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Oswald Peraza Yankees Source: MLB.com

The New York Yankees defeated the Minnesota Twins 5-1 in the series opener on Tuesday to claim the sole possession of the AL-East top spot. In yet another offensive masterclass, Giancarlo Stanton and Alex Verdugo added three runs combined to lead the Yank’s charge in the away series opener.

That being said, with the season inching closer to the All-Star break, the New York Yankees have begun exploring more roster options as injured players are making their way back into the mix. In the latest development, the Bronx Bombers reinstated the key relief arm and also moved the rehabbing infielder to the next stage.


Oswald Peraza To Progress Into Double-A For Second Rehab Assignment

Oswald Peraza. (Photo: MiLB)

Oswald Peraza, the highly touted prospect in the New York Yankees organization, is set to take another significant step in his recovery journey. Peraza picked up a shoulder injury during spring training and was shut down for 8-10 weeks. He was sent back to the club’s training facility in Tampa for rehabilitation, and after a month of grinding, Peraza marked his return to the field last month. The infield prospect commenced a minor league rehab assignment with a Single-A affiliate team and racked up two hits, a home run, and three runs scored in two games. Given his encouraging progress, the franchise has decided to speed up his recovery plan to ensure an early return to the major league lineup.

Earlier this week, the New York Yankees announced that Oswald Peraza will progress into Double-A Somerset Patriots for a second rehab assignment stint. For Peraza, the opportunity to compete in Double-A represents a major milestone in his recovery journey and a chance to prove himself against elite competition. After battling through the challenges of injury, Peraza is eager to showcase his talents and remind the organization why he is considered one of their top prospects. That being said, it’s still unclear as to when Peraza will be eligible to transition into major league. However, the current steps have been promising, and the Yanks would surely expect Oswald Peraza to be back in the lineup in the second half of the tournament. It’s important to note that Peraza will likely have to settle in the bench role upon return due to tight competition.

Nick Burdi Replaces Ron Marinaccio In Yankees Bullpen

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Nick Burdi delivers a pitch during Yankees’ batting practice on Friday. Charles Wenzelberg / New York Post

In a significant bullpen shuffle, the New York Yankees optioned hot relief pitcher Ron Marinaccio to the minor league in order to accommodate injury return arm Nick Burdi into the bullpen. Burdi was out with a hip injury and recently completed his rehab assignment successfully. The reliever threw 6.1 scoreless innings in the spring and hence made a strong case for himself.

His combination of four-seam fastball and slider is one of his biggest strengths, as per Yankees pitching coach Matt Blake. However, Ron Marinaccio had to be the one to make the ultimate sacrifice. His season ERA was below 2, and his stuff was accurate and on the money in his limited appearances. That being said, Ron isn’t worried about the demotion. While he’s upset, the reliever understands that it’s the art and parcel of the sport.

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