- The Yankees signed first-round pick Anthony Volpe and the new member of the organization was at the Stadium on Monday to answer questions from the press and meet with players.
- He signed for $2,740,300, just under $400,000 over slot. Bombers had to go over slot to get him out of his commitment to Vanderbilt.
- Chance Adams was sent down to Trenton to make today’s start, which didn’t happen as you’ll see below. Here’s a little insight into the decision from The Trentonian.
- Giancarlo Stanton will be in Tampa on Tuesday and Wednesday. Excited for his return!
Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: Scheduled day off for the Railriders, who will be in Norfolk tomorrow.
Double-A Trenton Thunder: Thunder were postponed in their wraparound finale with Erie. Chance Adams was supposed to start, but he may not travel with the team to Binghamton.
High-A Tampa Tarpons: (1-0 loss to Fort Myers)
- Starting Pitcher: RHP Rony Garcia: 6 2/3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HR, 6/8 GB/FB — 63 of his 98 pitches (64%) were strikes … Solo homer in the second inning did him in.
- In Relief: RHP Hobie Harris: 1 1/3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K
- Hitting Star: RF Isiah Gilliam: 3-for-4, 1 K — Picked off first base.
- On Deck: CF Estevan Florial: 2-for-4, 1 K — Batting .330 with a .990 OPS.
- Other Notables: DH Dermis Garcia had a hit in four ABs … 1B Steven Sensley doubled for the Tarpons.
Single-A Charleston RiverDogs: (1-0 loss at Rome) … Percentage points behind first-place in division … faced Dallas Keuchel, who allowed one hit in seven innings while striking out nine. The irony didn’t need to hit this hard.
- Starting Pitcher: RHP Luis Gil: 7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 10 K, 6/4 GB/FB — 60 of his 86 pitches (70%) were strikes … Three scoreless starts in his last five outings … Has a 1.81 ERA and 73 strikeouts in 54 2/3 innings.
- In Relief: RHP Carlos Espinal: 2 1/3 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K — Gave up hit with runner placed on second to begin 10th.
- Hitting Star: 3B Max Burt: 1-for-4 — Had the only hit for Charleston and was one of only two players not to strike out.
- On Deck: C Anthony Siegler: 0-for-3, 1 K — Season debut for the 2018 first-round pick.
- Other Notables: DH Canaan Smith drew a walk … CF Brandon Lockridge and 1B Mickey Gasper went 0-for-4