It’s indeed a new day for the Yankees.
The Yankees announced the call-ups of infielder / outfielder Tyler Johnson and outfielder Aaron Judge. Both youngsters were in the starting lineup for Saturday afternoon’s home game against the Tampa Bay Rays.
The Yankees closed the book on the Alex Rodriguez era, announcing the designated hitter’s official release from the team.
Austin was selected by the Yankees in the 13th round of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft. The 24-year old batted .323/.415/.637 with 13 home runs and 49 RBIs in 57 games at Triple-A, he’s a career .287 hitter in the minor leagues.
Judge, at 6’7″, won’t be hard to find in right field. The 24-year old is one of the Yankees’ top-ranked prospects in their system, he was the team’s first round draft pick in 2013. Judge batted .323/.415/.637 with 13 home runs and 49 RBIs in 57 games at Triple-A.
It appears the fans will get a good look at Judge over the next few weeks, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Judge will be the everyday starting right-fielder.
On a day where the 1996 World Series Championship team is honored and celebrated, the Yankees have officially taken another step towards their future.