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Heyman: A Manny Machado trade is “very close, it’s not the Yankees”

Despite the All-Star game shenanigans that included a selfie with Chapman, Torres, and Severino, a viral GIF of Machado looking at Gleyber Torres’ phone, and Machado’s nephew saying on live television that he’d like to see his uncle on the Yankees, Jon Heyman reported moments ago that Manny Machado is close to being traded, but not to the Bronx Bombers. The deal is supposed to occur after tomorrow’s All-Star Game, which will likely be Machado’s last game in an Orioles uniform.

Yankees option Clint Frazier to Triple-A, recall Kyle Higashioka and Giovanny Gallegos

Today, the Yankees announced that they have optioned outfielder Clint Frazier back to Triple-A and recalled catcher Kyle Higashioka from Triple-A, as well as reliever Giovanny Gallegos before their series opening game tonight in Philadelphia. With Brett Gardner returning from injury, Clint Frazier is the odd man out in the Yankees outfield and will see more time with Scranton Wilkes-Barre for now.

Clint Frazier believes his fly ball in the ninth inning should have been a home run.
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 As for Kyle Higashioka, he will be called up to provide the Yankees with depth behind the plate after the recent injury to Gary Sanchez during the Yankees’ series against the Rays. Giovanny Gallegos will provide depth in the bullpen for the Yankees, as one of the usual bullpen arms, Luis Cessa, will be getting the start on Wednesday against the Phillies. By giving Cessa this start, the Yankees have pushed back CC Sabathia’s next start to Friday where he will face off against the Red Sox.

Article by: Connor Thoms