The Yankees optioned Refsnyder to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre a day after manager Joe Girardi said the touted prospect would get more playing time.
Minor league call-ups always make for great stories, but they don’t always make for great runs to the postseason.
A lot has been said about homegrown talent and “true” Yankees. One player who is the former and has the talent to become the latter is Refsnyder.
Now that the Yankees’ farm system appears flush, it might behoove GM Brian Cashman to give some of these kids a try.
Veteran Stephen Drew is the Yankees’ starter at second base, but that doesn’t mean he, or prospects Robert Refsnyder and Jose Pirela will be the answer at the position in the future.
Doug Fister hit a two-run single off Chasen Shreve, and the Washington Nationals rallied to beat the New York Yankees 7-6 on Monday.
Alex Rodriguez hit his second spring training home run and Adam Warren allowed one run over five innings, leading the New York Yankees over the Detroit Tigers 11-2 Friday.
Yankees draft pick Rob Refsnyder recently tweeted he’d “never live in South Carolina because they can’t accept Asians playing baseball.” Turns out he would eventually land — where else? — in South Carolina.