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Judge hits a bomb, Sevy dominates in 2018 All-Star Game

With the 2018 season now officially half way over, the 2018 All-Star Game was upon us. Although four Yankees were selected, only Aaron Judge and Luis Severino made appearances; Gleyber Torres is still on the DL and Aroldis Chapman chose to refrain from pitching in order to rest his ailing knee. However, both Judge and Sevy made major contributions to this game, so let's get into it.


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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