New York Yankees News: Taylor Dugas Promoted To Major League With Beltran Uncertainty


Following their game against the Los Angeles Angels, the New York Yankees will be promoting outfielder Taylor Dugas to the major leagues. The move comes as Carlos Beltran exited Tuesday’s game after appearing to hurt himself during his at-bat. The transaction that would bring Dugas up, would make it presumed that Beltran will land himself on the disabled list.

The news reportedly was broken by New York Posts’ Joel Sherman via Twitter.

Dugas has spent a majority of his 2015 season between Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton. This marks an additional outfielder the Yankees will debut. Other key rookie members, such as Mason Williams, Slade Heathcott, and Ramon Flores, have either been sent down or been sent to the disabled list.

Through the 2015 season, Dugas has been known to struggle. Dugas has been hitting around the .190 average, proving to be ineffetive at the plate. Prior to the 2015 season, Dugas has shown prominent hope for the Yankees, normally holding an above average around .300. Throughout his minor league career, Dugas has maintained a .281 batting average.

Now 25, Dugas has the opportunity to show the Yankees what he is capable of doing. The depth for the Yankees at the outfield position seemed extensive at one point in the season, but with Beltran potentially landing of the disabled list, along with fellow starting center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury, the Yankees have to provide themselves with another young player to assure their needs.

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