The Pulaski Yankees, a minor league affiliate of the New York Yankees, made a strangely vague tweet about first round pick Blake Rutherford, then deleted it.
This is … interesting.
Blake Rutherford, who was selected as the New York Yankees‘ first-round pick in this year’s MLB Draft, has not played since August 24 and the Pulaski Yankees – the Appalachian League Affiliate of the Major League Club – made a very puzzling tweet regarding him.
The tweet was deleted moments later but it read: “Re: Blake Rutherford. The Pulaski Yankees have no comment. All questions may be directed to Yankees Player Development Complex in Tampa.”
The tweet was made at 11:11 and deleted at approximately 11:52.
Rutherford was hitting .351 with three home runs in the minors since being drafted but above all, we should all hope and pray the 19-year old is okay until assured this circumstance is nothing to be concerned about.
ESNY will watch closely and provide updates once word arises about the situation.
— Christian Kouroupakis (@ckouroupakis) August 28, 2016