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Whitley called to Majors; O'Brien and Roller each promoted

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As the season goes fulls team ahead many former Tampa Yankees have been given notable promotions in the last few weeks. First baseman Kyle Roller was promoted to Triple-A Scranton just last week after being named Eastern League Player of the Week for two consecutive weeks in April while playing with Double-A Trenton. Roller played with Tampa in the 2011 and 2012 seasons and was even named a Post-Season FSL All-Start and was awarded FSL Player of the Week in 2012.

Then last week catcher Pete O'Brien was promoted to Double-A Trenton after shining with the Tampa Yankees this season. O'Brien maintained a .321 batting average while with the T-Yanks along with 10 homers and 19 RBIs. So far in the five games that O'Brien had appeared in with Trenton he has hit four homers and racked up 10 RBIs. O'Brien continues to show his versatility, as he not only is a catcher but also is quite dependable in both the infield and outfield.

Former Tampa Yankee RHP Chase Whitley who played with the Tampa Yankees in 2010 and 2011, was promoted to the Majors this week and is likely to make his first Major League start on Thursday at Citi Field against the New York Mets. Having spent the last two and a half seasons with Triple-A Scranton, Whitley has shown his strength on the mound first as a reliever and now as a starter. This season Whitley has a (3-2) record with a 2.39 ERA in seven appearances, 6 being starts.

Look forward to more Yankees' Minor League promotions as the season continues on.



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