Yankees send Mike Ford back to Triple-A

After one other brutal evening on the plate, Mike Ford punched his ticket out of The Bronx.

The Yankees optioned Ford to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday following their 5-3 win over the Rays on the Stadium, wherein the primary baseman went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts.

Ford dropped his batting common to .133 with a .561 OPS and 23 strikeouts by way of 22 video games, most lately filling in for the injured Luke Voit.

The crew didn’t announce a corresponding transfer, however first baseman Chris Gittens has been on its radar, coming into Tuesday batting .268 with a 1.098 OPS.

The 27-year-old just isn’t on the 40-man roster, however the Yankees might open a spot by transferring Corey Kluber to the 60-day IL.

As for Voit, he’s “a few weeks” away from coming back from his indirect pressure, Boone stated, however the first baseman reported feeling higher than anticipated Tuesday.

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Mike Ford
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Domingo German walked off the mound Tuesday evening towards the Rays after 5 innings, having given up three hits.

The Yankees bullpen was unhittable the remainder of the best way.

Paving the best way for Clint Frazier’s walk-off dwelling run within the eleventh inning, six relievers mixed for six hitless innings to fend off the Rays.

“The bullpen was terrific, especially there in extra innings, coming in and holding them down,” supervisor Aaron Boone stated.

Wandy Peralta, Jonathan Loaisiga, Chad Green, Aroldis Chapman, Lucas Luetge and Luis Cessa got here out of the bullpen to hold a 3-3 recreation intact, working their method round base runners — through walks after which computerized runners in extras — to give the Yankees the possibility to lastly win it within the eleventh.

Luetge, who threw two scoreless innings Monday, answered the problem within the tenth inning, stranding the automated runner on third base after retiring the highest of the Rays lineup. Cessa did him one higher, preserving the runner at second with a 1-2-3 high of the eleventh.

“That bullpen has been everything we could have hoped for from the start of the season,” Boone stated.

Giancarlo Stanton and Gleyber Torres had been each out of the beginning lineup Tuesday, however discovered their method into the sport as pinch hitters late.

Stanton, who grounded out within the eighth inning to fall to 0-for-13 since coming back from the IL, had a “planned day” off, Boone stated, with an eye fixed towards constructing him back up “smartly” after lacking two weeks.

Torres, who walked within the tenth inning, had initially gotten a breather Tuesday after committing three errors in his final two video games.

“I look at the last couple days out there more as a little bit of a rut,” Boone stated. “A little bit of a snowball effect that you gotta get past as a big league shortstop.”

Luis Severino sat at 97 mph in his three-inning simulated recreation Monday, Boone stated. The right-hander’s subsequent step in his comeback from Tommy John surgical procedure can be a rehab project Sunday, doubtlessly at Double-A Somerset or Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Third base coach Phil Nevin, who skilled signs as one of many Yankees’ breakthrough COVID-19 instances final month, was with the crew Tuesday. Boone stated is doing “very well” and hopes to quickly have him back within the dugout and finally at third base.

Kluber (proper shoulder pressure) was anticipated to get one other opinion “that will be significant” in figuring out his future, Boone stated. … LHP Zack Britton will throw his subsequent rehab look Wednesday with Double-A Somerset.

The Yankees acquired infielder Connor Cannon from the Giants because the participant to be named later within the Mike Tauchman-Peralta commerce. Cannon, 23, hit 13 dwelling runs in 37 video games in his first yr as a professional in 2019.

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