Movement A Plenty on the Yankees Farm

    On Saturday, the New York Yankees made several player moves throughout the farm system.

    At the Double-A level, the Trenton Thunder announced that outfielder Trey Amburgey was activated off the disabled list.   Amburgey was placed on the disabled list on April 28 with concussion-like symptoms.

    Trenton Thunder’s Cesar Diaz is congratulated after scoring against the Harrisburg Senators in Trenton on Friday, May 4, 2018. (Photo by Martin Griff)

    To make room for Amburgey on the Trenton roster, Cesar Diaz was reassigned to extended spring training.  Diaz has logged a lot of miles this season, appearing in 12 games for the Tampa Tarpons, Trenton Thunder, and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.

    Nick Nelson will make his first start for the Tampa Tarpons (Martin Griff)

    In the Florida State League, Nick Nelson was officially promoted from the Charleston RiverDogs and will make the start on Saturday night for Tampa.  The former fourth-round draft pick was 1-1 with a 3.65 ERA over five starts for the RiverDogs and struck out 35 batters in 24 2/3 innings.

    Chase Hodson is heading to extended spring training (Bryan Green)

    In order for the Tarpons to fit Nelson on the roster, they announced that relief pitcher Chase Hodson was re-assigned to extended spring training.  Hodson, 25, had struck out eight batters in 6 2/3 innings over five games out of the bullpen, allowing just one run on three hits and five walks.

    Alexander Vargas will rejoin the RiverDogs after pitching in Double-A and High-A earlier this year. (Martin Griff)

    Taking Nelson’s spot in Charleston will be right-handed pitcher Alexander Vargas, who will make the start for the RiverDogs on Sunday.  Vargas has made one spot-start this season for the Trenton Thunder, striking out four in 4 1/3 innings in his Double-A debut.  He allowed just two hits and two walks.  He also had a one-inning appearance for the Tampa Tarpons earlier this season.