Game 9: Odor debuts as Yankees look to salvage series


After two ugly losses to the Rays, the Yankees will try to avoid this sweep this afternoon at the Trop. It also marks the debut of the team’s newest acquisition, second baseman Rougned Odor.

Aaron Boone has penciled in the second baseman sixth in today’s lineup. DJ LeMahieu slides over to first, and the struggling Jay Bruce sits. Here are the rest of today’s starters:

New York Yankees (3-5)

  1. DJ LeMahieu, 1B
  2. Aaron Judge, RF
  3. Aaron Hicks, CF
  4. Giancarlo Stanton, DH
  5. Gleyber Torres, SS
  6. Rougned Odor, 2B
  7. Gary Sánchez, C
  8. Gio Urshela, 3B
  9. Brett Gardner, LF

LHP Jordan Montgomery

Tampa Bay Rays (4-4)

  1. Yandy Díaz, 1B
  2. Randy Arozarena, RF
  3. Austin Meadows, DH
  4. Manuel Margot, CF
  5. Mike Brosseau, 2B
  6. Brandon Lowe, LF
  7. Willy Adames, SS
  8. Mike Zunino, C
  9. Kevin Padlo, 3B

RHP Brent Honeywell Jr.

News & Notes

  • The Yankees recalled Albert Abreu, who was on the taxi squad for this series. He replaces Domingo Germán on the roster.
  • This is Honeywell’s major league debut. The one time top prospect has been besieged with injuries and hasn’t pitched in a regular season game since September 2017 in Triple-A. Good for him. From the sounds of it, he’s serving as today’s opener for Michael Wacha.
  • Clarke Schmidt still hasn’t begun throwing after an initial 3-4 week rest prognosis back at the start of spring training. He’s now seeking a second opinion on his common extensor strain. (Bryan Hoch)
  • The Yankees traded infielder Thairo Estrada to the Giants in exchange for cash considerations. Estrada was designated for assignment earlier this week.

It’s a gloomy Sunday afternoon here in New York, which makes for a perfect day to plop on the couch and watch some baseball. First pitch is scheduled for 1:10pm on YES and WFAN. Have a good day everyone.


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  1. Fat Sancho can rake

    Odor a breath of fresh air for struggling Yankees!
    Take that NY Post

  2. The Yankees are just sleep walking through these games, it’s time for someone, anyone to light a fire in them before they are 10 games below .500.

    Boone may be a reasonable ‘players manager’ (whatever that means) but his style isn’t going to light that spark anytime soon. It’s time they actually won something, maybe Buck Showalter would be the right person at the right time to turn things around.

  3. fat sancho can rake

    Good to see the Rays are still stealing signals. Yankees still have no clue as to how to not give away signs. I was hoping we could get Bauer so he could teach the pitchers to call their own game from the mound.

  4. daryl bennett

    Who’s that little kid in the picture! Hajajha I can’t believe it.

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