Newsday | Erik Boland: When there’s lightning, there’s thunder. For the next ten days, however, that thunder won’t be red. Clint Frazier was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left oblique strain. Aaron Hicks, who coincidentally was also on the DL with an oblique strain, was activated to take Frazier’s roster spot. Frazier’s injury isn’t thought to be as serious and more precautionary.
CBS: CC Sabathia flew to New York for testing after leaving Tuesday’s start with pain in his knee. Tests showed no new damage in his knee which is positive. If Sabathia needs to miss a start or more (he’s currently doubtful for at least the next one) Jordan Montgomery would likely be recalled to take Sabathia’s spot. Brady Lail has already been penciled to take Montgomery’s start in Triple-A.
New York Post | Joel Sherman: Last year, in the midst of their franchise-altering sale, the Yankees sent Carlos Beltran to the Rangers in exchange for Dillon Tate. Tate was the fourth overall pick in the 2015 draft but lost his control and velocity when with the Rangers. So the Rangers gave up on him for a half season of Beltran. The Yankees saw Tate as a lottery ticket and took a chance. So far it’s paying off as Tate has reclaimed his place as a top prospect and was in high demand during the trade deadline.
NPR | Tom Goldman: Plenty has been made about the upcoming Players’ Weekend and how teams will wear alternate jerseys with nicknames on the back. It’s been accused of being a cash grab, but it’s more than that as the players are the ones who wanted this so they can showcase their individuality and so they can connect with their fans. (Look for a quote from PSA’s very own Tyler Norton in here and a link to an article by yours truly!)
SB Nation | Whitney McIntosh: The Yankees were trying to acquire Jay Bruce from the Mets before he was ultimately shipped off to Cleveland. Supposedly a deal never happened because the Yankees didn’t want to fully pay Bruce’s remaining salary and the Mets wanted salary relief. Now, the two sides fighting through the media. This also includes a note that the two teams might’ve had a deal in place for Neil Walker that fell through after the Yankees got Sonny Gray. Hmm.