Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Buckeyes in the Minors: Fryer involved in Yankees trade

NEW YORK -- Eric Hinske has been acquired by the New York Yankees from the Pittsburgh Pirates for a pair of minor leaguers.

Pittsburgh will receive right-hander Casey Erickson and outfielder Eric Fryer for the utilityman. In addition, the Pirates will give the Yankees cash.

The 31-year-old Hinske hit .255 in 106 at-bats this season with nine doubles, one homer and 11 RBIs, playing right field, first base and third base.

Well this is interesting. I have a Q&A with Fryer I was going to put out this week as I start to dig into summer ball action with current Buckeyes and MiLB/MLB action with former players. Oh well.

Fryer was acquired by the Yankees this past off-season, coming over from the Brewers organization. Fryer had the 2009 season to this point in High A with the Tampa Yankees. After starting out slow Fryer's bat has started to come around. Would assume Fryer will be sent to the Pirates High A team Lynchburg, in the Carolina League.

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