Why Yankees actually needed to offer Aaron Decide a day without work


Aaron Decide was given the day without work within the Yankees’ 6-5 win over the Indians on Saturday on the Stadium, as Aaron Boone was decided to relaxation the slumping proper fielder — even after a strong day on the plate in Friday’s win.

“It’s simply Aaron and I working by it,’’ the supervisor stated of Decide’s schedule. “I thought of [resting him Friday], however on this stretch of video games, he hasn’t actually had a day. He had a day [on Aug. 9], however [Brett Gardner] received ejected.”

Gardner was tossed on Saturday, as effectively, however the Yankees stored Decide on the bench and moved Thairo Estrada to the outfield.

The day without work got here after Decide reached base in three of his 4 plate appearances on Friday and had a double, however he has been largely unproductive since late July.

Earlier than Friday, Decide was in a 12-for-81 hunch, with simply 5 extra-base hits — and one homer — in 21 video games. He had walked 12 occasions and whiffed 31, with an OPS of simply .501.

DJ LeMahieu hit his 20th homer of the season. His earlier career-high was 15, a 12 months in the past with Colorado.

The Yankees are a season-high 41 video games over .500 and improved to 15-Zero when hitting not less than 4 homers. … Aroldis Chapman has earned a save in every of his previous 9 appearances.

The Yankees and Blue Jays are near finalizing a deal to play two video games in Montreal on the finish of spring coaching subsequent season, March 23-24, in response to a supply. The Blue Jays usually end up spring coaching with video games on the Expos’ outdated dwelling at Olympic Stadium.