He's all three of those things. I didn't read the article though.
Yankees release Jack Cust, Colin Curtis, and Ray Kruml
By Mike Axisa
Via Donnie Collins, the Yankees have released DH Jack Cust, OF Colin Curtis, and OF Ray Kruml. Curtis has 64 plate appearances with the big league team in 2010 (42 wRC+), but missed all of last season with a shoulder injury. He’ll be best remembered for his mid-at-bat pinch-hit homer for Brett Gardner. Cust was Triple-A Empire State’s most dangerous hitter this year, posting a 145 wRC+ with an absurd 19.1% walk rate. Kruml was just a spare outfielder for the club.
None of the three were going to see time for the big league team this year, but the Cust and Curtis moves are huge blows to Empire State’s push for a playoff berth. I’m guessing we’re going to see a promotion or two in the coming weeks.
Keith Law and Kevin Goldstein got together on the Baseball Today podcast this afternoon to talk about prospects who traded at the deadline. They also took some time to speak about Dellin Betances and his awful season, and predictably were pretty down on him. The Betances stuff starts around the 31:00 mark, so check it out.
Double-A Trenton and Short Season Staten Island are still playing. I’ll update this post once the games are over.
High-A Tampa (6-1 win over Charlotte)
DH Ramon Flores, 3B Zach Wilson & 2B Jose Toussen: all 2-4 — Flores walked and scored two runs … Wilson tripled, scored a run, and struck out … Toussen drove in a pair and stole a base
LF Adonis Garcia: 2-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K — threw a runner out at first
CF Slade Heathcott: 3-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K — 15 hits in his last 38 at-bats (.395) with five doubles, two triples, and two homers
RF Tyler Austin: 1-5, 1 2B, 1 K — threw a runner out at second
1B Kyle Roller & SS Jose Mojica: both 0-4 — Mojica struck out once, Roller twice
C Gary Sanchez: 1-4, 1 R
LHP Nik Turley: 5 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 5 K, 4/3 GB/FB — picked a runner off first … he had walked three batters total in his previous 25.1 IP
RHP Manny Barreda: 2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 3/2 GB/FB
RHP Tommy Kahnle: 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 3/1 GB/FB
Low-A Charleston (3-2 loss to Greenville)
SS Cito Culver & RF Rob Refsnyder: both 1-4 — Culver stole a base, scored a run, and struck out
2B Jamiel Orozco: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K
DH Ben Gamel, 1B Rey Nunez & C Nick McCoy: both 2-4 — Gamel drove in a run and struck out … Nunez doubled and struck out twice … McCoy whiffed
3B Ali Castillo: 1-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 HBP — hitting .314/.404/.405 as a utility guy (227 PA)
LF Kelvin DeLeon & CF Cody Grice: both 0-4 — DeLeon struck out twice, Grice thrice
LHP Matt Bashore: 5 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 4/4 GB/FB
RHP Ben Paullus: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1/4 GB/FB
The Rookie GCL Yanks were rained out. Not sure when they’re going to make this one up, but they have plenty of time. Meanwhile, Triple-A Empire State had a scheduled day off.
Heres the link for the Podcast: http://espn.go.com/espnradio/play?id=8222549
This has the Staten Island and part of the Trenton box scores.
Derek Jeter is a lucky man.
Melky Mesa has been promoted to AAA.
Not necessarily. Kruml and Curtis were both on the DL. They already have 24 active player without Mesa. He'd be 25th.
Would anyone be interested in "Adopting" a prospect next year? You know to follow them and post additional info on that person. I feel like it would make the prospect threads better
Maybe. The prospects thread used to be REALLY popular a couple years back.
Updates on all minor league Yankees players are posted here daily already