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Top Estevan Florial News

  • Yankees' Estevan Florial: Outrighted to Triple-A

    Florial cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre by the Yankees on Friday.

    It's a bit surprising that the former top prospect cleared waivers, but the Yankees are surely happy to keep him around as outfield depth. Florial has just a .579 OPS over 30 games at the major-league level.

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  • Yankees' Estevan Florial: Designated for assignment

    Florial was designated for assignment by the Yankees on Saturday.

    Florial made the Yankees' Opening Day roster but didn't last long. The 25-year-old has raw tools but has struck out in a third of his 63 major-league plate appearances, hitting .185/.302/.278 for his career. Reliever Colten Brewer's contract was selected in a corresponding move.

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  • Yankees' Estevan Florial: Likely to make Opening Day roster

    Yankees manager Aaron Boone implied Tuesday that Florial has a chance to make the Opening Day roster, Marly Rivera of reports.

    Florial was believed to be battling Rafael Ortega for the final spot on the roster, but after Ortega was granted his release, it appears the former top prospect has won a job. While Florial didn't impress with the bat during the Grapefruit League with a .536 OPS over 53 at-bats, he did show well with the glove, and the 25-year-old will likely be a defensive replacement in the late innings when needed. The Yankees also could make a move for another outfielder before Thursday, but it appears that right now Florial is locked in to a bench role.

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  • Yankees' Estevan Florial: Optioned to Triple-A

    Florial was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Sunday.

    Florial logged just 11 at-bats in two weeks up with the big club. The move opens a spot on the active roster for Anthony Rizzo (head).

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  • Yankees' Estevan Florial: Back in big leagues

    Florial was recalled by the Yankees on Saturday.

    Florial got into eight games for the Yankees earlier this season, going 1-for-20 with eight strikeouts. He'll give the team some extra outfield depth with Andrew Benintendi (wrist) on the injured list and could be needed to start some games, but he's yet to show anything that would get fantasy managers excited.

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  • Yankees' Estevan Florial: Sent back to minors

    Florial was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after Tuesday's win over the Mets.

    Florial entered as a defensive replacement late in Tuesday's contest but didn't register a plate appearance. The 24-year-old was promoted by New York last week and appeared in four games during his brief stint in the majors, going 1-for-9 with an RBI, a run and four strikeouts.

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  • Yankees' Estevan Florial: On bench for third straight

    Florial remains out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Mets.

    The Yankees have seemingly tabled any plans of deploying Florial as an everyday player, as the lefty-hitting outfielder will be on the bench against a right-handed pitcher (Taijuan Walker) for the third consecutive game. Aaron Judge will pick up another start in center field at Florial's expense, with Oswaldo Cabrera effectively replacing Florial in right field.

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  • Yankees' Estevan Florial: Sitting again Monday

    Florial will sit Monday versus the Mets.

    Florial will be on the bench for the second straight game and third time in four contests overall. Aaron Judge will shift over to center field while Marwin Gonzalez starts in right field and bats ninth against the Mets.

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  • Yankees' Estevan Florial: Takes seat Sunday

    Florial is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Blue Jays.

    Florial will take a seat for the series finale after going 1-for-9 with an RBI and a run while starting in three of the Yankees' last four games. Though Florial has gotten off to an underwhelming start since being called up from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre a few days ago, the Yankees don't yet appear prepared to pull the plug on him as their primary center fielder. Aaron Hicks will spell Florial in center field Sunday, however.

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  • Yankees' Estevan Florial: Sitting Friday

    Florial isn't starting Friday against the Blue Jays.

    Florial started the last two games and went 0-for-5 with a run and two strikeouts. Aaron Judge is shifting to center field while Oswaldo Cabrera starts in right.

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  • Yankees' Estevan Florial: Called up, will start Wednesday

    The Yankees recalled Florial from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday, Mark Feinsand of reports. Manager Aaron Boone said Florial will start in center field and bat eighth Wednesday against the Rays, according to Chris Kirschner of The Athletic.

    New York brought up two of its top prospects in Florial and Oswaldo Cabrera from Triple-A and will immediately insert the two into the starting nine, while reserve outfielders Miguel Andujar and Tim Locastro were sent back to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in corresponding moves. At the very least, Florial should serve as the Yankees' fourth outfielder while he's up with the big club, and he could even supplant the struggling Aaron Hicks as the team's primary center fielder. Hicks is on the bench Wednesday for the second day in a row to clear a spot in the lineup for Florial, who had slashed .300/.375/.500 over his final 12 games at Triple-A prior to being promoted.

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  • Yankees' Estevan Florial: Making return to majors

    The Yankees plan to recall Florial from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre ahead of Wednesday's game against the Rays, Bob Klapisch of The New York Times reports.

    Florial has had brief stops in the big leagues over each of the last three seasons, but the Yankees may be prepared to give the 24-year-old a more permanent look in their outfield as the team looks to end its 3-11 slide to begin August. Aaron Hicks (.119 batting average this month) has been one of the many culprits of the Yankees' ongoing slide, so manager Aaron Boone could be ready to give Florial a trial run as an everyday player with the hope he can inject some life into the offense. Florial has supplied an .864 OPS over 398 plate appearances at Triple-A this season and has slashed .300/.375/.500 with five extra-base hits and three stolen bases over his last 12 games.

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  • Yankees' Estevan Florial: Red hot in Triple-A

    Florial is in the midst of a 10-game hitting streak with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, and he's slashing .417/.511/1.083 with six home runs, six doubles, 10 RBI, three stolen bases and an 8:10 BB:K over that stretch.

    Florial was hitting .288 in the minors before the streak started, and he's pushed that average up to .307 with the scorching hot stretch. The 24-year-old also has 11 home runs and 26 steals over 65 games for the Triple-A club this season, though his 29.4 percent strikeout rate is still a concern. The Yankees are relatively healthy and aren't exactly hurting for offense, so it's uncertain whether Florial's big minor-league numbers will earn him a call-up anytime soon. He's played in four big-league games with New York this season, going 0-for-11 with four strikeouts and a stolen base.

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  • Yankees' Estevan Florial: Returned to Triple-A

    Florial was returned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after the Yankees' doubleheader Thursday against the Angels.

    Florial didn't appear in either game and will immediately head back to the minors. He's picked up 12 plate appearances with the Yankees this season, but he has yet to record a hit.

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  • Yankees' Estevan Florial: Joins New York for twin bill

    The Yankees recalled Florial from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and appointed him as their 27th man for Thursday's doubleheader with the Angels.

    Aaron Judge, Joey Gallo, Aaron Hicks and Miguel Andujar are all healthy and represent the Yankees' top options in the outfield or at designated hitter, so Florial's stay with the big club is unlikely to extend beyond Thursday. Over his previous four games with the Yankees this season, Florial has gone hitless over 11 at-bats.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 195 lbs
Birthplace: Barahona, Dominican Republic
Age: 25
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: L, R