CHARLESTON, S.C. - The New York Yankees have announced that left-handed pitcher Caleb Frare and right-handed pitcher Angel Rincon have been promoted to the High-A Tampa Yankees. In addition to the two players leaving, the Yankees have announced that left-handed pitcher Josh Rogers has been promoted to Charleston from Staten Island.
Frare, 22, was selected by the Yankees in the 11th round of the 2012 first-year player draft out of Custer County High School in Miles City, Montana. In 30 appearances out of the bullpen with Charleston, the lefty went 4-2 with three saves and a 2.35 ERA. In 46.0 innings he allowed 14 runs, 12 earned, on 45 hits while striking out 49 and walking 15.
Frare went 2-1 with 3 saves and a 1.26 ERA over his final 19 appearances with Charleston. He allowed four runs, all earned, on 30 hits in 28.2 innings. He struck out 31 and walked only seven. His biggest weapon on the mound was his pickoff move with which he retired at least 13 runners on the base paths. This season marks the first since 2012 in which Frare has played due to recovering from Tommy John surgery.
Rincon, 22, returns to the Tampa Yankees after making 13 appearances with the RiverDogs. The righty went 1-1 with three saves and a 2.42 ERA in 22.0 innings pitched for Charleston. He allowed six runs, all of them earned, on 23 hits while striking out 17 and walking only two. The Dominican Republic native began his season with Tampa where he went 1-4 with six saves, a 4.85 ERA, while earning a spot on the Florida State League's Mid-Season All-Star team.
Rogers, a 21-year old southpaw, was selected by the Yankees in the 11th round of the 2015 first-year player draft and becomes the third member of the 2015 draft class to be added to the RiverDogs, joining pitchers Chance Adams and Alex Robinett. Rogers made three appearances for Staten Island and went 1-0 with a save and a 2.57 ERA. In 7.0 innings he gave up two runs, both earned, on five hits, struck out 10 and did not walk a batter. Rogers pitched two seasons for the University of Louisville Cardinals.
COMING UP: The RiverDogs continue their a three-game road series against Hagerstown tonight (Tuesday) at 7:05 p.m. Charleston will send RHP Joey Maher (2-4, 2.46 ERA) to the mound against LHP Connor Bach (4-2, 3.39 ERA) for the Suns. You can listen to the action on "The Big Talker" 1250 WTMA, WTMA.com, and RiverDogs.com.