“Yeah, he wasn’t feeling too good before the game started really at all and that kind of didn’t help,” Triple-A Scranton manager Bobby Mitchell said of Frazier, according to The Times Leader. “He said he felt a little foggy and stuff like that. We decided to get him out of there. He just wasn’t feeling very good and so he’s being evaluated to see exactly what the issue was.”
It’s obviously all about pitching, pitching, pitching. The Yankees did their due diligence on Machado but were unwilling to deal their top prospects for the impending free agent. According to a source, they were more in on Hand, but he ended up in Cleveland with top catching prospect Francisco Mejia winding up in San Diego. Zach Britton makes a lot of sense as given his power sinker allows him to pitch to both lefties and righties effectively. The Yankees already have a loaded bullpen but with Aroldis Chapman continually battling left knee tendinitis — albiet at an elite level — and the starters sometimes not providing enough length, you can’t have enough relief arms.
Bird got off to a slow start after coming back from right ankle surgery, but has picked it up of late, hitting in eight of his last nine games before the break. The Yankees haven’t gotten good production from the position, but with Bird looking like he’s starting to come around, providing much-needed power from the left side, that could change. Grade: INC