phenom homered twice, slugging a three-run shot off Sonny Gray and a deciding blast off Chasen Shreve, lifting the Nationals to a 5-4 victory over the Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Soto’s seventh-inning homer off Shreve marked the first run allowed by a Yankees reliever in 22 2/3 innings, dating to June 4 at Detroit.

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NEW YORK — Over the last two-plus seasons, the Yankees have had the pleasure of watching several talented young players enjoy near-immediate success at the big league level. They witnessed another such performance on Wednesday, but this time, Juan Soto was in the opposing dugout.

The 19-year-old phenom homered twice, slugging a three-run shot off Sonny Gray and a deciding blast off Chasen Shreve, lifting the Nationals to a 5-4 victory over the Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Soto’s seventh-inning homer off Shreve marked the first run allowed by a Yankees reliever in 22 2/3 innings, dating to June 4 at Detroit.

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“He has power; super young, a good hitter,” Shreve said. “I missed my spot. If you miss your spot to any big league hitter, they’re going to get you when you’re behind in the count. … I didn’t do my job. We lost the game because of it.”

Greg Bird hit his third homer to break a 2-for-23 stretch, and rookie Gleyber Torres belted his 12th for the Yankees, who touched touted prospect Erick Fedde for four runs and six hits over five innings.

Video: WSH@NYY: Bird hammers a solo homer to right field

Despite throwing 34 pitches in the first inning, Gray held the Nats to an Anthony Rendon sacrifice fly, then settled down with the help of two pickoffs. Gray had two outs and the bases empty in the fourth, but permitted a walk and a hit before Soto lifted a fly ball that barely cleared the left-field fence as Brett Gardner ran out of room.

“I thought it was a foul ball,” Gray said. “I was watching the hitter’s reaction. I thought it was a foul ball and I thought that if it was fair, Gardy was going to be able to make a play. It kept carrying and carrying. That’s kind of how it goes.”

Torres, Soto combine for feat not seen since 1887

Soto’s homer off Shreve, a 436-foot drive to a porch area that overlooks the Yankees’ bullpen, was decidedly more well-struck. At 19 years and 231 days, Soto is the youngest player to hit a regular-season homer in the Bronx since Ken Griffey Jr. enjoyed a two-homer game on May 30, 1989, at the original Yankee Stadium.

“He’s been really good since he came up,” manager Aaron Boone said of Soto, who began his season in Class A ball. “From where he started this year to be here, there’s good reason. We got a peek at it tonight. A couple big swings that beat us ultimately, but obviously a good-looking young player.”

Video: WSH@NYY: Gray catches Harper looking in the 1st

Seven of the eight homers that Gray has surrendered this season have come at home. He worked five innings in a no-decision Men’s Nike Green Bay Packers Ha Ha Clinton Dix Elite Team Color Jersey Cheap , permitting four runs and seven hits.

MOMENTS THAT MATTERED
After Soto’s second homer gave Washington back the lead, the Yankees had a scoring opportunity in the eighth, as Didi Gregorius worked a one-out walk and Giancarlo Stanton raked his third hit of the game, a single to left field. Ryan Madson recovered to strike out Aaron Hicks and got Miguel Andujar to fly out to left field. The Yankees were 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position, leaving five men on.

“That’s going to happen from time to time,” Boone said. “The thing we want to do is create traffic. The more consistently we do that, that’s when, over time, the results will be there. And for the most part, they have been. That’s baseball. That’s going to happen. You’re not always going to get the hits.”

Video: Must C Combo: Soto clobbers a pair of HRs vs. Yanks

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Gregorius made a sparkling play to rob Rendon of a hit in the top of the ninth inning, diving to his right to field a sharp grounder and then firing across his body while falling to the turf.

Video: WSH@NYY: Gregorius makes fantastic play to rob Rendon

UP NEXT
Right-hander Domingo German (0-4, 5.32 ERA) will take the ball for his seventh Major League start whe Green Bay Packers Jimmy Graham Jersey n the Yankees open a four-game series with the Rays on Thursday at 7:05 p.m. ET. German struck out nine Mets over six innings of three-run ball in his last start, taking a no-decision in the Yanks’ 4-3 win at Citi Field. Left-hander Blake Snell (8-3, 2.30 ERA) will start for Tampa Bay.

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 — It is no secret that Hal Steinbrenner’s club is searching for starting pitching, and the Yankees’ managing general partner said he specifically outlined part of the preseason budget for this purpose, allowing general manager Brian Cashman to shop freely in advance of the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline.

“I think there’s definitely a need. It’s definitely one of the areas we’re going to be looking at,” Steinbrenner told reporters on Wednesday at Major League Baseball headquarters in Manhattan. “We’ve got some flexibility payroll-wise, as you know. The question is, what’s going to be available and what are the asks?”

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NEW YORK — It is no secret that Hal Steinbrenner’s club is searching for starting pitching, and the Yankees’ managing general partner said he specifically outlined part of the preseason budget for this purpose, allowing general manager Brian Cashman to shop freely in advance of the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline.

“I think there’s definitely a need. It’s definitely one of the areas we’re going to be looking at,” Steinbrenner told reporters on Wednesday at Major League Baseball headquarters in Manhattan. “We’ve got some flexibility payroll-wise, as you know. The question is, what’s going to be available and what are the asks?”

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Steinbrenner believes the Yankees can add payroll while remaining under the $197 million luxury-tax threshold. By one estimate, the Yankees should have approximately $16.4 million of room without exceeding that figure.

The Yankees have 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.

Some longer shots have been mentioned in reports — among them are Chris Archer of the Rays, Madison Bumgarner of the Giants and Patrick Corbin of the D-backs — but ongoing pennant races and the cost in terms of outgoing prospects could prove prohibitive.

“That’s why I say it depends what the asks are,” Steinbrenner said. “I love the young guys, our fans love the young guys, and I think it’s obvious that they’ve made a heck of an impact. And to see Gleyber [Torres] and [Miguel] Andujar and others right off the heels of [Aaron] Judge and [Gary] Sanchez and [Luis] Severino, it’s pretty amazing. Our fans are really enjoying watching them play and so am I.”

Steinbrenner said he is pleased with how Domingo German has stepped up in the wake of Jordan Montgomery‘s season-ending left elbow injury, and that he is looking forward to seeing Jonathan Loaisiga, who will join the rotation to make his Major League debut on Friday against the Rays.

“You know as well as I do that the asks would be pretty high; they’re probably going to be high anyway, if anyone’s even available that we would be interested in,” Steinbrenner said. “So let’s see about Loaisiga. I think German has fit in nicely.

“We’ve got [No. 2 prospect Justus] Sheffield, [No. 4 prospect] Chance Adams, the kid [Erik] Swanson that we got in the Texas trade that we just brought up to Triple-A. He was unbelievable at [Double-A] Trenton, so we’ve got some options for August and September. But again, we’re going to look at anything that comes across our desk.”

Keeping the faith
Steinbrenner said his confidence in Giancarlo Stanton has not been shaken, despite an opening act to the slugger’s pinstriped career that has fallen short of some expectations. Stanton entered play on Wednesday hitting .240/.318/.479 with 15 homers and 34 RBIs in 62 games.

“I’m just not worried about Stanton,” Steinbrenner said. “I mean, he’s had his ups and downs, but when he gets hot he’ll carry a team. We’ve all seen that, and it will happen. The work ethic is great, he worked his way right into the clubhouse in a great way. Teammates like him. He’s going to be great and obviously he’s one of those veterans that I always say we need to have, along with the young kids, a mentor type.”

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Steinbrenner said he has been happy with Aaron Boone’s performance so far at the helm, adjusting quickly after entering the position with no prior managing or coaching experience at any level.

“Everything we could have asked for,” Steinb HaHa Clinton Dix Jersey renner said. “Calm, cool, collected. Making good decisions and when he doesn’t, he’s the first one to admit it. The players have a lot of respect for him, he’s been great in the clubhouse and been great with his coaching staff. The coaches he’s brought in have been good, so it’s as advertised. I’m pleased.”

Comeback trail
Tommy Kahnle made his fifth appearance for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on M Jimmy Graham Jersey onday, and it was his sharpest yet, striking out the side while throwing 12 of 15 pitches for strikes. Boone said reports indicate that Kahnle is regaining the form he showed in the Majors last season.

“We just want him to continue to build up that arm strength,” Boone said. “Hopefully we see him tick up in the stuff. Not so much to see the radar gun light up, but just the stuff. The ability to pitch at the top of the zone, the ability to mix in that slider and the changeup, a very important pitch.

“We feel like if we can get him going down there where he’s getting regular work, every other [game], hopefully that’ll be the ticket for him as far as just getting him into a good rhythm and a good groove and hopefully at some point get him back here.”

This date in Yankees history
June 13, 2003: Roger Clemens recorded his 300th win and his 4,000th strikeout (Edgar Renteria) in the Yankees’ 5-2 victory over the Cardinals at Yankee Stadium.

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 — It is shaping up as a Yankees-Red Sox fight to the finish as far as the American League East standings are concerned, so it only seems appropriate tha Women’s Houston Astros Majestic Home White Custom Baseball Jersey t the rivals are battling for spots to represent their respective clubs at this summer’s All-Star Game.

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NEW YORK — It is shaping up as a Yankees-Red Sox fight to the finish as far as the American League East standi Custom Mariners Jersey ngs are concerned, so it only seems appropriate that the rivals are battling for spots to represent their respective clubs at this summer’s All-Star Game.

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After Tuesday’s first checkpoint of AL balloting, Gary Sanchez and Aaron Judge are in position to earn starting honors in the Midsummer Classic, with Sanchez’s 336,280 votes pacing all AL catchers.

Judge’s 541,983 votes rate third among AL outfielders, behind Mookie Betts (748,872) of the Red Sox and Mike Trout (639,822) of the Angels. Judge’s 4,488,702 votes led the AL last year, making him the first Yankee to do so since Derek Jeter in 2009.

Other Bombers are within striking distance of a trip to the Midsummer Classic, to be held on July 17 in Washington, D.C.

Despite not making his Major League debut until April 22, rookie Gleyber Torres has made a quality impression with fans. The 21-year-old Torres ranks second among AL second basemen with 279,810 votes, though he trails reigning AL MVP Jose Altuve (701,236) of the Astros by a healthy margin.

The same is true for rookie Miguel Andujar, whose 219,691 votes come in second among AL third basemen, behind Jose Ramirez (443,234) of the Indians. At shortstop, Didi Gregorius (208,583) is third behind Manny Machado (321,887) of the Orioles and Francisco Lindor (211,756) of the Indians.

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Giancarlo Stanton placed second among AL designated hitters with 231,885 votes, trailing J.D. Martinez (513,415) of the Red Sox. In the outfield, Brett Gardner rated seventh with 160,123 votes and Aaron Hicks placed 11th with 119,660 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, J Custom Astros Jersey uly 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 — Dealing with a bully is never easy, especially for a child. When school is supposed to be a fun, safe place to learn, how is one supposed to handle experiencing fear and dread because of the way he or she is treated by peers?

Cassidy Warner’s answer is simple: “Speak up.”

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NEW YORK — Dealing with a bully is never easy, especially for a child. When school is supposed to be a fun, safe place to learn, how is one supposed to handle experiencing fear and dread because of the way he or she is treated by peers?

Cassidy Warner’s answer is simple: “Speak up.”

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In March, 10-year-old Warner posted a silent video on Facebook holding pieces of paper that described the forms of bullying she has endured. This included her classmates spitting on her, pulling her hair and spilling milk on her jacket. Warner also wrote that she’s been pushed, kicked and had her life threatened, and when she sits at a lunch table, other kids leave.

The video ended with her message, “This is my story. Stop bullying! Not just for me, for other kids, too. Please share my story! Thank you for watching!” The post exploded on the Internet and was being shared around the world.

“[I started to realize I could make a difference] after all these people started reaching out to me,” Warner said. “It makes me feel great.”

When the Yankees saw it, the team decided to respond with its own silent video having players hold papers that told her that they were inspired by her bravery and that she had friends on the New York Yankees.

On Tuesday afternoon, Warner spent time with her new friends playing kickball at Heritage Field as part of the Yankees’ 10th annual celebration of HOPE (Helping Others Persevere & Excel) Week. Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, Dellin Betances, Austin Romine, A.J. Cole, Neil Walker and some of the coaches teamed up with a group of sixth-graders from the anti-bullying organization “No Bully” to assure Warner that she is not alone.

Video: Yankees host Warner, No Bully organization

“Everybody, at some point in their life, go through bullying,” Judge said. “Especially now with social media. People can get bullied online. It’s tough now in elementary school and middle school and stuff like that. So the biggest thing is trying to be a positive role model and be nice and respect people.”

The kids and players split into two teams and took the field. Warner was not used to having so much attention, which caused her to be a little shy while playing. The 10-year-old spent most of her time with her family on the sideline and at shortstop when her team was on the field. She took the mound with Betances for an inning and seemed to warm up to both the reliever and Romine.

“People get into that comfort zone of being shy,” Romine said. “You could see she was hanging out with her mom and stuff like that. It just br Custom Mariners Jersey eaks my heart because I want her to join the fun. I wanted her to be involved and get involved and sometimes it’s a hard nut to crack. But you saw her get into it. You saw her kick a couple times. Dellin Betances had her pitching. It’s hard to break in there, but once Custom Astros Jersey  you get in there you can really see the joy in their faces.”

Although her message has impacted the entire team, the cause hit home a little bit more for Romine. The catcher said he was bullied for being overweight throughout early grade school. Because of the way bullying made him feel as a child, he wants to do whatever he can to make sure that it doesn’t happen to others.

“It was rough for me, but it is for everybody,” Romine said. “That’s why I wanted to be here today. I’m not about bullying. I stress to my two children that we stand up to people who can’t stand up for themselves or choose not to. Bullying really hits a core to me. It made me feel bad when I was a kid and I don’t like that. I’m out here trying to preach positivity and trying to make sure we focus on the positive things about people rather than the negative things that put them down.”

The game ended with a gathering in center field as the vice president of strategy and development of the No Bully organization, Erik Stangvik, spoke to the group to make sure Warner knew how courageous she has been.

“We have a saying about rather being a bystander, being an ‘upstander’ and really standing up and challenging the situation and standing up for your friends,” Stangvik said. “Ultimately, it’s just being kind. It’s a pretty simple way to walk through the world. To Cassidy, I just want to say thank you for sharing your story and your real courage and bravery in talking to the Yankees and telling the world about what you think is important.”

Warner left the field to go have lunch with her new friends at Yankee Stadium before watching them take the field against the Nationals later that evening. Warner was asked to throw out the first pitch for Tuesday night’s game in honor of all she has accomplished.

As Warner left the field, she was asked if she realized that she is changing the world. Warner just nodded with a smile.

“She’s trying to give hope and for her to be that brave to come out with a video like that and us just trying to parlay that message, I think that’s the biggest thing,” Betances said. “We are just trying to deliver a powerful message to stop the bullying. That’s something you don’t want to experience, obviously. She’s a very brave child to do what she did, and I think her message is being heard across the world. She did a tremendous job.”

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


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NEW YORK — As the classic Frank Sinatra lyrics go, Didi Gregorius‘ power numbers were riding high in April, then shot down in May. That’s life, but here’s some good news for the Yankees: their shortstop believes that he is about to be back on top in June. Seattle Mariners Custom Jersey 

Gregorius had not homered since May 23 and had gone deep just once since receiving an April 27 curtain  Houston Astros Custom Jersey call on the road. The 28-year-old gave his home crowd something to cheer about, taking Tanner Roark deep twice and helping the Yankees to a 3-0 victory over the Nationals on Tuesday at Yankee Stadium.

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NEW YORK — As the classic Frank Sinatra lyrics go, Didi Gregorius‘ power numbers were riding high in April, then shot down in May. That’s life, but here’s some good news for the Yankees: their shortstop believes that he is about to be back on top in June.

Gregorius had not homered since May 23 and had gone deep just once since receiving an April 27 curtain call on the road. The 28-year-old gave his home crowd something to cheer about, taking Tanner Roark deep twice and helping the Yankees to a 3-0 victory over the Nationals on Tuesday at Yankee Stadium.

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“I was just getting to know myself through that slump,” Gregorius said. “I always battle. The hits weren’t coming, but I hit the ball hard. I wanted success and to get on base for the team, but it’s a process. All the guys in here trust you and help you and try to keep you relaxed and play the game right.”

Video: WSH@NYY: Gregorius leaves the park twice vs. Nats

New York won for the 10th time in 12 games behind Gregorius’ fourth career multihomer game and his third of the season, the last of which came on April 16 vs. Miami. With homers in the second and sixth innings, he became the first shortstop in franchise history to tally three multihomer games in a single season.

“I thought he had a really good batting practice,” manager Aaron Boone said. “The ball was really jumping off his bat. I think when Didi’s at his best, he really is into the ground. His feet really drive into the ground, e Women’s Houston Astros Majestic Home White Custom Baseball Jersey specially on that second one. You see his back leg just kind of rotate, but he’s strong into the ground in a real powerful position and hit a no-doubter. It’s good to see him really impact it.”

Catcher Austin Romine also lifted a sacrifice fly to account for the Yankees’ offense in Roark’s six-inning, six-hit effort, supporting CC Sabathia, who hurled 5 2/3 innings of scoreless, four-hit ball to pick up his fourth win. Sabathia reached a milestone of his own, recording his 1,500th strikeout as a Yankee with a swinging whiff of Michael A. Taylor in the fourth.

“You’ve just got to pitch all around,” Sabathia said. “They have a great lineup, top to bottom, and a lot of power. You’ve just got to move the ball around, in and out, and try to be aggressive in the zone. It’s something I’m always trying to do to get swings early in the count.”

Video: WSH@NYY: Sabathia tosses 5 2/3 scoreless innings

Behind Sabathia, New York’s bullpen continued to excel, extending its scoreless streak to 21 2/3 innings with Chad Green, Dellin Betances and Aroldis Chapman all turning in quality work. The Yankees improved to 23-9 at Yankee Stadium this season, owning a .719 winning percentage that ranks as the best home mark in the Majors.

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Gregorius was named the American League’s Player of the Month for April after hitting 10 homers with 30 RBIs, both single-month career highs, but his statistics dipped precipitously by enduring an 0-for-30 stretch in early May.

“I think there was a level of [being] a little unlucky,” Boone said. “I thought he was still barreling up some balls, but not quite impacting them certainly like he was in April. I don’t know if he’ll ever have a month like April, where he was just homer after homer. That was a special month that he put together.”

Video: WSH@NYY: Boone, Sabathia on strong night, milestone

Gregorius has been swinging the bat better of late, hitting .313 (15-for-48) over his last dozen games to slug out of a 4-for-67 (.060) slide.

“If it was just about one person, then the team will not be doing good,” Gregorius said. “But everybody picks each other up. That’s one thing that we always have here. One guy is struggling today, but somebody is going to pick him up anyway. That’s the thing about a team. It goes around. Everybody is helping each other out to get a ‘W.'”

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Sabathia was confused by the ovation that followed his fourth-inning strikeout of Taylor. Romine pointed to the large video screen in center field, which announced that Sabathia had collected his 1,500th strikeout as a Yankee. By doing so in his 267th game, Sabathia became the fastest to join a group that also includes Red Ruffing, Whitey Ford, Ron Guidry and Andy Pettitte.

“Everybody kept telling me I’m close to 3,000,” Sabathia said. “I don’t know how close [2,893 through Tuesday], but I didn’t know how close I was to 1,500 as a Yankee. That’s a cool stat. It was fun to have that happen during the game.”

Video: WSH@NYY: Sabathia records his 1,500th K with Yankees

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Second baseman Gleyber Torres made a dazzling play in the top of the third inning, ranging into shallow right field to snare an Anthony Rendon popup over his left shoulder. The play was made more difficult as Torres had to avoid contact with right fielder Aaron Judge, who was coming in on the play but never called for the ball, according to Torres.

“I just tried to catch the ball,” Torres said. “Judge is big. I don’t want to collide with him. I’m happy that I helped CC and made a great catch.”

Video: WSH@NYY: Torres hauls in tough over-the-shoulder grab

UP NEXT
The Yankees will conclude their two-game Interleague series with the Nationals on Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. ET, handing the ball to resurgent right-hander Sonny Gray. Gray is coming off eight frames of scoreless, two-hit ball at Toronto, striking out eight in the Yankees’ 3-0, 13-inning win. Gray is 2-1 with a 2.45 ERA in his last four starts, holding opponents to a .193 batting average. The Nationals are promoting top pitching prospect Erick Fedde to make the start.

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 — On occasions when their name will not appear in that evening’s lineup, the Yankees’ stars usually are alerted by a text message or some other communique from the manager’s office. Gary Sanchez received no such notice on Tuesday, so he was caught off guard by an unwanted spot on the bench to open the Bombers’ homestand.

Having delayed their conversation so it could be had in person, manager Aaron Boone told the slumping Sanchez that he also was unlikely to play in Wednesday’s contest, with Austin Romine set to catch right-hander Sonny Gray in the finale of the two-game series vs. the Nationals. Boone added that he was not planning on using Sanchez as a DH for that game.

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NEW YORK — On occasions when their name will not appear in that evening’s lineup, the Yankees’ stars usually are alerted by a text message or some other communique from the manager’s office. Gary Sanchez received no such notice on Tuesday, so he was caught off guard by an unwanted spot on the bench to open the Bombers’ homestand.

Having delayed their conversation so it could be had in person, manager Aaron Boone told the slumping Sanchez that he also was unlikely to play in Wednesday’s contest, with Austin Romine set to catch right-hander Sonny Gray in the finale of the two-game series vs. the Nationals. Boone added that he was not planning on using Sanchez as a DH for that game.

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“I did not expect it,” Sanchez said through an interpreter. “When I got here, I spoke to Boone and he told me that was the plan, to have a couple of days off. I respect his decision.”

Over his last 15 games, Sanchez is hitting .075 (4-for-53) with just one extra-base hit and 18 strikeouts. Sanchez battled the benching, telling Boone that he wanted to play, but Boone said that he believes Sanchez is “a little banged up.” He pointed to various ailments that the 25-year-old catcher has endured, including a sore right calf that continues to receive treatment.

“With the off-day yesterday and Sonny pitching tomorrow, I just felt like it’s a chance to give him essentially three days to freshen him up a little bit, get some good days of recovery and work and then have back at it,” Boone said. “More just the wear and tear he’s taken over the course of the season.”

Sanchez refused to use injuries as an excuse for his woes. Sanchez’s slash line has fallen to .190/.291/.430 with 12 homers and 35 RBIs in 55 games; last year, he hit .283/.369/.507 with 13 homers and 40 RBIs through his first 55 games.

“The reason why I’m not hitting is because I’m missing pitches that I usually hit,” Sanchez said. “That’s the main reason. They’re pitches that I don’t miss, and unfortunately I’ve been missing those.”

Boone said that hitting coach Marcus Thames has identified some mechanical tweaks for Sanchez to try, and that the break is more physical than mental, though Sanchez suggested that he may be pressing as a result of the slide.

“Maybe I’m overthinking a little bit too much,” Sanchez said. “Maybe that’s why I’m missing those pitches I usually don’t miss. I’m sure that I’m going to get through this.”

Call to The Show
Right-hander Jonathan Loaisiga will be recalled from Double-A Trenton to make his Major League debut against the Rays on Friday, Boone announced. Loaisiga will be making the spot start in place of injured right-hander Masahiro Tanaka, who could miss a month with strains in both hamstrings.

“He’s really talented,” Boone said of Loaisiga. “We think he has a very bright future. The stuff is really good. He’s a guy that pounds the strike zone. For being a young guy that’s still only at Double-A, we … don’t feel like he’ll be overwhelmed by pitching here at Yankee Stadium in the big leagues. We feel like his repertoire and stuff will allow him to have a chance to be successful for us.”

Originally property o Custom Astros Jersey f the Giants, Loaisiga (pronounced ‘low-EYE-see-gah’) has dominated this year in the Yanks’ chain, making four starts at Class A Advanced Tampa and six at Double-A Trenton. In the 10 combined outings, the 23-year-old is 6-1 with a 3.00 ERA, permitting 47 hits in 45 innings while striking out 58 and walking just four. The product of Managua, Nicaragua, was added to the Yankees’ 40-man roster over the winter.

“We feel like Loaisiga coming up in a spot situation where we may only need him for a start — two or three depending on Tanaka — I certainly feel good about the decision to bring Jonathan up,” Boone said. “I think he has a chance to come in, because of his stuff and the way he pounds the strike zone,  Seattle Mariners Custom Jersey I don’t think he’ll be overwhelmed by all of it. I think it’s a sound decision.”

On the dotted line
The Yankees have agreed to terms with more of their top selections in this year’s MLB Draft, including catcher Josh Breaux, who was selected in the second round (61st overall) from McLennan Community College in Waco, Texas. Breaux signed for $1.5 million, according to MLB Pipeline’s Jim Callis, above the pick value of $1,086,900.

Outfielder Ryder Green, the Yankees’ third-round pick from Karns (Tenn.) High School, signed for $1 million (pick value: $576,400). Right-hander Frank German, a fourth-round pick from the University of North Florida, signed for $350,000 (pick value: $430,400). Right-hander Daniel Bies, a seventh-round pick from Gonzaga University, agreed to a $150,000 pact, below the pick value of $194,000.

Video: Draft 2018: Yankees draft C Josh Breaux No. 61

Comeback trail
Luis Cessa made his first Minor League rehab start on Monday for Class A Advanced Tampa at Clearwater, allowing two runs and three hits in 1 2/3 innings. Cessa walked  Women’s Houston Astros Majestic Home White Custom Baseball Jersey four and struck out one, throwing 19 of 46 pitches for strikes. Boone said that Cessa was “healthy, but a little wild,” and will be making a few more starts to build his stamina. Ultimately, the goal is to have Cessa starting at Triple-A or in the Majors.

This date in Yankees history
June 12, 2009: With two outs in the ninth inning and the Yankees trailing the Mets, 8-7, Alex Rodriguez lifted a popup to second baseman Luis Castillo. The ball popped out of Castillo’s glove, allowing two runs to score as the Yankees celebrated a 9-8 victory at Yankee Stadium.

Bryan Hoch has covered the Yankees for MLB.com since 2 Houston Astros Custom Jersey 007. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and on Facebook.


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