“They’re coming,” McCarthy said. “From everything I know they’ll be available this year. I don’t believe they’re going to be mandatory. Actually, I’m almost certain they won’t be mandatory.”
Coco Crisp collected the game-winning hit as the Yankees lost in 12 innings to the Oakland A’s. The Athletics completed a four-game sweep over the Yankees.
The Yankees have lost three in a row to the Athletics. They lost 2-1 on Saturday night and are facing the prospect of a four-game sweep on Sunday.
Brandon Allen hit two tape-measure homers, Eric Sogard connected for one that barely cleared the wall and the Oakland Athletics hung on to beat the New York Yankees 6-5 on Tuesday night.