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BBTN: Teams Making Critical Decisions As Deadline Nears

Before hearing from Mike Trout and Bryce Harper, and a conversation with Pirates P Ivan Nova, Buster Olney and Bob Nightengale go rapid-fire on the trade market. Plus, Jon Sciambi weighs in on the looming deadline, the Yankees' bullpen and much more.

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Aaron Judge (NYY) went 0-for-1 on Wednesday, striking out as a pinch-hitter in the 9th inning in Minnesota. He's 3-for-26 with no extra-base hits since the All-Star break, and his 34-AB homerless streak is the 2nd-longest of his career (had a streak of 41 last year).

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Aaron Judge (NYY) went 0-for-1 on Wednesday, striking out as a pinch-hitter in the 9th inning in Minnesota. He's 3-for-26 with no extra-base hits since the All-Star break, and his 34-AB homerless streak is the 2nd-longest of his career (had a streak of 41 last year).

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Yanks put Frazier at 3B, switch Headley to 1B

Chase Headley, who has played 14 games at first base in his 10-year career, will make the switch there as new Yankees acquisition Todd Frazier will take over 3B duties.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Todd Frazier says he plans to ask Paul O'Neil if he can wear his No. 21. Frazier has worn it his whole career in honor of O'Neil. LaTroy Hawkins is the only Yankee to have worn 21 since O'Neil. It didn't go well.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Todd Frazier, who grew up in Toms River, New Jersey, says his favorite player was Paul O'Neill but specifies "I was NOT a Yankee fan, I was a baseball fan."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Todd Frazier with his left hand wrapped in ice. Says he feels fine and it's just preventive.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Chase Headley will predominantly play first, as Todd Frazier will be the regular third baseman, Joe Girardi said.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Yankees lose 6-1 to the Twins and have not won a series since a 3-game sweep from 6/9-11 vs. Baltimore. They are now 0-8-2 in their last 10 series, their longest stretch without a series win since going 0-8-3 over 11 series from 8/23-9/30/91.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees might be moving and shaking, but they are still losing. They have lost 22 of their last 32 games after Minnesota beat them, 6-1, on Wednesday afternoon. Yankees rookie starter Jordan Montgomery gave up all six runs in the second inning. Montgomery lasted through six, but the damage was already done. Aaron Judge had the day off. The Yankees start a four-game series in Seattle on Thursday.

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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Reading between the lines, GM Brian Cashman implied bullpen roles would be adjusted and Yankees could start using relievers such as Dellin Betances and Tommy Kahnle to put out fires in flexible roles starting from the 5th inning, which would be similar to Andrew Miller's role with the Indians. Yankees pitchers have a 3.82 ERA in innings one to six, second-best in the AL to Tampa Bay's 3.81. Here is what Cashman said about his "improved bullpen, on paper": "Joe (Girardi) can deploy any guy at any time from the 5th, 6th inning on, depending on the game circumstance and depending on availability. I think we are in a much better position to defend ourselves and protect leads; that's the game plan."

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees may have made a big trade, but they continue to struggle. They are already down six runs in the second inning as rookie Jordan Montgomery is being smacked around. He gave up a three-run homer to Miguel Sano.

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Yankees' bullpen looks O-K

The additions of Tommy Kahnle and David Robertson give the Yankees two more relievers who miss plenty of bats. After the trade, New York has five of the top 25 pitchers in strikeout percentage.

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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees GM Brian Cashman said he will continue to engage in trade talks. The Yankees' need is a starting pitcher, but the market is very difficult and Cashman seems content to not overpay. Part of his thinking in making the trade with the White Sox that included David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle was to build the team's pitching from the back of the game forward. He said he will continue to be a "careful buy," with the idea to "maximize the present, while we protect the future." Cashman made sure to credit his boss, Hal Steinbrenner, for taking on Robertson's $13 million salary for next year.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Here is what Yankees GM Brian Cashman just told us about the Yankees trade with the White Sox to acquire infielder Todd Frazier and right-handed pitchers David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle: "The bullpen has become a little bit of an issue the last month. It's almost like we've been playing catch-up ever since (the series in Anaheim). We do believe clearly this adds some significant weapons to the high-caliber pieces we possess in the bullpen. We also hope Todd Frazier can stabilize the infield as well."

Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average3.926th
Quality Starts44Tied-12th
WHIP1.256th
BAA.2384th
Runs4974th
Batting Average.2627th
On Base Percentage.3404th
Slugging Percentage.4429th

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