Here are some notes:
- A.J. Burnett was victimized by a career high 12 hits and a pair of home runs as he allowed 6 runs over 7 innings.
- Alex Rodriguez was in the lineup as the DH, but he left after 1 at bat when he re-aggravated his calf injury. He’s day-to-day and isn’t expected to go on the DL.
- After the game the Yankees completed the Austin Kearns trade by sending RHP Zach McAllister to Cleveland as the player to be named later.
- According to the NY Post, the Yankees plan on promoting RHP Ivan Nova in September and will use him in the rotation.
Obviously the biggest news here is that McAllister was dealt to Cleveland. McAllister was once considered a top prospect in the Yankees organization, but the Yankees seem to have soured on him after a poor season in Triple-A this year (8-10, 5.09). This is a case where he might end up being a decent back-of-the-rotation type, but the Yankees don’t need that. They have Nova who they think more highly of now and Dellin Betances, Andrew Brackman, and Manny Banuelos behind him who they also like more. McAllister is worth more to the Yankees as trade fodder than as an actually player.