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New York Yankees News: Ben Rice Up, Anthony Volpe Out

New York Yankees News: Ben Rice Up, Anthony Volpe Out

New York Yankees News: Ben Rice Up, Anthony Volpe Out

New York Daily News | Gary Phillips: The Yankees moved rookie Ben Rice into the leadoff spot for their July Fourth matchup against the Reds, relegating Anthony Volpe, who is in his second year at shortstop and is mired in a slump. While Rice just hit his first major league homer, he has shown some ability to get on base, with a .360 OBP in 15 games. He might get some runs at the top of the lineup, particularly against right-handed hitters, if he can set up the stage for Judge and Soto.

New York Post | Dan Martin: Before Wednesday’s loss to Cincinnati, Aaron Boone wondered whether Aaron Judge would get some sort of Barry Bonds treatment starting soon. Boone told reporters, “There will be periods where that probably happens.” Of course, the fact that Judge is amazing isn’t news to anyone, and part of the reason he hasn’t been treated like Bonds more often is that Juan Soto is always on base ahead of him.

The Athletic | Brendan Kuty: ($) Carlos Rodón’s small step forward Wednesday was a small bit of good news amid a sea of ​​bad. Rodón altered his pitch mix, ditching his troubled four-seam fastball and throwing a lot of sliders and changeups. The result was his best outing in weeks, though he still left something to be desired, getting outdueled by young lefty Andrew Abbott and allowing a pair of homers.