Weekly Mailbag: The Fate of the Replacements, Hicks, Garcia, and Stats!

Weekly Mailbag: The Fate of the Replacements, Hicks, Garcia, and Stats!

The questions were really great this week, everyone, and I’m sorry that I can’t get to all of them. Know that I’m keeping some of the questions that have not been answered in the hopper for future mailbags, if the questions remain relevant. Without further ado, let’s get at it:

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Quick Hit: Yankees Win First Game of DH, Thanks to HR's by Torres (2), Sanchez & Maybin

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Yankees 5, Mariners 4: Yanks Walk-Off in the Bottom of the 9th

Yankees 5, Mariners 4: Yanks Walk-Off in the Bottom of the 9th

On a rainy Tuesday, the replacement Yankees created enough offense to pick up the pitching staff to earn an exciting win over the Mariners in walk-off fashion. Masahiro Tanaka did not have his best stuff, the defense behind him was questionable at best, and rain caused a roughly 1.5 hour delay in the middle of the 6th inning, but the Yankees found a way to squeeze out a win.

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Yankees 6, Giants 4: Sanchez Leads the Yanks Over the Giants

Yankees 6, Giants 4: Sanchez Leads the Yanks Over the Giants

The Yanks won again on a sunny afternoon in San Francisco, 6-4, taking the first two games of a three game set vs. the Giants, moving the Yanks to 16-11 overall. Do not let the close score fool you: the Yankees were in complete control of this game, even as the wheels nearly came off at the end. In reality, the story of the game can be told in two innings.

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Yankees Acquire OF Depth Piece in Cameron Maybin

Yankees Acquire OF Depth Piece in Cameron Maybin

Earlier today, Jack Curry of the YES Network reported that the Yankees had made a deal with the Cleveland Indians to acquire Triple-A outfielder, and former MLB starter, Cameron Maybin.

This move comes after the Yankees announced early this past morning that they had moved their 5th outfielder to the IL in Clint Frazier for a left-ankle sprain. To take his place on the 25-Man roster, RHP Joseph Harvey was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Maybin, 32, can play all three OF positions, and has been bouncing around organizations for the last couple of seasons, playing for the Angels, Astros, Mariners, and Marlins through 2017 and 2018. A long-term veteran in the big leagues, if he breaks the 25-Man roster, he’ll have made it into his 13th MLB season.

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