Yankees after all name up hard-hitting Chris Gittens
The slumping Yankees are calling up Triple-A primary baseman Chris Gittens for Saturday’s sport in opposition to the Purple Sox, the group introduced.
The 27-year-old Gittens, the group’s Twelfth-round pick out in 2014, is off to a sizzling get started at Scranton/Wilkes Barre, batting .283 with 4 house runs and a 1.071 OPS in 53 at-bats.
Gittens, who just lately was once handed up for a promotion, belted 23 house runs in 115 video games at Double-A Trenton in 2019.
Pitcher Corey Kluber (shoulder) was once shifted to the 60-day IL to make room for Gittens at the 40-man roster.
With Luke Voit at the injured record with a strained left indirect, DJ LeMahieu has been used as the main first baseman.
However the protecting AL batting champion may transfer again to 2nd base to switch the slumping Rougned Scent, who’s batting .182 with 31 strikeouts and a .614 OPS over 123 plate appearances.
Chris GittensCharles Wenzelberg/New York PostThe Yankees had demoted Mike Ford previous this week, however they referred to as up reliever Brooks Riske to switch him.
The skidding Yanks (31-27) are hitting .228 as a group and are ranked twenty fifth in MLB with 215 runs scored. They’ve dropped 8 in their ultimate 11 video games after Friday’s 5-2 loss to Boston to fall 4 ½ video games at the back of the Rays within the AL East.