After the Yankees racked up 11 runs on four homers before the fourth out of the game could be recorded, the team was able to cruise to a win. Heathcott smacked his two-run homer in the seventh inning to increase his team's lead to 13 runs. He's 5 for 12 in his first three starts in the majors.
Heathcott is a former top-100 prospect. He was batting .285 with one home run and 17 RBI in 37 games for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre prior to his promotion. He had a .270/.345/.398/.743 slash line over seven seasons in the minors.
"I’ll use (Heathcott) for late innings for defense, and I could use him as a pinch runner," mnager Joe Girardi said, per the Journal News. "But he’s going to get some starts. I’m going to put him in the lineup and see how he does."
Heathcott was originally drafted by the Yankees in the first round of the 2009 draft. He's been toiling around in the minor leagues since then, never getting a taste of the Major Leagues. He's never really hit all that well in the Yankees' system, as he has a career .270 minor league batting average with 21 home runs.
This year he is batting .285 with four doubles, a triple and a home run in 151 at-bats at Triple-A. He's played mostly center field during his career and will likely be a depth piece for manager Joe Girardi in Ellbury's absence.
Ellsbury left Tuesday's loss to the Nationals in the fourth inning with the knee issue.
To fill the roster spot, the Yankees will call up outfielder
In 36 games in Triple-A this season, Heathcott was hitting .280 with one homer and 17 RBI.
Mitchell allowed six earned runs in 7 1/3 innings this spring. Flores hit .206/.270/.412 with two home runs in 34 spring at-bats.
In addition to the options, the Yankees reassigned catchers
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