CHICAGO – While the Yankees beat the White Sox, 8-4, on Saturday night during the cold, rainy night at the Guaranteed Rate Field, the front-office team, led by chief executive Brian Cashman, was watching his work to improve the roster. In a sense, few have seen coming.
The world thought that the Yankees would first add pitch. Nope. Instead, they have strengthened their range.
The Yankees have acquired the designated hitter and first baseman Edwin Encarnacion, the leader of the American League with 21 points, Mariners, according to several reports. The team had not yet made a statement on the deal, which was reported for the first time by ESPN's Jeff Passan.
The Yankees acquired Encarnacion, 36, in exchange for right-winger Juan Then, 19, who had not yet started in high season. A familiar scout with Then said he had hit 96mph and had a nice evolution with a developing curve.
But it is possible that he is three or four years away from the preparation of the major leagues, and the Yankees agricultural system is dotted with high-end weaponry in its lowest ranks, those with a higher potential than in Then .
According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the Yankees and Mariners are expected to share the remaining $ 15 million owed to Encarnacion.
It is likely that the news hit the Yankees canoe soon after touching Twitter, leaving many players wondering about their future. The move probably touches the most Giancarlo Stanton, Rehabilitation at Triple-A, Brett Gardner, Luke Voit and Clint Frazier. The team should soon cut ties with Kendrys Morales, also on the list of injured.
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The Yankees broke a series of three consecutive losses. They have won four of their last 12 games. They moved on to a half-game ahead of the Rays in the American Hockey League. Tampa Bay lost to the Angels earlier Saturday.
Chicago fell to 34-35.
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Yankees striker Chad Green kicked off two spectacular starts to start the game, getting his six outs on a withdrawal.
Nestor Cortes took over for Green and was dirty and pitched more than five innings. He dropped seven hits and scattered while allowing two earned runs.
Eight of the first nine White Sox have been eliminated.
The rain delayed the start of the match by 32 minutes.
The Yankees blew things up with a fourth inning four points. Gary Sanchez doubled home Luke Voit and Aaron Hicks without any outs. Then Gleyber Torres started a home run with two runs in the middle of the field. It was the fifteenth season of the Torres season and it measured 414 feet.
In the sixth, Torres added another RBI via sacrifice fly to give the Yankees a 5-0 lead. Cameron Maybin made a solo hit, his second of the season, to seventh and the Yankees added to that as part of the match when Gary Sanchez failed to third base, scoring Brett Gardner's third goal. The man of Maybin has traveled 412 feet.
An eighth run for Chicago, which has four, has made this enthusiast a real game.
With two outs, third baseman DJ LeMahieu made a mistake while trying to play a double game and whipping the ball into the right field, allowing Yolmer Sanchez to score. James McCann immediately followed with a series of three home runs against reliever Jonathan Holder, which earned him 7 to 4 Yankees.
The Yankees got an insurance contract against ex-Yankee Manny Banuelos, who intentionally drove Gary Sanchez to charge the bases before walking Didi Gregorius and making him run for 8 to 4 Yankees.
Sunday: Yankees southpaw James Paxton (3-3, 4.04) will face Odirsamer Despaigne (0-1, 4.50) of the White Sox at 2:10 pm. at the guaranteed rate field.
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