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Yankees acquire Garrett Cooper

The Yankees took a step toward replenishing their first base depth Thursday. The team announced it acquired Garrett Cooper from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for lefty reliever Tyler Webb. Cooper was sent to SWB, but had yet to report before the team's game...

Lineup ch-ch-changes

Lineup ch-ch-changes

Here's what the RailRiders lineup looked like a little more than two weeks ago at the start of a quick homestand against Rochester on June 13: Tyler Wade, shortstop Dustin Fowler, center field Greg Bird, designated hitter Tyler Austin, first base Clint Frazier, left...

For Fowler, a long road back…but, there is a road

For Fowler, a long road back…but, there is a road

Yankees trainer Steve Donohue and manager Joe Girardi attend to injured former RailRiders outfielder Dustin Fowler in the bottom of the first inning on Thursday night in Chicago as teammates Tyler Wade (39) and Jacoby Ellsbury look on. Fowler suffered a rupture of his...

Some thoughts after a crazy night for the Yankees

Some thoughts after a crazy night for the Yankees

Tyler Wade has made his mark with his bat during his tenure with the RailRiders. But does he fit in at second base with the Yankees, or will he be the utility man they've been planning on him being as he prepares for his major league debut? Times-Tribune photo by...

That one time Mark Payton faced Roger Clemens

That one time Mark Payton faced Roger Clemens

With Roger Clemens coming to PNC Field tonight ... In 2012, Roger Clemens pitched an inning of the University of Texas alumni game. Batting third for the Longhorns that day: Mark Payton. Payton, the RailRiders outfielder, paid attention to the first two hitters. Once...

Postgame notes: Higashioka headed for doctor

Postgame notes: Higashioka headed for doctor

A few notes from the clubhouse after tonight's game. Higashioka leaves game Catcher Kyle Higashioka left Wednesday's game between the bottom of the seventh and top of the eighth inning. Higashioka hit a high flyout to left in the seventh, then Eddy Rodriguez took his...

Tyler Austin catching steam, but will it be enough?

Tyler Austin catching steam, but will it be enough?

Tyler Austin (right) is greeted at home plate by Miguel Andujar after Austin's three-run home run in the first inning on Tuesday night at PNC Field. Times-Tribune photo by Jason Farmer. Funny how the most popular players in Triple-A always seem to be the ones playing...

Torres’ best AAA game, AB by AB

Torres’ best AAA game, AB by AB

RailRiders infielder Gleyber Torres glances at his bat during a game in Columbus last week. MILB Photo by David Monseur. I love this photo, by the way. I love photos that tell the entire story, without words. And this one sort of does, doesn't it? Because that bat is...