The 27-year-old batted .253 with 24 longballs and 172 RBI in 1460 at-bats in 403 contests across five seasons of minor league baseball. Ruta reached as high as the Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas, in the San Diego Padres' system, last campaign.
The new team will replace the Staten Island Yankees (short-season Single-A), who started in 1999 and lasted until 2019 before COVID-19 caused the cancellation of the 2020 season.
Other possible teams joining the Cyclones and Renegades could be Lowell (Red Sox), the Wilmington Blue Rocks (Royals), Aberdeen IronBirds (Baltimore), and Jersey Shore BlueClaws (Phillies), per Masslive.com.
Hudson Valley Renegades to host Yankees' Class “A” Advanced team.
A former Yankees first-round pick, 32nd overall, of the 2010 MLB June Amateur Draft out of Irondequoit High School (Rochester, NY), Culver played in eight seasons within New York's organization, reaching as high as Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in 2016 and 2017.
The private meet-and-greet will go on from 5:30 P.M. until 6:30 p.m., then Baker will throw out the first pitch before returning to the concourse for a general public meet-and-greet from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Newcomers to the coaching staff, Dustin Glant (Pitching Coach) and Ryan Chipka (Hitting Coach) will join Fiorito, as well as returnees Teuris Olivares (Defensive Coach), Jon Becker (Athletic Trainer), and Danny Smith (Strength & Conditioning Coach). Ryan Shute will once again be the Clubhouse Manager for the 2020 season and Luke Morris joins as the Video Manager.
Schmidt pitched well in last season, posting a 6-5 record with 3.57 ERA while whiffing 102 batters and only allowing 28 walks in 90.2 innings in 19 games at three minor league stops.
Six=foot eight pitcher Betances agrees to one-year deal with New York Mets.
By Jerry Del Priore There was a Godzilla sighting yesterday in Staten Island. No, not the Japanese movie monster, but former New York Yankee great Hideki Matsui, who, along with his Matsui 55 Baseball Foundation, hosted a baseball clinic for approximately 30 children ages 11-12 from local baseball leagues Saturday morning at Richmond County Bank … Continue reading Hideki Matsui Hosts Baseball Clinic for Staten Island Children