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Yankees offensive woes continue as they drop second straight game 4-0

The day did not start off well for Sonny Gray, as a leadoff single from Kevin Kiermaier started his outing. Then, DH Jake Bowers laced a double down the left field line, scoring the Rays center fielder. In the bottom of the 2nd, CJ Cron hit another double, breaking an 0-16 slump. Then, Daniel Robertson doubled him home. After a Mallex Smith sacrifice bunt moved Robertson to third, Willy Adames hit a grounder through the left side for another base hit to make it 3-0. Meanwhile, the Yankees wasted a pair of leadoff doubles off of Rays starter Wilmer Font in their first two innings at the plate. Giancarlo Stanton laced one down the right-field line, but was stranded, and Austin Romine smoked a ball off the wall in center before also being left on base.

Yankees trade OF Jake Cave to the Minnesota Twins in exchange for RHP Luis Gil

Despite his impressive breakout season in 2017, Jake Cave was the odd-man out of the Yankees crowded outfield depth. Cave was designated for assignment following the signing of Neil Walker and will now will be calling Minnesota his new home.
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Cave, 25, slashed .305/.351/.542 between Trenton and Scranton last season and looked better in Triple-A than he did in Double-A. Cave made strong strides in his game last season, but with six or seven outfielders entrenched ahead of him on the depth chatrs, the Yankees decided it was best for the team to move him for some return.

Gil is only 19-years-old and was not listed amongst the Twins’ top prospects. Gil is not highly-touted, but posted solid numbers for the Twins’ Dominican Summer League team. He had a 2.59 ERA in 14 starts while compiling a solid 10.6 K/9.


Article by: Ryan Thoms
 

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