Week That Was: Yankee Shake Up

Week That Was: Yankee Shake Up
Nick Nelson reflects on the week's biggest MLB news, including Castillo's debut, Gennett's demotion and Whitley's surgery.
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Mark Canha struck the big blow in Sunday's win over the Rays, hitting a three-run home run in a 2-for-3 effort.

Canha also walked and doubled. His three-run home run off of Erasmo Ramirez in the sixth inning extended the Athletics' lead to 5-0 at the time. The 26-year-old rookie had hit the skids at the plate, entering Sunday's action 2-for-34 in 13 games since May 5. On the year, Canha is hitting .229/.305/.415 with six home runs and 18 RBI.
May 24 - 4:06 PM

Billy Burns went 3-for-5 with a solo home run, a stolen base, and three runs scored in Sunday's victory over the Rays.

Burns led off the game with a solo home run to right field off of Erasmo Ramirez, serving as his first career long ball. He also singled twice and stole a base en route to scoring two more runs. The speedy outfielder has been a spark plug at the top of the Athletics' lineup, batting .309/.356/.395 with seven stolen bases in nine attempts.
May 24 - 4:04 PM

Kyle Seager singled and belted a solo homer in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays.

He scored the Mariners' only two runs of the game, going deep in the second and then scoring on a sac fly in the seventh. Seager is starting to heat up, having homered in back-to-back games and while hitting .311 with five longballs over his last 16 contests.
May 24 - 4:03 PM

Cubs third base prospect Jeimer Candelario smashed two homers in Saturday's win for High-A Myrtle Beach.

It's the second multi-homer game of his career. Candelario had been 0-for-12 in his previous three games. The 21-year-old hit only .223 in the minors last season, but this year he's up to .270 with 14 RBI. Candelario also singled on Saturday, giving him his fifth three-hit game of the season.
Source: MILB.com
May 24 - 4:01 PM

Rangers signed RHP Jared Burton to a minor league contract.

Burton allowed three runs over four relief innings with the Yankees' Triple-A affiliate before being cut loose. The soon-to-be 34-year-old held a 4.36 ERA out of the Twins' bullpen last season and is a decent depth addition.
May 24 - 4:00 PM

Yankees transferred INF Brendan Ryan from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Jacob Lindgren. Ryan has been out all season with a strained calf.
May 24 - 3:58 PM

Yankees optioned RHP Branden Pinder to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

The Yankees needed a fresh relief arm after Pinder threw three innings on Saturday. Jacob Lindgren has taken his spot in the bullpen.
May 24 - 3:54 PM

Mariners second base prospect Tim Lopes extended his hitting streak to 14 games Saturday for High-A Bakersfield.

Lopes ended Richelson Pena's perfect game with a one-out single in the seventh inning. Even with the hitting streak, Lopes is still batting just .259 this month with no homers in 85 at-bats. The 20-year-old doesn't hit for power but he does have a decent set of wheels. Lopes has ten steals on 14 attempts this year.
May 24 - 3:46 PM
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