A bout of right knee soreness forced Betts from Friday's game but not before he hit his 20th home run of the season. Manager John Farrell revealed after the game that this isn't a brand new ailment -- Betts has been receiving treatment for the knee issue, which has developed since the break -- and it seems like the
Perez apparently used his demotion on July 8 as motivation as he's went 11-for-31 (.355) with seven runs and nine RBI in his last seven games for Triple-A Salt Lake. The 25-year-old will now get another crack in the majors and is due to see a few starts in the near future given Geovany Soto is on the DL currently.
Castro went 3-for-4 with an RBI double in Friday's 3-2 victory over the Giants.
His first-inning two-bagger plated Brett Gardner to open the scoring for the Yankees, and the 26-year-old followed with two subsequent singles for his sixth multi-hit outing of July. Castro is now slashing .304/.342./.449 in what has a chance to be his best month of the season to date.
Burrows, 19, is dealing with a blister on his pitching hand and was placed on the minor league DL on Saturday.
Detroit's 2015 first-round pick has a 3.88 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 43:22 K:BB in 69.2 innings, living up to his billing as a safe, yet unspectacular pitching prospect. He should return in the coming weeks and finish out the season for Low-A West Michigan.
Vogt was placed on the family medical leave list Saturday.
Bruce Maxwell was summoned from Triple-A Nashville to help behind the plate while Vogt is away. By rule, Vogt must miss at least three days and no more than seven days. After collecting eight hits in his first five games coming out of the break, Vogt has gone 0-for-9 in his last two starts.