Daily Archives: August 15, 2013

Yankees Sign Mark Reynolds

According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Yankees have reached an agreement with corner infielder Mark Reynolds on a contract.

Reynolds hit .205/.307/.373 with 15 home runs before being released by Cleveland. Reynolds was hot early in the season, as he hit .291/.367/.645 through May 9th, but has only hit .177/.277/.240 since.

Reynolds was probably signed to play first base against lefties, as the Yankees have been forced to use Lyle Overbay against most lefties because they have not had a platoon partner for him. Reynolds has a 111 wRC+ and a .330 wOBA againt lefties this year, which are solid numbers and a big upgrade over Overbay’s 50 wRC+ and .250 wOBA against lefties this season.

Game 120 Lineup: Angels vs. Yankees

Yankees are going for the series sweep! Angels are trying to salvage at least one game! Here is the starting lineup!

Brett Gardner CF
Alfonso Soriano LF
Robinson Cano 2B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Vernon Wells RF
Curtis Granderson DH
Eduardo Nunez SS
Lyle Overbay 1B
Austin Romine C

Phil Hughes RHP

News and Transactions:

— The Yankees have called up LHP David Huff to join the team. In a corresponding move, Dellin Betances has been optioned to Triple-AAA Scranton. Betances gave up four runs on five hits during  Tuesday’s 14-7 victory over the Angels.

Joe Girardi said that it’s unlikely that Derek Jeter will return with the Yankees on Saturday. Girardi does think that Tuesday will be more likely.

David Phelps has been transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL, most likely ending his season if the Yankees don’t make the playoffs.