Deivi García didn’t recognize that guy. That guy walked seven of the 18 hitters he faced in Syracuse. That guy threw 42 percent of his pitches for strikes. That guy struck out just three, hit a batter and didn’t make it out of the fourth inning for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. For once, that guy wasn’t competitive.
The day after the New York Yankees designated Thairo Estrada for assignment, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders manager Doug Davis said he selfishly hoped the infielder would clear waivers and come back to the organization. Davis added, however, that he “very much” doubted that would happen. On Sunday, the Yankees traded Estrada to the San Francisco Giants for cash considerations.
The New York Yankees protected six prospects from this year’s Rule 5 Draft on Wednesday, and two RailRiders are among them.
Top pitching prospect Deivi Garcia and hard-throwing righty Nick Nelson were added to the 40-man roster Wednesday, a step closer to making their big league debuts. RHP Luis Gil, RHP Luis Medina, RHP Brooks Kriske and RHP Miguel Yajure were also added to the 40-man roster. To make room, LHP Nestor Cortes Jr. and 1B Greg Bird were designated for assignment and OF Jacoby Ellsbury was released with one year left on his mega-deal.