Each Wednesday, we’ll provide a predominately notebook style review of what’s happening in the Yankees minor league system.
International League North (AAA) – Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (37-29), T-3rd Place, 4 GB
- 5-2 since last week’s report.
- Russell Branyan in first 11 games; .361/.511/.889 with 5 HR and 16 RBI.
- Ramon Ortiz won twice during the seven day span and is now 5-2.
- Kevin Whelan leads the club with 12 saves.
- David Robertson pitched two scoreless innings while on a rehab assignment with the team.
Eastern League Eastern (AA) – Trenton Thunder, (35-26), 1st place
- 3-2 since last report and moved into sole possession of first-place.
- Center fielder Abraham Almonte leads the Thunder with 22 stolen bases.
- Brett Marshall is pacing the starters; 6-3, 2.64 ERA, 1.22 GO/AO.
Florida State League (Advanced A) – Tampa Yankees (28-34), 5th place, 12.5 GB
- 3-2 since last week’s report.
- Shane Greene was perfect in his six innings pitched in a 7-0 win against the Daytona Cubs. He struck out 8 batters.
- Greene was named the FSL Pitcher of the Week for his performance.
- Three games of their four-game series against Ft. Myers was washed out.
South Atlantic League Southern (A) – Charleston RiverDogs (38-23), 2nd place, 5 GB
- 3-1 since last week’s report.
- Mason Williams was added to SAL All-Star team as an injury replacement, making it six RiverDogs players named to the squad.
- Tyler Austin will participate in the SAL All-Star Home Run Derby.
- Yankees LF Brett Gardner went 1-for-3 in a rehab appearance with the RiverDogs, but suffered a setback in his recuperation.
Dominican Summer League BC South (Rookie) – DSL Yankees 1 (7-2), 1st place
- 5-1 since last week’s report.
- OF Jose Figueroa is on fire; 12-for-24, 2 doubles, 3 triples, 1 HR and 14 RBI in 8 games.
- Starting pitchers Luis Severino and Erick Canela have yet to allow an earned run in 10 innings pitched each.
Dominican Summer League BC North (Rookie) – DSL Yankees 2 (2-7), last place
- 0-6 since last week’s report.
- OF Barfil Munoz is 12-for-39 with 2 HR and 12 RBI.
- David Rodriguez has 9 Ks in 7 IP and a 0.49 WHIP.
- The Yankees were outbid in their pursuit of OF Jorge Soler by the Chicago Cubs, who reportedly signed the 20-year old Cuban to a 9-year/$30 million contract.
- The Staten Island Yankees (NY-Penn League, Class A Short-Season) open their season on June 18th at the Brooklyn Cyclones (NY Mets).
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