Yankees call up outfielder Ryan LaMarre after brutal Tim Locastro injury

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New York Post 18 July, 2021 - 02:46pm 40 views

Why is Red Sox Yankees game postponed?

A COVID-19 outbreak within the Yankees' player group has prompted the postponement of Thursday's game between the Yankees and Red Sox at Yankee Stadium, allowing Major League Baseball to conduct continued testing and contact tracing. The league will continue to provide scheduling updates as available. MLB.comRed Sox-Yankees Thursday game postponed

By Dan Martin

July 18, 2021 | 3:46pm | Updated July 18, 2021 | 3:46pm

Ryan LaMarre returned to the Yankees outfield mix on Sunday, as he was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre prior to their series finale against the Red Sox in The Bronx.

The move came after Tim Locastro was placed on the 10-day IL with what the Yankees called a right ACL injury.

Aaron Boone said Locastro tore the ACL Saturday night after Locastro banged his knee while making a leaping grab in foul territory in the first inning of their win over Boston.

Tyler Wade replaced Locastro on Saturday, as the Yankees churn through outfielders at an astounding rate.

Locastro — acquired in a trade from the Diamondbacks on July 1 to provide outfield depth — joins Aaron Judge (COVID), Aaron Hicks (season-ending wrist surgery), Clint Frazier (vision) and Miguel Andujar (wrist) on the IL.

The Yankees also recently called up Trey Amburgey and Greg Allen to provide help in the outfield and they even used Hoy Park — also just called up from SWB — in the outfield, despite his lack of experience there.

LaMarre played three games for the Yankees in May before he was sidelined with a hamstring injury.

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Yankees fan throws baseball at Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo, hitting him in back

WCVB Boston 18 July, 2021 - 04:10pm

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Boston Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo has expressed his frustration after he was struck in the back with a baseball that was thrown at him by a New York Yankees fan.

The incident happened while the Red Sox were warming up in the field before the start of the bottom of the sixth inning of Saturday night's game at Yankee Stadium.

Verdugo, who was playing left field, began yelling at fans after he was hit from behind with the baseball, which was thrown from the left field bleachers.

According to Verdugo, he threw the ball into the stands to a young Red Sox fan, but a Yankees fan intercepted it and threw it back onto the field and hit him in the back.

"It felt like it was targeted towards me and it don’t sit well with me,” Verdugo said.

Verdugo was restrained by Boston's first base coach, Tom Goodwin, while manager Alex Cora briefly pulled all of his players off the field. The game resumed after a brief discussion with umpires near the Red Sox dugout.

“This is just a game,” Cora said. “It’s a game. It’s not life and death and it’s not this drama, and the fact that people come to the ballpark and they decided to throw a baseball (at) one of the players, I was in shock that that happened."

Video shared by a fan on social media shows that the Yankees fan who threw the baseball, who appears to be a young man, was apprehended by security shortly after hitting Verdugo.

Yankees manager Aaron Boone says he apologized to Verdugo and Cora after the game for the "awful, embarrassing, unacceptable" incident.

"Hopefully, he's in jail right now," Boone said. "It's just a bad situation. If I was Alex Cora, I would have done the same thing as far as going out and getting his guys off the field. There's zero place for that in this great game and this great rivalry. Players should never feel like they should have to worry about anything like that."

On June 5, Verdugo was recorded having a positive interaction with Yankees fans while he was wearing a microphone during a Red Sox game at Yankee Stadium.

New York ended up scoring two runs against Boston when the sixth inning resumed Saturday night. The Yankees ended up winning 3-1 after the game was called due to rain following the completion of the sixth inning.

The Red Sox and Yankees are scheduled to conclude their series at 7:08 p.m. Sunday.

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