Category: ‘Utility Players’

New York Yankees to Recall Rob Refsnyder, James Pazos from Class-AAA Scranton: Report
May 17th, 2016 at 1:56 PM
Rob Refsnyder has been playing extremely well down at Class-AAA Scranton/Wilks-Barre. For at least 24 hours, he's going to get a chance to show that he belongs at the major league level. ***PHOTO1*** Josh Norris of Baseball America has reported that both Refnsyder, along with left-handed reliever James Pazos will be recalled...

Yankees’ Aaron Hicks Day-to-Day, Getting MRI on Left Shoulder; Dustin Ackley the Fourth Outfielder
April 23rd, 2016 at 1:47 PM
In Friday night's game, Aaron Hicks had to leave the game for the New York Yankees after he dove for a fly ball and missed and landed on the shoulder. ***PHOTO1*** Hicks woke up on Saturday with the shoulder feeling sore, so he wasn't available to play for the Yankees on Saturday...

New York Yankees Signing of Nick Swisher Could Push for Dustin Ackley’s Roster Spot
April 11th, 2016 at 11:21 AM
With the New York Yankees adding Nick Swisher into the mix over the weekend on a minor league deal, he was signed primarily to give the team some insurance at first base for Mark Teixeira, especially with Greg Bird out for the season with a shoulder injury. ***PHOTO1*** Unlike in 2009 when...

Dustin Ackley Excited for Fresh Start with New York Yankees in 2016 Season
April 1st, 2016 at 9:47 PM
When he was made the Seattle Mariners second overall pick in the 2009 MLB Draft, there were a ton of expectations placed upon Dustin Ackley, who was seen as the team's next big second baseman. ***PHOTO1*** But Ackley was unable to live up to the expectations the organization had on him; his...

Ronald Torreyes Makes New York Yankees as Reserve Infielder, Beats Out Pete Kozma
March 30th, 2016 at 7:29 PM
The New York Yankees were looking around the league for a potential backup infielder who could play both shortstop and third base with an emphasis on playing third base and serving as a backup for Chase Headley. ***PHOTO1*** Instead of making a trade for a player or signing a veteran like they...