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New York Yankees selects Triple A Scaranton against Boston Red Sox

Adams, who turns 24 on Friday, will be filling J.A. Happ's place in the rotation after Happ wound up on the DL with hand, foot and mouth disease.


Reuters 04 Aug 2018, 05:38 PM United States

Right-hander Chance Adams will make his major league debut on Saturday after the New York Yankees selected him from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre for a start against the Boston Red Sox.

That's a lot of pressure to place on a newcomer like Adams, who is 3-5 with a 4.50 ERA in 21 Triple-A starts this season.

"Obviously we're a little depleted here of late in some of the moves we've had to make," said Yankees manager Aaron Boone, who remained hopeful Adams would be up to the task.

"Hopefully he, as we've seen with a lot of our guys, they've come up and been able to handle these situations."

Adams, who turns 24 on Friday, will be filling J.A. Happ's place in the rotation after Happ wound up on the DL with hand, foot and mouth disease.

Righthander Tommy Kahnle was optioned back to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in a corresponding move. Kahnle pitched a perfect eighth inning in a 4-1 loss to the Red Sox on Friday night.

Kahnle was 1-0 with a 6.30 ERA in nine relief appearances for New York.

The Yankees also announced they had acquired RHP George Kontos from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for cash and have assigned him to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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