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Peraza still in Yankees' plans after being knocked out

Peraza is still with the Yankees ‘ Plan after being eliminated

TAMPA, Fla. – Yankees officials announced that their No. 3 pick would be sent to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre started the season two days after expressing confidence in shortstop Oswald Peraza.

“We still think he would have a long major league career as a shortstop career,” manager Aaron Boone said. “Our message is to get to work on what you have there. Go to work and get better every day. Things can change quickly.”

Peraza brought energy to the Yankees when he was drafted Sept. 1 last year. His slash is .306/.306/. 429 exist After the game. 48/.99/. 623 and home run and 21 Stolen base at

Triple-A game.

this19 Peraza, 20, is competing for the Yankees’ Opening Day shortstop. Anthony Volpe, New York s top The prospect, was announced as Sunday’s starter.

General Manager Brian Cashman said very It’s clear that Volpe has taken control of the game, and the Yankees want him to hold the position long-term. Cashman also believes Peraza will keep working hard and be ready when the time comes.

“I know him0s are going to go there and dominate,” Cashman said. “He just has to wait for the opportunity to open up or force his way back. He has great quality that we still believe in. There’s only one spot available. … We let the best man win and Anthony Volpe took it.”

Peraza said what he thought he did asked him at the camp, He’ll take those lessons to Triple-A.

“I felt really good in training camp.… … Defensively, I feel like [I’m in] playing at the right time,” Peraza said. “The key is to keep working. I feel like I I’ve made some adjustments here or worked with our coaches and I found myself in a good position as well.”

Peraza shortstop’s future may depend on Volpe’s success. Cashman doesn’t rule out Peraza eventually switching positions, or at least working on another infield position at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

“When you reach this level now….. .I mean, Peraza is a shortstop,” Cashman said. “But I do think it would be good for us to make sure we have some flexibility with him.”

Volpe was named the best rookie in training camp

Yankees announce that Volpe has received

James P. Dawson Award, given annually to the most outstanding rookie in spring training.

Volpe, 18, beat. 259/. 404/.448 Three homers, six doubles, five stolen bases, five RBIs and 04 scored 623 Earned the starting shortstop job in the spring game.

“he knows For better or worse we ;re committed to let him handle that position, we think he ! will not let us down,” Cashman said. “We think he 0 will be in Well done for us in the short and long term.”

looking for a pitcher

Cashman said that the Yankees can their starting rotation can’t afford another injury. If it comes down to it, he might have to find another pitcher outside the organization.

“it ; possible,” Cashman said. “It very Difficult to achieve anything but you have to go through the moves to see if it’s ! possible.”

Carlos Rodón (left elbow strain) and Luis Severino (right hand strain) are expected to start the season on the injured list. Severino could miss three or four games.

Frankie Montas had February right shoulder surgery 04 This will make He’s been away for a few months.

“us& #ing); I had to cash in on some insurance policy to start that depth now ,” Cashman said. “we can not Can’t really afford to take more damage in that position until some of these guys come back.”

Schmidt Sharp for final spring outing

Clark Schmidt in Yankees’ 8-4 win over Rays at George M. Steinbrenner Field Tate struck out seven in 4 1/3 innings, scoring two runs with three hits and a walk in his final game of the spring on Monday. Schmidt throws 33 balls, 27 Strike.

“In terms of location and command, this Probably the best thing I’ve had in camp,” Schmidt said. “I’m very encouraged by it. I lost a little gas there at the end, but that is part of spring training to be able to build pitch counts. I B I am very satisfied with today’s work.”

Schmidt is scheduled to start Saturday against the Giants at Yankee Stadium.




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