Yankees Minor League Report – August 31, 2012
Many of the New York Yankees minor league affiliates will reach the end of their regular seasons by Monday. At least two teams, Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and Double-A Trenton will be in their respective postseasons. Let’s check out how the teams have fared since the last report.
International League North (AAA) – Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (82-58, 1st place)
- Clinched International League North Division crown with 5-0 win last night.
- It is SWB’s fifth division championship in the last six seasons.
- The International League playoffs begin on Wednesday September 5.
- C Austin Romine will be participating in the Arizona Fall League.
Eastern League Eastern (AA) – Trenton Thunder, (77-61, 1st place)
- Clinched at least a spot in the playoffs after hitting four homers in Tuesday’s 7-4 victory.
- The magic number for the division title is at two with four games remaining at Binghamton, starting today.
- 2B/3B David Adams will be participating in the Arizona Fall League.
Florida State League (Advanced A) – Tampa Yankees (First Half: 30-36, 12 GB; Second Half: 35-30, T-2nd place)
- The team has three games against Lakeland beginning tonight in which to get themselves into first place in order to reach the playoffs.
- David Aardsma will make the start tonight as part of his rehab.
- Alex Rodriguez will be the DH in tonight’s contest in his first game action since fracturing his left hand.
- Slade Heathcott will be participating in the Arizona Fall League.
South Atlantic League Southern (A) – Charleston RiverDogs (First Half: 39-28, 3rd place 6.5 GB; Second Half: 30-35, 4th place 11.5 GB)
- The RiverDogs will miss the playoffs this season.
- They have three games left on the schedule.
- Casey McGehee has been with the RiverDogs since the acquisition of Steve Pearce and it is expected he will be called back up tomorrow when rosters expand.
New York/Penn League (Class A Short Season) – Staten Island Yankees (27-42, last place, 19.5 GB)
- The SI Yanks have won 11 of their last 14 since getting off to a horrific start.
- Lefty reliever Pedro Feliciano is scheduled to make an appearance with the team tonight.
Gulf Coast League (Rookie) – Gulf Coast Yankees (35-25, 3rd place, 1 GB)
- The GCL Yanks finished the season one game back of both the division winner and wild card team, missing the playoffs.
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