Yankees dive into international pool, sign 16-year-old Cuban star

The Yankees spent a lot of the commerce deadline buying worldwide pool money and after signing Cuban right-hander Osiel Rodriguez to a $600,000 deal, they spent a reported $2.5 million so as to add 16-year-old shortstop Alexander Vargas — additionally from Cuba.

The switch-hitting Vargas has impressed together with his pace and his glove. As a comparability, Gary Sanchez signed for $Three million in 2009.

Additionally they signed outfielder Kevin Alcantara, 16, to a $1 million deal final month.

The lack of Aaron Decide to a fractured wrist has pressured Giancarlo Stanton to play extra outfield currently, so Boone began Stanton at DH throughout the Yankees’ 7-5 loss to the woeful Orioles Wednesday and saved Neil Walker out of the beginning lineup.

Walker pinch hit for Shane Robinson within the eighth and with the bases loaded, hit into an inning-ending double play. Robinson went 0-for-Three in proper, within the lineup once more after the Yankees didn’t purchase an outfielder earlier than Tuesday’s non-waiver commerce deadline. Walker additionally made his second profession look within the outfield.

The Yankees will miss Chris Sale within the Boston sequence as a result of the left-hander is on the DL.

Requested if he thought the Yankees caught a break in not having to face Sale, supervisor Aaron Boone mentioned: “Main league baseball gamers, we by no means really feel like we catch a break. And particularly with our rainouts and stuff, we at all times really feel like we’ve been up in opposition to it, so there are such a lot of issues over the course of a season that break in opposition to you, break for you. It’s all a problem, it’s all a grind.”

Miguel Andujar had his 32nd multi-hit sport of the yr.

“It’s in all probability not truthful to say he doesn’t get talked about, however I feel he does get a little bit bit, typically, that second-billing [to Gleyber Torres] which I suppose is ok,’’ Boone mentioned. “However he’s a very good participant. He’s been an necessary participant and we’re having the form of season we’re proper now with him being within the combine and being proper in the midst of it and we’ve hit him numerous distinction locations within the order. We’ve seen him actually proceed to develop and evolve within the place and I feel we’re seeing the emergence of a very good participant on this league for a very long time.”

Joe Hogarty, Baltimore’s power and conditioning coach, was hit within the face by an Adam Jones foul ball within the sixth.

— Extra reporting by Fred Kerber

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