New York Yankees vice president of player development Gary Denbo said that Domingo Acevedo, currently at Class-A Charleston, will likely be the next starting pitcher for the Yankees who goes through their minor league system on a rapid pace; Acevedo has been dominant thus far in 2016 and at times, his fastball has reached up to 103 miles-per-hour.
This past week, ESPN hired former New York Yankees' Raul Ibanez as a color analyst for their nationally televised games; Ibanez is replacing Curt Schilling, who was fired due to making anti-transgender comments on social media.
During Wednesday night's 3-2 loss to the Texas Rangers, watch as New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez drills his third home run of the season, a solo shot over the left center field wall which was his third home run of the season and his 690th career home run; A-Rod is now just 10 home runs shy of joining the 700 home run club.
Despite a strong effort from the returning Alex Rodriguez in which he went 3-for-3 and slugged his third home run of the season, the New York Yankees dropped the second and final game of the series with the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night 3-2 at Globe Life Park.
After resting on Tuesday night for the Class-AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, New York Yankees' Nick Swisher went 1-for-4 on Wednesday night in a 2-0 loss to Class-AAA Lehigh Valley; Swisher is now hitting .357 (15-for-42) on the season with three home runs and six RBI and still awaits his chance to be called up by the Yankees.
After almost a week of not being able to play due to a shoulder injury that he suffered while diving for a fly ball, Aaron Hicks will be available to play for the New York Yankees on Wednesday night against the Texas Rangers, as manager Joe Girardi said that Hicks can pinch hit and play in the outfield if needed, thus a good sign he won't need to go on the disabled list.
The New York Yankees have announced their lineups for Wednesday night's series finale against the Texas Rangers and Alex Rodriguez will be returning to the lineup as the designated hitter after sitting the last two days to rest his tweaked left oblique; CC Sabathia will look to close out the series with a win in Arlington.
This past week, New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that if he were running things as Major League Baseball commissioner, he would ban all shifts throughout the game, as it takes away from how the normal game of baseball is played; while Girardi dislikes the shift, he does use it from time to time against certain hitters, like he did against Tampa Bay Rays' Evan Longoria this past weekend.
With Luis Severino dropping to 0-3 and a 6.86 ERA on the 2016 season after his loss to the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night, the New York Yankees may consider demoting him to the minor leagues if he has another bad start or two in order to see if Severino can correct his mistakes and gain his confidence back.
The New York Yankees have announced their lineup for Wednesday night against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park; Alex Rodriguez will sit for the second straight game to rest his oblique that he tweaked on Sunday, Mark Teixeira will serve as the DH and Dustin Ackley will play first base.