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Bullpen Day Thrives, Yanks top Rays 4-1

Entering the last week of the regular season the Yankees opened a four-game set Monday night in the always dreaded trip to face the Tampa Bay Rays. The Yankees came into tonight sitting one and a half games (two in the loss column) above the Oakland A’s for home field advantage in the AL Wild Card game. Aaron Boone decided to go with a “bullpen day” tonight instead of giving the ball to a typical starter.

Yankees promote Justus Sheffield to Triple-A

The Yankees made a move today that surprised almost no one based off the stuff he flashed in spring training and the numbers he has posted in the early going in 2018. They promoted their number three prospect, Justus Sheffield, to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

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Sheffield has not disappointed after impressing many fans and scouts in big league camp as in five starts he has posted a 2.25 ERA and recorded 39 strikeouts for Double-A Trenton. His walk rate is a little alarming, but it is a small sample size and can hopefully improve with the increased competition.

The Yankees see Sheffield as being close to major league ready, and this promotion should be the last obstacle standing in his way from donning pinstripes for the major league roster.

Article by: Ryan Thoms



 

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