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Yankees Second Base Job Down To Tyler Wade, Gleyber Torres

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The race is heating up for the New York Yankees 2nd baseman gig as it apparently is set to go down to the wire.

Yankees manager Aaron Boone is keeping his cards close to his chest in terms of what he is thinking of the 2nd base battle between Tyler Wade and Gleyber Torres.

Could the battle come down to the last minute of spring training?

“Possibly,” Boone said on Friday, according to NJ.com.

“We have good options and guys are making it so it is a decision. Guys are playing well and continuing to keep themselves in that conversation.

“It’s fluid, though. It could be something that comes down to the end. It could be something that we name earlier. It just kind of depends. All the guys kind of vying for it are still guys that we want to see and on some level, very excited about.”

While Wade and Torres are the big names in the mix, it appears it is not just a 2-man race as Danny Espinosa is made a couple of starts at 2nd. Wade and Torres have made at least 5 starts a piece.

Jace Peterson and Ronald Torreyes haven’t received the playing time at 2nd to truly factor in.

Wade may have the edge due to his lefty bat fitting into a righty dominant lineup and he is also hitting above .300 this spring.

Torres and Espinosa have both struggled at the plate, but Torres is touted as the 2nd baseman of the future and the Yankees have invested a lot in that notion, so that could help push Torres in the end.

 

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Red Sox Designate Eduardo Nunez For Assignment

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Eduardo Nunez

The Boston Red Sox have designated infielder Eduardo Nunez for assignment, according to a team announcement on Monday.

Boston also optioned right hander Hector Velazquez to Triple A Pawtucket.

In corresponding moves, the Red Sox have called up right hander Ryan Weber and first basemen/outfielder Sam Travis from Triple A.

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Royals Considered Likely to be Moving Billy Hamilton, Terrance Gore

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Billy Hamilton

As the trade deadline approaches, the Kansas City Royals may be ready to enter sale mode.

According to MLB.com’s Jeffrey Flanagan, the Royals may be moving both Billy Hamilton and Terrance Gore, who has already been designated for assignment.

Hamilton has been dropped to a backup role following the Royals call up of top prospect Bubba Starling, and hasn’t started a game since July 3rd.

Hamilton has posted a .217/.284/.271 slash line this season.

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Orioles’ Mychal Givens Drawing Trade Interest

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Mychal Givens

The Baltimore Orioles are again going to be sellers at the trade deadline and it appears that closer Mychal Givens is available, and drawing interest, according to MASNSports’ Rock Kubatko.

Per the report, the Washington Nationals and the Philadelphia Phillies have expressed interest in the pitcher.

Givens has posted a 4.50 ERA this season for Baltimore.

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