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Yankees transactions - 6/21/18

Prior to today's game, the Yankees made the following roster moves:

•   Placed RHP A.J. Cole on the 10-day disabled list (retroactive to 6/20) with a left neck strain.
•   Returned RHP Luis Cessa (#85) from his rehab assignment and reinstated him from the 10-day disabled list.
 

Prior to today's game, the Yankees made the following roster moves:

•   Placed RHP A.J. Cole on the 10-day disabled list (retroactive to 6/20) with a left neck strain.
•   Returned RHP Luis Cessa (#85) from his rehab assignment and reinstated him from the 10-day disabled list.
 

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Yankees mourn the passing of Billy Connors

Statement from Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner

Re: Passing of Billy Connors

Statement from Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner

Re: Passing of Billy Connors

"The Yankees organization mourns the passing of Billy Connors, who was a close and trusted friend of my family for many years. Since joining the Yankees at the conclusion of the 1988 season, Billy contributed to the organization in countless ways over his long career as a pitching coach, executive and advisor. On behalf of the Yankees and the Steinbrenner family, I extend our deepest condolences to Billy's family, friends and loved ones."

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Yankees transactions - 6/18/18

Prior to tonight's games, the Yankees made the following roster moves:
 
· Recalled OF Clint Frazier (#77) from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
· Optioned INF Ronald Torreyes to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
 
Frazier will be active for the resumption of tonight's suspended game.

Prior to tonight's games, the Yankees made the following roster moves:
 
· Recalled OF Clint Frazier (#77) from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
· Optioned INF Ronald Torreyes to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
 
Frazier will be active for the resumption of tonight's suspended game.

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Yankees and Brewers complete Kratz trade

The Yankees have acquired INF Wendell Rijo from the Milwaukee Brewers as the player to be named later in the 5/25 trade that sent C Erik Kratz to Milwaukee.
 
Rijo will be assigned to Single-A Tampa.

The Yankees have acquired INF Wendell Rijo from the Milwaukee Brewers as the player to be named later in the 5/25 trade that sent C Erik Kratz to Milwaukee.
 
Rijo will be assigned to Single-A Tampa.

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Yankees transaction - 6/15/18

Today the Yankees traded RHP Chad Whitmer to the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for international signing bonus pool money.

Today the Yankees traded RHP Chad Whitmer to the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for international signing bonus pool money.

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Yankees roster move - 6/15/18

Prior to tonight's game, the Yankees recalled RHP Jonathan Loaisiga (#38) from Double-A Trenton.
 

Prior to tonight's game, the Yankees recalled RHP Jonathan Loaisiga (#38) from Double-A Trenton.
 

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Yankees return to Yankee Stadium beginning on Tuesday, June 12

Highlights include Old-Timers' Day and HOPE Week

The New York Yankees will return home to Yankee Stadium on Tuesday for a six-game homestand. The homestand will feature two Interleague games from Tues., June 12 - Wed., June 13 vs. the Washington Nationals, and four games from Thurs., June 14 - Sun., June 17 vs. the Tampa Bay Rays.
 
The Yankees will visit Washington on Monday, June 18, (on what had been an off day) to resume their May 15 suspended game and play their May 16 postponed game. Then the Yankees will have three games at Yankee Stadium from Tues., June 19 - Thurs., June 21 vs. the Seattle Mariners.
 
The 72nd annual Old-Timers' Day presented by Old Navy will take place on Father's Day, Sunday, June 17. Fans are asked to be in their seats at 11:30 a.m. for the festivities with the traditional Old-Timers' game to follow. All of the pregame celebrations will be aired exclusively on the YES Network. The Yankees will then host Tampa Bay at 2:05 p.m., also airing on YES. Gates will open to ticket-holding fans at 10:00 a.m.
 
Making their Old-Timers' Day debuts will be Andy Pettitte, Jason Giambi, Nick Swisher, Manager Aaron Boone and Dion James. Joining them will be Hall of Famers Whitey Ford and Reggie Jackson. Additionally, former Yankees and current YES Network broadcasters David Cone, John Flaherty and Paul O'Neill will also be part of the festivities.
 
The Yankees' 10th-annual HOPE Week (Helping Others Persevere & Excel) will run from Monday, June 11, through Friday, June 15. The initiative is a unique week-long community program that brings to light five remarkable stories intended to inspire individuals into action in their own communities.
 
Each day over the five-day stretch, the Yankees will reach out to an individual, family or organization worthy of recognition and support, surprising honorees with a day celebrating their accomplishments. Outreach will often take place away from Yankee Stadium, allowing the Yankees to personally connect with individuals in settings that highlight their greatest successes. Fans can learn more about the initiative and nominate inspirational individuals for HOPE Week recognition by visiting the official website at www.hopeweek.com.
 
The homestand will feature the following promotions:
· Wednesday, June 13 vs. Washington: Yankees Raglan T-shirt Night, presented by Delta Air Lines to the first 18,000 guests in attendance.
· Thursday, June 14 vs. Tampa Bay: Ron Guidry Bobblehead Night, presented by AT&T to the first 18,000 guests in attendance. The Guidry bobblehead is part of a 2018 limited-edition series, courtesy of AT&T. This year's set - which also includes CC Sabathia (July 27) and Brett Gardner (August 31) - is the sixth series in a collection. Additionally, Guidry will also throw out the ceremonial first pitch in commemoration of the upcoming 40th anniversary of his June 17, 1978, 18-strikeout game vs. the California Angels.
· Thursday, June 21 vs. Seattle: Yankees Plush Whistle Day, presented by P.C. Richard & Son to the first 10,000 guests in attendance ages 10-and-younger.
 
Ticket specials will run on Tuesday, June 12 (Military Personnel Game), Wednesday, June 13 (Student/Military Personnel Game), Thursday, June 14 (Senior Citizen/Military Personnel Game), Saturday, June 16 (Youth Game), Tuesday, June 19 (Military Personnel Game), Wednesday, June 20 (Student/Military Personnel Game) and Thursday, June 21 (Senior Citizen/Youth/Military Personnel/Mastercard Half-Price Game).
 
For a complete list of ticket specials, including game dates, seating locations, and terms and conditions, fans should visit www.yankees.com/ticketspecials. Please note that all ticket specials are subject to availability.
 
Tickets may be purchased online at www.yankees.com, www.yankeesbeisbol.com, at the Yankee Stadium Ticket Office, via Ticketmaster phone at (877) 469-9849, Ticketmaster TTY at (800) 943-4327 and at all Ticket Offices located within Yankees Clubhouse Shops. Fans with questions may call (212) YANKEES [926-5337] or email tickets@yankees.com. For information and details on parking and public transportation options to Yankee Stadium, please visit www.yankees.com and click on the Yankee Stadium tab at the top of the page.

The New York Yankees will return home to Yankee Stadium on Tuesday for a six-game homestand. The homestand will feature two Interleague games from Tues., June 12 - Wed., June 13 vs. the Washington Nationals, and four games from Thurs., June 14 - Sun., June 17 vs. the Tampa Bay Rays.
 
The Yankees will visit Washington on Monday, June 18, (on what had been an off day) to resume their May 15 suspended game and play their May 16 postponed game. Then the Yankees will have three games at Yankee Stadium from Tues., June 19 - Thurs., June 21 vs. the Seattle Mariners.
 
The 72nd annual Old-Timers' Day presented by Old Navy will take place on Father's Day, Sunday, June 17. Fans are asked to be in their seats at 11:30 a.m. for the festivities with the traditional Old-Timers' game to follow. All of the pregame celebrations will be aired exclusively on the YES Network. The Yankees will then host Tampa Bay at 2:05 p.m., also airing on YES. Gates will open to ticket-holding fans at 10:00 a.m.
 
Making their Old-Timers' Day debuts will be Andy Pettitte, Jason Giambi, Nick Swisher, Manager Aaron Boone and Dion James. Joining them will be Hall of Famers Whitey Ford and Reggie Jackson. Additionally, former Yankees and current YES Network broadcasters David Cone, John Flaherty and Paul O'Neill will also be part of the festivities.
 
The Yankees' 10th-annual HOPE Week (Helping Others Persevere & Excel) will run from Monday, June 11, through Friday, June 15. The initiative is a unique week-long community program that brings to light five remarkable stories intended to inspire individuals into action in their own communities.
 
Each day over the five-day stretch, the Yankees will reach out to an individual, family or organization worthy of recognition and support, surprising honorees with a day celebrating their accomplishments. Outreach will often take place away from Yankee Stadium, allowing the Yankees to personally connect with individuals in settings that highlight their greatest successes. Fans can learn more about the initiative and nominate inspirational individuals for HOPE Week recognition by visiting the official website at www.hopeweek.com.
 
The homestand will feature the following promotions:
· Wednesday, June 13 vs. Washington: Yankees Raglan T-shirt Night, presented by Delta Air Lines to the first 18,000 guests in attendance.
· Thursday, June 14 vs. Tampa Bay: Ron Guidry Bobblehead Night, presented by AT&T to the first 18,000 guests in attendance. The Guidry bobblehead is part of a 2018 limited-edition series, courtesy of AT&T. This year's set - which also includes CC Sabathia (July 27) and Brett Gardner (August 31) - is the sixth series in a collection. Additionally, Guidry will also throw out the ceremonial first pitch in commemoration of the upcoming 40th anniversary of his June 17, 1978, 18-strikeout game vs. the California Angels.
· Thursday, June 21 vs. Seattle: Yankees Plush Whistle Day, presented by P.C. Richard & Son to the first 10,000 guests in attendance ages 10-and-younger.
 
Ticket specials will run on Tuesday, June 12 (Military Personnel Game), Wednesday, June 13 (Student/Military Personnel Game), Thursday, June 14 (Senior Citizen/Military Personnel Game), Saturday, June 16 (Youth Game), Tuesday, June 19 (Military Personnel Game), Wednesday, June 20 (Student/Military Personnel Game) and Thursday, June 21 (Senior Citizen/Youth/Military Personnel/Mastercard Half-Price Game).
 
For a complete list of ticket specials, including game dates, seating locations, and terms and conditions, fans should visit www.yankees.com/ticketspecials. Please note that all ticket specials are subject to availability.
 
Tickets may be purchased online at www.yankees.com, www.yankeesbeisbol.com, at the Yankee Stadium Ticket Office, via Ticketmaster phone at (877) 469-9849, Ticketmaster TTY at (800) 943-4327 and at all Ticket Offices located within Yankees Clubhouse Shops. Fans with questions may call (212) YANKEES [926-5337] or email tickets@yankees.com. For information and details on parking and public transportation options to Yankee Stadium, please visit www.yankees.com and click on the Yankee Stadium tab at the top of the page.

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Yankees roster moves - 6/9/18

Prior to tonight's game, the Yankees made the following roster moves:
 
· Placed RHP Masahiro Tanaka on the 10-day disabled list with mild strains of left and right hamstring.
· Recalled INF Ronald Torreyes from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Prior to tonight's game, the Yankees made the following roster moves:
 
· Placed RHP Masahiro Tanaka on the 10-day disabled list with mild strains of left and right hamstring.
· Recalled INF Ronald Torreyes from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

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Yankees option Clint Frazier following doubleheader

Following the second game of Monday's doubleheader, the Yankees returned OF Clint Frazier (the "26th man") to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Following the second game of Monday's doubleheader, the Yankees returned OF Clint Frazier (the "26th man") to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

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Yankees select two players on the first day of the 2018 MLB First-Year Player Draft

The New York Yankees tonight selected two catchers over the first two rounds of the 2018 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. With their first-round selection (23rd overall), the club drafted Cartersville H.S. (Georgia) catcher Anthony Seigler. In the second round, the Yankees chose catcher Josh Breaux out of McLennan Community College in Waco, Tex., with the 61st overall pick. 

Seigler, a 6-foot, 200-pound catcher, recently concluded his high school career at Cartersville, where he hit .421 (45-for-107) with 26 extra-base hits, 13 home runs and 16SB as a senior to earn 2018 First Team All-American and Southeast All-Region First Team honors. He also helped lead Cartersville to the Georgia 4A State Championship, where they finished runner-up.

The New York Yankees tonight selected two catchers over the first two rounds of the 2018 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. With their first-round selection (23rd overall), the club drafted Cartersville H.S. (Georgia) catcher Anthony Seigler. In the second round, the Yankees chose catcher Josh Breaux out of McLennan Community College in Waco, Tex., with the 61st overall pick. 

Seigler, a 6-foot, 200-pound catcher, recently concluded his high school career at Cartersville, where he hit .421 (45-for-107) with 26 extra-base hits, 13 home runs and 16SB as a senior to earn 2018 First Team All-American and Southeast All-Region First Team honors. He also helped lead Cartersville to the Georgia 4A State Championship, where they finished runner-up.

The 18-year-old was the second catcher selected in this year's draft. Behind the plate this season, he threw out 12-of-21 potential base stealers. Last summer, he was the starting catcher on the USA Baseball national team, winning the 18-and-under World Cup.

The switch-hitter is also an ambidextrous pitcher and posted a 1.09 ERA in 25.2IP this season, striking out 29 batters.

"The thing that attracts you to Seigler is that he has the tools to catch, and he's a switch-hitter, which makes him a unique commodity. He's showing power from both sides of the plate, has really great instincts for baseball, a plus-arm and runs well for a catcher. On top of that, he's proven to be versatile, with his ability to play other positions," said Yankees Vice President, Domestic Amateur Scouting, Damon Oppenheimer. "Seigler's got top of the line makeup. We're very happy about him."

A native of Cartersville, Ga., Seigler was rated by Baseball America as the No. 41 overall prospect in this year's draft. He is the third catcher to be chosen by the Yankees in the first round of the MLB First-Year Player Draft since its inception in 1965, joining David Parrish in 2000 (28th overall, University of Michigan) and Thurman Munson in 1968 (fourth overall, Kent State University).

During his junior year in 2017, he led his team to the state semifinals, batting .283 with 27R and 19RBI. On the mound, Seigler went 9-3 with a 2.12 ERA in 62.2IP. He was named 2017 Underclass First-Team and was chosen by Perfect Game for the East roster of the 2017 All-American Classic.

Breaux, 20, played in 56 games during his sophomore year, batting .404/.532/.831 (72-for-178) with 61R, 14 doubles, 4 triples, 18HR, 69RBI and 48BB, while striking out only 32 times. He was a First-Team All-Conference selection and was named to the NJCAA Region V All-Region squad. In 2017, Breaux helped lead McLennan to the Junior College World Series, and last summer, he hit 6HR in the Cape Cod League.

"Josh Breaux is another guy with a really good makeup. He's still young as a junior college guy, but his arm is huge and he has raw power. His ability to hit has really matured this year. With Breaux, we think we have an impact tools guy who's a catcher. You're talking about a big, strong player who shows up and people understand right away why you took him," said Oppenheimer.

In high school, Breaux hit .402 with 7HR and 38RBI. The Houston 5A Hitter of the Year was a First-Team All-District selection and a Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association All-Star.

The 6-foot-1, 220-pound right-handed hitter was selected by Houston in the 36th round of the 2017 First-Year Player Draft, but did not sign after choosing to return to college. Breaux was tabbed by MLBPipeline.com as the No. 71 prospect entering the 2018 draft.

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Yankees return to Yankee Stadium on Friday for six-game homestand

AL West foes Los Angeles Angels and World Series champion Houston Astros to visit the Stadium

The New York Yankees will return home to Yankee Stadium on Friday for a six-game homestand. The Yankees will host two AL West teams, with three games from Fri., May 25 - Sun., May 27 vs. the Los Angeles Angels, and three games from Mon., May 28 - Wed., May 30 vs. the Houston Astros, marking a rematch of 2017 AL Championship Series.

The Yankees will get the homestand underway on Friday, with Yankees Freezer Glass Night. The promotion, presented by Budweiser, will be distributed to the first 18,000 guests ages 21-and-older. 

The New York Yankees will return home to Yankee Stadium on Friday for a six-game homestand. The Yankees will host two AL West teams, with three games from Fri., May 25 - Sun., May 27 vs. the Los Angeles Angels, and three games from Mon., May 28 - Wed., May 30 vs. the Houston Astros, marking a rematch of 2017 AL Championship Series.

The Yankees will get the homestand underway on Friday, with Yankees Freezer Glass Night. The promotion, presented by Budweiser, will be distributed to the first 18,000 guests ages 21-and-older. 

In continuing efforts to inspire and engage young fans, the Yankees will host the third-annual PLAY BALL WEEKEND, a Major League Baseball-led initiative aimed at celebrating youth baseball and softball participation. On Sun., May 27, the first 10,000 guests 14-and-younger will receive a Yankees Arm Sleeve. The Yankees will also host approximately two thousand youth players and coaches for a pregame parade.

Rounding out the homestand, the Yankees will host the defending World Series champion, the Houston Astros, for a Memorial Day game with a 1:05 p.m. start time. The Yankees will wear special Memorial Day-themed camouflage uniforms to honor the country's armed forces and remember those who died protecting our nation.

Additionally, please note that Wednesday's series finale is scheduled for a 6:35 p.m. first pitch with all Stadium gates opening at 5:00 p.m.

In an effort to provide fans with increased opportunities to watch the Yankees take batting practice, Gates 6 and 8 will open at 4:00 p.m. on Fri., May 25 and Sat., May 26. Guests entering the park at that time will be able to view batting practice from the Bleachers and 100 Level outfield sections of the Stadium.

Ticket specials this homestand will include: Sat., May 26 (Youth Game); Sun., May 27 (Youth Game); Mon., May 28 (Senior Citizen/Youth/Military Personnel Game); Tues., May 29 (Military Personnel Game); and Wed., May 30 (Student/Military Personnel/Mastercard Half-Price Game).

For a complete list of ticket specials, including game dates, seating locations, and terms and conditions, fans should visit www.yankees.com/ticketspecials. Please note that all ticket specials are subject to availability.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.yankees.com, www.yankeesbeisbol.com, at the Yankee Stadium Ticket Office, via Ticketmaster phone at (877) 469-9849, Ticketmaster TTY at (800) 943-4327 and at all Ticket Offices located within Yankees Clubhouse Shops. Fans with questions may call (212) YANKEES [926-5337] or email tickets@yankees.com. For information and details on parking and public transportation options to Yankee Stadium, please visit www.yankees.com and click on the Yankee Stadium tab at the top of the page.

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Yankees to hold 72nd annual Old-Timers' Day presented by Old Navy on Father's Day, Sunday, June 17, at Yankee Stadium

Andy Pettitte, Jason Giambi, Nick Swisher, Dion James and manager Aaron Boone to make Old-Timers' Day debuts

The New York Yankees today announced the roster of former Yankees who will be on hand at the 72nd annual Old-Timers' Day presented by Old Navy on Father's Day, Sunday, June 17, at Yankee Stadium -- the 10th Old-Timers' Day at the current Yankee Stadium. 

Andy Pettitte, who was a member of five Yankees World Series championship teams (1996, '98-2000, 2009) and ranks third in franchise history with 219 wins over 15 years in pinstripes (1995-2003, '07-10, '12-13), will make his Old-Timers' Day debut. 

The New York Yankees today announced the roster of former Yankees who will be on hand at the 72nd annual Old-Timers' Day presented by Old Navy on Father's Day, Sunday, June 17, at Yankee Stadium -- the 10th Old-Timers' Day at the current Yankee Stadium. 

Andy Pettitte, who was a member of five Yankees World Series championship teams (1996, '98-2000, 2009) and ranks third in franchise history with 219 wins over 15 years in pinstripes (1995-2003, '07-10, '12-13), will make his Old-Timers' Day debut. 

He will be joined by first-timers Jason Giambi -- a three-time All-Star with the Yankees (2002-04), who tallied 209 home runs and a .404 OBP over seven seasons (2002-08) with the club -- and 2009 World Series champion Nick Swisher, who spent four seasons in the Bronx (2009-12), averaging 26 homers and 87 runs batted in per season. Outfielder Dion James will also make his first appearance at the annual event, having batted .302 with 12 homers and 79 runs batted in over parts of four seasons as a Yankee (1992-93, '95-'96).

Additionally, Yankees Manager Aaron Boone will make his debut as an Old-Timers' Day participant. Despite a brief tenure of just 54 regular season games with the club in 2003, he left his mark with one of the most famous home runs in baseball history, launching a first-pitch leadoff home run in the bottom of the 11th inning of Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS vs. Boston to propel the Yankees into the World Series. 

The Old-Timers' Day roster will also feature Hall of Famers Whitey Ford and Reggie Jackson, along with former Yankees and current YES Network broadcasters David Cone, John Flaherty and Paul O'Neill.

Joining the Hall of Famers and former Yankees on the field will be the widows of five legendary Yankees -- Arlene Howard, widow of Elston Howard; Helen Hunter, widow of Jim "Catfish" Hunter; Jill Martin, widow of Billy Martin; Diana Munson, widow of Thurman Munson; and Kay Murcer, widow of Bobby Murcer.

Fans are asked to be in their seats by 11:30 a.m. for Old-Timers' introductions with the traditional Old-Timers' game to follow. All of the pregame celebrations will be aired exclusively on the YES Network. The Yankees will then host the Tampa Bay Rays at 2:05 p.m., also airing on YES. All gates will open to ticket-holding fans at 10:00 a.m.

List of those Scheduled to Attend
(*first-time Old-Timer)

Jesse Barfield
Ron Blomberg
Brian Boehringer
*Aaron Boone
Jim Bouton
Scott Bradley
Dr. Bobby Brown
Homer Bush
David Cone
Johnny Damon
Ron Davis
Bucky Dent
Al Downing
Brian Doyle
Mariano Duncan
John Flaherty
Whitey Ford
*Jason Giambi
Ron Guidry
Charlie Hayes
Arlene Howard (widow)
Helen Hunter (widow)
Reggie Jackson
*Dion James
Jay Johnstone
Scott Kamieniecki
Don Larsen
Graeme Lloyd
Hector Lopez
Jill Martin (widow)
Lee Mazzilli
Ramiro Mendoza
Gene Monahan (trainer) 
Diana Munson (widow) 
Kay Murcer (widow) 
Jeff Nelson
Paul O'Neill
*Andy Pettitte
Lou Piniella
Willie Randolph
Bobby Richardson
Mickey Rivers
*Nick Swisher
Frank Tepedino
Marcus Thames
Roy White

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Yankees roster move - 5/22/18

Following tonight's game, the Yankees optioned RHP Giovanny Gallegos to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Following tonight's game, the Yankees optioned RHP Giovanny Gallegos to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

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Yankees roster move - 5/21/18

Prior to tonight's game, the Yankees recalled RHP Giovanny Gallegos (#61) from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Prior to tonight's game, the Yankees recalled RHP Giovanny Gallegos (#61) from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

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Yankees roster move - 5/20/18

Following today's game, the Yankees optioned OF Clint Frazier to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Following today's game, the Yankees optioned OF Clint Frazier to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

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