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Yankees' Austin Wells: Homers, drives in four
Wells went 1-for-4 with a home run and four RBI in Friday's 12-5 loss against the Royals.
Wells launched a three-run shot in the fourth inning and later added an RBI groundout. His four home runs in the majors this season have all come in his last seven games to go along with nine RBI, five runs scored, and a .296 batting average over 27 at-bats.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Austin Wells: Heads to bench
Wells will sit Saturday against the Royals, Gary Phillips of the New York Daily News reports.
Wells has three homers and eight RBI across his last four games, but his slash line through his first 18 big-league contests still sits at an unimpressive .197/.229/.439. Kyle Higashioka will crouch behind the plate Saturday.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Austin Wells: Gets breather Wednesday
Wells is absent from the lineup Wednesday at Toronto.
Ben Rortvedt will catch and bat ninth for the visiting Yankees. Wells had made four straight starts behind the plate while going 4-for-15 with two homers and four RBI.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Austin Wells: Smacks game-winning homer
Wells went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Blue Jays.
Wells played the hero Tuesday night, knocking a two-run homer off Jordan Romano in the top of the ninth of a scoreless game to give the Yankees the lead. It marked the second straight game with a two-run homer for Wells, as he also hit one Monday against Arizona. After hitting .103 over his first eight games, the rookie catcher has generated a .276 average with three homers, five runs and six RBI over his subsequent eight contests.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Austin Wells: Belts second big-league homer
Wells went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and an additional run in Monday's 6-4 win against Arizona.
Wells tied the score in the fourth inning with a two-run shot to center field. He added a single in the eighth frame and subsequently crossed the plate with the go-ahead run. The long ball was his second as a pro, both of which have come over his past four games. He's gone 5-for-15 over that span after batting 5-for-39 to begin his major-league career.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Austin Wells: Not in Thursday's lineup
Wells is absent from the lineup for Thursday's game versus the Blue Jays.
Wells popped his first major-league home run in Wednesday's loss to the Jays but will take a seat Thursday for the second time over the last three contests. Ben Rortvedt is doing the catching for Gerrit Cole.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Austin Wells: Belts first big-league long ball
Wells went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a double in a loss to the Blue Jays on Wednesday.
Wells accounted for New York's only extra-base hits in the loss, and his ninth-inning homer was the only thing that prevented the team from getting shut out. The long ball was the backstop's first in the big leagues, and this was the first time he's had more than one hit in a game. Wells has found the going tough at the plate in his first cup of coffee with the Yankees, slashing .163/.196/.326 with a 2:11 BB:K over 46 plate appearances thus far.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Austin Wells: Taking seat Tuesday
Wells is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game versus the Blue Jays.
It's a routine day off for Wells, who had caught each of the last two contests. Kyle Higashioka will be behind the plate for Clarke Schmidt.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Austin Wells: Not in lineup Friday
Wells is absent from the lineup Friday at Pittsburgh.
Ben Rortvedt will take a turn as the Yankees' catcher, with Wells and Kyle Higashioka both riding the pine. Wells, 24, has slashed just .103/.156/.138 with nine strikeouts through his first 33 plate appearances at the major-league level.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Austin Wells: On bench for nightcap
Wells is not in the lineup for the second game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Red Sox.
Wells went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in the early tilt, a 5-0 loss for the Yankees, and he is now slashing just .103/.156/.138 through his first 33 major-league plate appearances. Kyle Higashioka will start at catcher and bat ninth in the nightcap.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Austin Wells: Sitting out afternoon tilt
Wells is absent from the lineup for the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Red Sox, Chris Kirschner of The Athletic reports.
Higashioka will do the catching for Randy Vasquez in the afternoon contest. Wells is sure to be back out there for the nightcap.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Austin Wells: Not in lineup for series finale
Wells is not in the starting lineup Sunday against the Brewers.
Ben Rortvedt will catch and bat ninth if the weather allows for it in New York. Wells has gone 2-for-21 (.095) in six major-league games since earning a Sept. 1 call-up from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Austin Wells: Sitting out Thursday
Wells isn't in the Yankees' lineup Thursday against the Tigers.
Wells has gotten off to a slow start since being promoted to the majors last week, going just 2-for-14 with two RBI and a run scored across four games. Kyle Higashioka will start behind the plate in Wells' place and bat seventh.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Austin Wells: Sitting out Tuesday
Wells is absent from the lineup for Tuesday's contest against the Tigers.
Ben Rortvedt has been catching Gerrit Cole and will do so again Tuesday. Wells started each of the first three games after his recent promotion, going 2-for-10 with two RBI. He should be back in the lineup for Wednesday's contest.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Austin Wells: Called up to big leagues
The Yankees selected Wells' contract from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Friday.
Wells slashed .243/.335/.446 with 16 home runs and seven stolen bases between Double-A Somerset and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this season, which included an .841 OPS with five homers in August for S/WB. Questions remains as to whether the 2020 first-round pick is a viable catcher defensively in the long run, but he has plenty of potential with the bat and the Yankees should give him a long look over the final month.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Austin Wells: Notches hit in big-league debut
Wells went 1-for-4 in Friday's 6-2 victory against the Astros.
Wells was called up from the minors earlier Friday and batted seventh in the lineup while starting behind the plate against Houston. The 24-year-old worked the count full against Justin Verlander in his first big-league plate appearance before lacing a single to right field. Per Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, Yankees manager Aaron Bone said Friday that Wells will play "a lot" at catcher down the stretch, though New York has two other catchers on the roster in Kyle Higashioka and Ben Rortvedt.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Austin Wells: En route to majors
The Yankees will call up Wells from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre ahead of Friday's series opener at Houston, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.
Outfielder Jasson Dominguez will join Wells in the big leagues as the Yankees try to inject some excitement by promoting two of their top prospects for the final month of what has been a highly disappointing 2023 campaign. Wells, 24, is sporting an .822 OPS with five home runs and 20 RBI in 32 games since being promoted July 21 from Double-A Somerset to Triple-A and could get semi-regular starts at catcher ahead of Kyle Higashioka and Ben Rortvedt down the stretch.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Austin Wells: Bumped up to Triple-A
Wells was promoted from Double-A Somerset to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Friday, Conor Foley of The Scranton Times-Tribune reports.
Wells had been treading water at Double-A, slashing .237/.327/.443 with 11 home runs, five steals and a 22.8 percent strikeout rate in 58 games. However, Jose Trevino was placed on the big-league injured list with a torn wrist ligament, and Ben Rortvedt was promoted from Triple-A to take Trevino's place on the roster, so Wells will move up a level to take Rortvedt's place. Wells doesn't look ready for big-league pitching, but if he impresses at Triple-A, he could make his debut late in the season given how much the big club could use reinforcements.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Austin Wells: Launch angle maximized
Wells is slashing .241/.338/.422 with four home runs, two steals, a 12.5 percent walk rate and a 25.7 percent strikeout rate in his last 30 games for Double-A Somerset.
Wells turns 24 on Wednesday, and he has 107 games under his belt at Double-A dating back to last season. All told, Wells has a .250/.340/.480 slash line with 11 home runs and four steals in 52 games this season. He has a career-high 53.1 percent flyball rate, which would rank third among qualified big-league hitters behind Jack Suwinski (60 percent) and Max Muncy (53.3 percent).... See More ... See Less
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