Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre
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.
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