Estevan Florial Will Be Called Up From Triple-A By The Yankees

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As the Yankees continue to look for a spark, it looks like New York will give one of their prospects a chance to play in pinstripes.

Bob Klapisch of NJ Advance Media says that the Yankees are likely to bring Estevan Florial up from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday.

Florial, who is 24 years old, has had a good season with the RailRiders. He was hitting .284/.365/.487 with 14 home runs, 37 RBI, and 32 stolen bases through Tuesday’s games.

Before Tuesday’s game at Yankee Stadium, Aaron Boone, the manager of the Yankees, was asked about Florial and a possible promotion.

Florial was New York’s No. 1 prospect back in 2019. He is an outfielder who has played a few games with the Yankees over the years but hasn’t been able to stick around for more than a few games at a time.

The big-hitting outfielder is 7-for-34 (.206) in 16 big-league games over the last three years. In his time with the Yankees, he has hit a HR, driven in 2 runs, and struck out 12 times.

Boone also said that injuries and a lack of consistency have slowed Florial’s development in the past. Throughout his career, he has also had trouble limiting swings and misses, which is a weakness in his game that has kept him from reaching his full power potential.

If Florial does get called up on Wednesday, New York has a few choices about what to do with its roster.

DJ LeMahieu‘s right big toe is inflamed, so the Yankees may place him on the injured list. Since the Mets have been playing with a short bench lately, manager Aaron Boone said on Tuesday that a decision on a possible IL stint for LeMahieu would be made on Wednesday. LeMahieu is day-to-day and hasn’t been available since Saturday.

LeMahieu, though, is an infielder. When it comes to the outfielders for New York, Miguel Andjar or Tim Locastro could be sent back to Triple-A.

Aaron Hicks is signed through the 2026 season, so they have to keep him. Hicks’s play on both sides of the ball has been bad all year, but he hit a new low earlier this week. New York could also cut ties with veteran Marwin Gonzalez, who hasn’t played much in the last few months as a bench player.

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