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Timely hitting and solid relief pitching lead Yankees to 4-3 win over Toronto

In what seemed like more than a regular April game, the Blue Jays traveled to the Bronx for another four-game set between the two. Jays’ ace Aaron Sanchez took the bump for the visitors, and CC Sabathia made his first start in 13 days, returning from nagging hip soreness. 6.5 games behind the Red Sox, the Yankees got a must needed win against the second-place team in the AL East. It was not pretty and no one on the Yanks tallied more than one hit, but they did enough to pull out a 4-3 win over Toronto.

Yankees One Of Three Teams In On Julio Pablo Martinez

It's been a very slow going off-season Yankee fans the hot stove is more like the cold stove. Yesterday Ben Badler (Baseball America) broke the news that the New York Yankees are one of three teams (Texas and Miami) considered to be the favorites to sign top Cuban prospect outfielder Julio Pablo Martinez who's said to be 21-years-old.

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Per Badler:
“Based on his present talent level, Martinez is ready for a high Class A or Double-A assignment. A lefty around 5-foot-10, 185 pounds, Martinez in his last season in Cuba hit .333/.469/.498 with 52 walks, 30 strikeouts and six home runs in 264 plate appearances with 24 stolen bases in 29 tries”.

Both New York and Miami would probably have to wait until the 2018 signing period begins (July 2nd) Texas still has enough money left due to missing out on Ohtani.

If the Bombers end up signing Martinez that would only strengthen their already strong farm system, and I can't imagine Miami would be a very appealing situation, but I've been wrong before.

Article by: Matt Donovan