Results tagged ‘ New York Yankees ’

Estevan Florial of the Charleston RiverDogs

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Estevan Florial of the Charleston RiverDogs laughs with teammates in the dugout before last night’s game. Baseball America ranks him No. 4 #Yankees prospect.

Freicer Perez of the Charleston RiverDogs

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Freicer Perez threw five scoreless, two-hit innings last night to pick up the win for the Charleston RiverDogs over the Greenville Drive.

Greg Bird of the Charleston RiverDogs

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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

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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.