Results tagged ‘ New York Yankees ’

Greg Bird of the Charleston RiverDogs

Gregory Bird

Infielder Gregory Bird (32) of the Charleston RiverDogs is announced before game against the Greenville Drive on Opening Day, Friday, April 5, 2013, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

New York Yankees Manager Joe Girardi has made it clear that former Charleston RiverDogs first baseman Greg Bird is the Yanks’ new first baseman for 2017. I photographed Bird during the 2013 season when he hit 20 home runs for the RiverDogs, including more in Greenville than any Greenville player that season. Bird has been in the Yanks’ Minor League system since 2011.

Tyler Kepner of the New York Times writes about Greg Bird

Close play at third base

Abiatal Avelino, Carlos Asuaje

Designated hitter Abiatal Avelino (18) of the Charleston RiverDogs slides in safely with a triple as Greenville Drive third baseman Carlos Asuaje (20) applies a late tag in a game on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Starting pitcher Rookie Davis

Rookie Davis

Starting pitcher Rookie Davis (34) of the Charleston RiverDogs delivers a pitch in a game against the Greenville Drive on Monday, April 14, 2014, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. Charleston won, 11-3. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Throwback Thursday: Brian McCann

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Catcher Brian McCann of the Mississippi Braves, Class AA affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, taken April 20, 2005, at Trustmark Park in Pearl, Miss.  (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Former Atlanta Brave Brian McCann was introduced to the New York media today as the newest Yankee. Tears are shed in Atlanta . . .

 

 

Former Drive LHP Cesar Cabral now with Yanks

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LHP Cesar Cabral (47) of the Greenville Drive, Class A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, at a game against the West Virginia Power May 2, 2010, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, S.C. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Former @GreenvilleDrive pitcher Cesar Cabral pitched briefly last night for the Yankees and his ERA remains at 0.00.

 

 

J.R. Murphy called up to the Yankees

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Catcher J.R. Murphy (21) of the Charleston RiverDogs in a game against the Greenville Drive on Aug. 24, 2010, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, S.C. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

I’m delighted to see that the Yanks have called up former Charleston catcher J.R. Murphy as part of the September call ups.

He remembered me from one season to the next — but that’s not the reason I’m happy.  He’s a terrific guy, a good prospect and I wish him all the best.

 

Infielder Cito Culver, Yankees’ No. 12 prospect

Infielder Cito Culver (2) of the Charleston RiverDogs tapes his bat in the dugout prior to a game against the Greenville Drive on June 3, 2012, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. Charleston won, 5-3. Culver is the Yankees’ No. 12 prospect, according to Baseball America and was a first-round draft pick in 2010. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Top prospect Montero traded to the Mariners

Catcher Jesus Montero (21) of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees, International League affiliate of the New York Yankees, in a game against the Norfolk Tides on June 20, 2011, at PNC Park in Moosic, Pa. Montero is ranked the No. 1 New York Yankees’ prospect for 2011 by Baseball America. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Catcher Jesus Montero found himself the New York Yankees’ top prospect for 2012 one day, and then woke up the following day as a Seattle Mariner. It’s enough to boggle the mind.

But the Yanks seemed deep in catchers, and wanted to make a trade, so there you have it.

Seattle sent righty Michael Pineda and Minor League pitcher Jose Campos to the Yankees in exchange for Montero.

Luke Murton is SAL offensive player of the week

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Infielder Luke Murton (34) of the Charleston RiverDogs hits balls off a tee during batting practice prior to a game against the Greenville Drive on May 27, 2010, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, S.C. Photo by: Tom Priddy/MiLB.com
Last week when I quietly walked over to the batting net where Luke Murton was hitting balls off a tee before a game, I was hoping I could fade into the background and not be noticed.
I almost never ask players to pose for a photo, so sometimes when I catch them by surprise they change what they’re doing and turn away. Murton, was intent, however, and never looked up.
I was just editing these photos when I found out that yesterday he was named the South Atlantic League offensive player of the week, leading the league in doubles and hitting a cool .500 for the week.
Here’s what Josh Jackson of MLB has to say about him: “Yankees ’09 draftee Luke Murton leads the league in doubles after rocketing five two-baggers this week, two of which came in Monday’s 3-for-3 performance. He hit safely in each of the six games he played in, totaling three hits to open a weekend series in Kannapolis on Saturday. In Sunday’s doubleheader, he continued to punish the Intimidators, going 3-for-7 with a homer, a double and two runs scored over the course of the day.”
Murton, Luke 4765(Priddy)575px.jpgInfielder Luke Murton (34) of the Charleston RiverDogs, Class A affiliate of the New York Yankees, in a game against the Greenville Drive on May 27, 2010, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, S.C. Photo by: Tom Priddy/MiLB.com

Charleston RiverDogs to keep manager Tyson

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August 2, 2008: Torre Tyson of the Charleston River Dogs, Class A affiliate of the New York Yankees, in a game against the Greenville Drive at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, S.C. Photo by:  Tom Priddy/MiLB.com
Following up on some coaching news . . .
The New York Yankees have announced that manager Torre Tyson would return for a fourth season with Class A Sally League Charleston RiverDogs.
The Yanks also announced that pitching coach Jeff Ware and hitting coach Greg Colbrunn are returning and that former big leaguer Carlos Mendoza will serve as first base coach.