MiLB Spring Training Day One Notes


Minor league spring training games began on Friday with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders and Trenton Thunder taking on the Pirates Triple-A and Double-A teams at the Yankees Player Development and Scouting Complex in Tampa.

Due to Bobby Mitchell and the Triple-A staff being at big league camp all the minor league staffs were coaching up a level.  Jay Bell managed the Triple-A Yankees, Pat Osborn managed the Double-A team while Julio Mosquera managed High-A and Lino Diaz managed the Class-A team.

As for the players:

  • Gleyber Torres batted third and went 2-for-3 with a home run and double for the RailRiders.  Torres earned three RBIs and committed one error in the field.
  • Dalton Blaser hit a homerun.
  • DIllon Tate got the start for Scranton and struck out 4 in 4 innings of work.  The home run was hit by Cole Tucker.  Tate operated 92-95 and had good break on his pitches and mixed in a few changeups.
  • Jordan Foley pitched 1 2/3 innings and struck out five batters.
  • Kyle Higashioka went 0-for-3 but threw out a runner.
  • Infielder Mandy Alvarez had two doubles for the Trenton Thunder.
  • Power pitcher Domingo Acevedo is slated to pitch on Monday, seeing his first action of the spring.