As it stated in With right field a toss up between Aaron Judge and Aaron Hicks, first base Greg Bird’s to lose and Starlin Castro entrenched at second base, Refsnyder doesn’t really have anywhere to go.
The Yankees have let teams know Refsnyder is available via trade, according to a report from the New York Post’s George King.
Refsnyder isn’t considered a great defender at second base, the corner outfield or first base — the positions he’s played in the majors.
Still a useful piece: While Refsnyder hasn’t been a Gold Glover — or anywhere close — in the majors, he’s shown he’s willing to do whatever’s asked of him and that he’s adaptable.
He also hasn’t shown he can hit for much power, though he’s got solid line-drive ability, knows the strike zone and recognizes pitches.
As it stated in From the New York Post comes the following trade rumor:According to a person with knowledge of the situation, the Yankees have let clubs know they are willing to listen to trade offers for infielder/outfielder Rob Refsnyder.
Yankees utility man Rob Refsnyder might not have an MLB roster spot available to him this year, but that could change in the upcoming days along with a change of scenery.
Torres could play second base, with Starlin Castro shifting to third base.
So, as noted, it doesn’t look like there’s going to be much place for Refsnyder in the near future.
And then there’s the matter of hot-shot prospect Gleyber Torres, a shortstop by trade who is somewhat blocked by Didi Gregorius.
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As Fan Injuries Gain Visibility, Rob Manfred Talks Increased Safety Netting At MLB Ballparks
Last year the league made several recommendations around increased safety netting in an effort to bring the injuries down.
“Fan safety is a very high priority for the league.” At issue, he said, was how each ballpark is designed and the installation of increased netting.
“This is a very difficult issue to regulate with a single set of ‘rules’ because of the differences in the various stadiums as they were not initially designed to have this increased netting.
This has not been lost on MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred.
While numerous stories have surrounded addressing pace of play, I interviewed Manfred this past week with the majority of questions surrounding increased safety netting and how matters may have changed from when recommendations were made last season..“Our position has always been the same,” said Manfred.
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