Street. Petersburg, Florida – Ischia Keener Valiva He didn’t lose his job as the New York Yankees had a short start.
At least for now.
The Yankees have called up one of their most valuable potential players, a 22-year-old Venezuelan player Oswald Perazaahead of a crucial three-game streak against his AL East rival on Friday, as the league’s main roster expanded to 28 players at the start of September.
But Yankees manager Aaron Boone stated that Kiner-Falefa would still be the start in a nutshell.
“It’s going to be seamless,” Boone said of the plan to use Peraza. “He will get some chances. How much he plays, how well he does, we will continue to evaluate him [those things] We go forward. We’ll keep it liquid. I’ll probably try to get it in there tomorrow [Saturday]. But we are trying to win. Hopefully he’s a part of that.”
For Kiner-Falefa, it made no difference whether Boone said he was still his starting point or not. As a kid, Kiner-Falefa grew up rooting for the Yankees, particularly when it came to legendary player Derek Jeter, who was his childhood hero.
“It doesn’t matter,” Keener Valeva told ESPN, referring to Boone that he was still the initiator. “I just want to win whatever it takes. [Peraza] He got the chance to play here. What he does with it is up to him. But it’s always great to see a guy with a great year get a chance late in the year because sometimes organizations don’t give these guys a chance.”
Kiner-Falefa admitted that when he first traded with the Yankees, he looked at some of the comments and criticism from fans on social media.
“There was a lot of anger, even Yankees fans just wanted me to get hurt and things like that, so I just got off social media. Since then, I’ve been happy,” Keener Valeva told ESPN. “And in the end, it is very good to have a player of this caliber, and Peraza has been very good all year this year. Everything that helps the team reach the world championship. That is the only goal. So whatever it takes to do it.”
The organization’s top potential player, Anthony Volpi, has been promoted to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after the Yankees called up Peraza, who is the team’s No. 3 potential player. The Yankees have also been activated Marwin Gonzalez From the paternity list to complete the list at 28.
Kiner-Falefa has impressed defensively at times, but his MLB defensive rankings, particularly in terms of above-average cadets (-2, tied 22), blocked kicks (-1, tied 21) and fouls (12) , tied for tenth) were disappointing numbers for the Yankees. In attack, Kiner-Falefa has cut .261/.310/.315 in 117 games played this season.
Since Peraza’s natural location is short, which is where he primarily started at the Palace, Boone discussed the state of playtime with Kiner-Falefa.
“I spoke to Izzy [Isiah]Boon said about Kiner-Falefa. “I expect him to continue to be in the middle of everything we do. The best thing about Isiah is that he wants to win, and he will do whatever it takes. He will be ready and keep playing a lot.”
“[Peraza] He’s going to get some chances, but I don’t want to set any expectations for him to back off. This is a great opportunity for him to rise here in this environment and hopefully be another step in his development,” Boone added, praising Peraza’s strengths. He has the ability to affect the ball. We’re looking at it as a short-term stopping point, so the ability to really play that position. He’s a really good basic runner…his overall game is what we consider a strength.”
Peraza said he found himself “short for words” when he heard he had been called up to the major leagues, and that he would finally have a chance to play for the Yankees.
“It’s hard to explain how it feels to think about the track and all the things that I had to go through to get here, playing this sport since I was a little kid, it was so exciting,” he said.