New York Daily News | Daniel Popper: Though the Yankees have fallen from grace over the last month and a half, the team’s strong start led everyone to assume one thing: the Yankees will be buyers at the trade deadline. Brian Cashman confirmed as much yesterday. Though he said, he’s not looking to gut the farm, so they’ll be “careful buyers.” Either way, they’re going to buy, buy, buy. Cashman also voiced his support for Greg Bird and said the team still sees him as the future at first base.
New York Post | Ken Davidoff: Domingo Acevedo pitched an inning for the World team in the MLB Futures Game. Unfortunately, the outing was not ideal for Acevedo. He was knocked around for three runs and four hits in his inning of work, but the Yankees are willing to chalk it up as a learning experience for the young flamethrower. The Yankees’ other representative, outfielder Estevan Florial, struck out and walked in his two plate appearances, also for the World team.
FanRag Sports | Gary Phillips: For a while now, the Yankees have searched for their version of Ben Zobrist. Rob Refsnyder was looked at as possibly filling that role for a bit, and now it’s Tyler Wade. Though expecting Zobrist sets unrealistic expectations, it’s nice to have someone who can adequately cover multiple positions. While Wade hasn’t really brought much with the bat in his eight games thus far, he still provides the team with versatility as he’s comfortable playing just about anywhere.