Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre
The Yankees have placed third baseman Luis Cruz on the 15-day disabled list due to a right knee sprain. Cruz has played in 61 games this season for the Bombers.
The 37-year-old told WFAN this week that he would return to New York’s lineup Monday. That’s still the goal, though he acknowledged the decision is ultimately up to the team.
The Yankees captain is scheduled to play at least five innings in Saturday’s game for Triple-A Scranton
Eduardo Nunez, filling in for injured shortstop Derek Jeter, left the game in the fourth inning after being hit by a pitch as Ivan Nova and the Yankees fell to the Tigers in the opener of the three-game series.
Left-handed pitcher Manny Banuelos, rated the Yankees’ preseason No. 1 prospect according to Baseball America, will have Tommy John surgery on October 4, general manager Brian Cashman confirmed to The Trentonian on Tuesday.
The Yankees, currently struggling with depth in their bullpen, have acquired ex-Mets reliever Ryota Igarashi off of waivers, according to CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman.
Mark Prior’s comeback may have hit another snag. The converted reliever suffered a bruised left forearm on Wednesday after being hit by a ball during batting practice.
Score a -2 for the Yankees’ youth movement. Prospects Jesus Montero and Austin Romine lost out in their attempts to serve as backup to catcher Russell Martin on Monday.