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Good morning, Yankees family. While there doesn’t seen to be much “good” surrounding the New York Yankees and their current losing slide, the team’s injury report is growing larger and faster than Pablo Sandoval’s waistline in the offseason.
First, Adam Warren was placed on the 10-day disabled list with discomfort in his throwing shoulder.
The Warren announcement came some 12 hours after Gary Sanchez (groin) and Aaron Hicks (Achilles) both left Thursday’s extra-innings loss early with injuries.
Additionally, Thursday night’s losing pitcher Giovanny Gallegos was sent back down to Triple-A Scranton following his disaster of an outing.
To help soften the offensive blow of losing Sanchez and Hicks, the Yankees have recalled catcher Kyle Higashioka and outfielder Mason Williams, joining the club in Oakland prior to Friday’s game.
However, if the Yankees continue to go through their bullpen like Aaron Judge goes through bubble gum, you can be sure that the Scranton Shuttle will be running like Grand Central Station as New York tries to maintain the top spot in the AL East.
Cuban Missile Targets Oakland
With all the aforementioned struggles of the bullpen, the return of the flame-throwing closer Aroldis Chapman could not come at a better or perhaps more crucial time.
Chapman tossed 20 pitches for Double-A Trenton yesterday; throwing nine for strikes while walking and striking out two, and touching 102 MPH on the radar gun during his outing.
According to Matt Kardos, Chapman said that all plans will continue as scheduled and the big lefty will be in Oakland for Sunday’s Father’s Day series finale. Here’s to hoping the A’s will be calling Chapman “Daddy” on Sunday.
Bird Headed to Foot Specialist
According to a report by YES Network’s Meredith Marakovits, Brian Cashman has pulled the plug on Greg Bird’s rehab campaign after the first baseman contacted team trailer Steve Donahue to let him know that his leg “just doesn’t feel right”.
The first course of action Cashman and the rest of the Yankees brass are taking is to send Bird to a specialist on Tuesday morning. And while you might not like to read the word “specialist”, it is encouraging to know that they are possibly headed down a road that could lead to some real answers for the young Bird and for New York.
Luis Severino was knocked all around the ball park last night as the Yanks dropped their fourth straight. Despite holding a 6-4 advantage in the seventh, Jonathan Holder gave up a two RBI single to Matt Chapman (his first big league hit) to give the A’s a 7-6 advantage they would never relinquish.
One positive take away from the loss, however, is that Aaron Judge did manage to blast his Major League leading 23rd home run of the season last night. The long ball was a three-run opposite field shot to pull the Yankees to within a run at 4-3 in the top of the third inning.
Chris Carter’s Oakland reunion continues to go swimmingly as the former Athletic smashed his second home run in as many nights to give the Yankees a 5-4 lead in the top of the sixth. Stay hot, Little CC!
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