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Voit's two HRs, Severino's seven strong lead Yanks to 10-1 win

The Yankees built off last night’s win by dominating the Red Sox throughout the game to a 10-1 win on Wednesday Night Baseball on ESPN. Luis Severino outmatched lefty David Price, as the Yanks offense, unsurprisingly led by Luke Voit, continued its dominance on Price.

Yankees acquire catcher Erik Kratz from Indians

The Yankees struck a deal just before the August 31 waiver trade deadline after they acquired Erik Kratz from the Indians for cash considerations. The trade is in response to the Yankees preparing for a few games without Gary Sanchez and Austin Romine due to the brawl in Detroit.
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Initially, Sanchez was to be suspended four-games for his sucker punch on Miguel Cabrera during the altercation. Romine was suspended for two-games essentially for defending himself, and both have elected to appeal.

Romine could get out of his suspension, but it is unlikely Sanchez is not kept out for a few games. The trade is necessary because Kyle Higashioka is currently on the DL in AAA, and he is the only other catcher on the 40-man roster.

Kratz, 37, is hitting .270/.359/.472 (132 wRC+) with 13 homers in 326 Triple-A plate appearances. He is a career .200 hitter with 24 homers in 225 career MLB games, so he will be nothing more than a filler for a few games in the event that the team is without Sanchez and Romine. For now, he will likely head to Triple-A Scranton.

Article by: Chad Raines

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