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2024 .000
2023 512.7 8 4 13 3 .229
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  • Yankees' Austin Wells: Will focus on catching this spring

    According to Yankees manager Aaron Boone, Wells won't work out at any position besides catcher during spring training, Bryan Hoch of reports. It's not yet clear who will be the Opening Day catcher for the Yankees, as Jose Trevino provides better defense than Wells but swings a less potent bat and is currently managing a calf strain. Even if Trevino recovers quickly, Wells could very feasibly win the role of primary backstop with a strong spring, and he already showed off his power upside with four homers in 70 at-bats during his first taste of the majors last season. Given the contrasting strengths of Wells and Trevino, it's possible the pair of backstops splits starts behind the plate, which would dent the fantasy value of both players.
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  • Yankees' Austin Wells: Heads to bench

    Wells will sit Saturday against the Royals, Gary Phillips of the New York Daily News reports. Wells has three homers and eight RBI across his last four games, but his slash line through his first 18 big-league contests still sits at an unimpressive .197/.229/.439. Kyle Higashioka will crouch behind the plate Saturday.
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  • Yankees' Austin Wells: Homers, drives in four

    Wells went 1-for-4 with a home run and four RBI in Friday's 12-5 loss against the Royals. Wells launched a three-run shot in the fourth inning and later added an RBI groundout. His four home runs in the majors this season have all come in his last seven games to go along with nine RBI, five runs scored, and a .296 batting average over 27 at-bats.
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  • Yankees' Austin Wells: Smacks game-winning homer

    Wells went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Blue Jays. Wells played the hero Tuesday night, knocking a two-run homer off Jordan Romano in the top of the ninth of a scoreless game to give the Yankees the lead. It marked the second straight game with a two-run homer for Wells, as he also hit one Monday against Arizona. After hitting .103 over his first eight games, the rookie catcher has generated a .276 average with three homers, five runs and six RBI over his subsequent eight contests.
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  • Yankees' Austin Wells: Belts second big-league homer

    Wells went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and an additional run in Monday's 6-4 win against Arizona. Wells tied the score in the fourth inning with a two-run shot to center field. He added a single in the eighth frame and subsequently crossed the plate with the go-ahead run. The long ball was his second as a pro, both of which have come over his past four games. He's gone 5-for-15 over that span after batting 5-for-39 to begin his major-league career.
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  • Yankees' Austin Wells: Not in Thursday's lineup

    Wells is absent from the lineup for Thursday's game versus the Blue Jays. Wells popped his first major-league home run in Wednesday's loss to the Jays but will take a seat Thursday for the second time over the last three contests. Ben Rortvedt is doing the catching for Gerrit Cole.
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  • Yankees' Austin Wells: Taking seat Tuesday

    Wells is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game versus the Blue Jays. It's a routine day off for Wells, who had caught each of the last two contests. Kyle Higashioka will be behind the plate for Clarke Schmidt.
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  • Yankees' Austin Wells: Not in lineup Friday

    Wells is absent from the lineup Friday at Pittsburgh. Ben Rortvedt will take a turn as the Yankees' catcher, with Wells and Kyle Higashioka both riding the pine. Wells, 24, has slashed just .103/.156/.138 with nine strikeouts through his first 33 plate appearances at the major-league level.
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  • Yankees' Austin Wells: On bench for nightcap

    Wells is not in the lineup for the second game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Red Sox. Wells went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in the early tilt, a 5-0 loss for the Yankees, and he is now slashing just .103/.156/.138 through his first 33 major-league plate appearances. Kyle Higashioka will start at catcher and bat ninth in the nightcap.
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  • Yankees' Austin Wells: Not in lineup for series finale

    Wells is not in the starting lineup Sunday against the Brewers. Ben Rortvedt will catch and bat ninth if the weather allows for it in New York. Wells has gone 2-for-21 (.095) in six major-league games since earning a Sept. 1 call-up from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
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  • Yankees' Austin Wells: Sitting out Thursday

    Wells isn't in the Yankees' lineup Thursday against the Tigers. Wells has gotten off to a slow start since being promoted to the majors last week, going just 2-for-14 with two RBI and a run scored across four games. Kyle Higashioka will start behind the plate in Wells' place and bat seventh.
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  • Yankees' Austin Wells: Sitting out Tuesday

    Wells is absent from the lineup for Tuesday's contest against the Tigers. Ben Rortvedt has been catching Gerrit Cole and will do so again Tuesday. Wells started each of the first three games after his recent promotion, going 2-for-10 with two RBI. He should be back in the lineup for Wednesday's contest.
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  • Yankees' Austin Wells: Notches hit in big-league debut

    Wells went 1-for-4 in Friday's 6-2 victory against the Astros. Wells was called up from the minors earlier Friday and batted seventh in the lineup while starting behind the plate against Houston. The 24-year-old worked the count full against Justin Verlander in his first big-league plate appearance before lacing a single to right field. Per Bryan Hoch of, Yankees manager Aaron Bone said Friday that Wells will play "a lot" at catcher down the stretch, though New York has two other catchers on the roster in Kyle Higashioka and Ben Rortvedt.
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  • Yankees' Austin Wells: Called up to big leagues

    The Yankees selected Wells' contract from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Friday. Wells slashed .243/.335/.446 with 16 home runs and seven stolen bases between Double-A Somerset and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this season, which included an .841 OPS with five homers in August for S/WB. Questions remains as to whether the 2020 first-round pick is a viable catcher defensively in the long run, but he has plenty of potential with the bat and the Yankees should give him a long look over the final month.
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  • Yankees' Austin Wells: En route to majors

    The Yankees will call up Wells from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre ahead of Friday's series opener at Houston, Jeff Passan of reports. Outfielder Jasson Dominguez will join Wells in the big leagues as the Yankees try to inject some excitement by promoting two of their top prospects for the final month of what has been a highly disappointing 2023 campaign. Wells, 24, is sporting an .822 OPS with five home runs and 20 RBI in 32 games since being promoted July 21 from Double-A Somerset to Triple-A and could get semi-regular starts at catcher ahead of Kyle Higashioka and Ben Rortvedt down the stretch.
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  • Yankees' Austin Wells: Launch angle maximized

    Wells is slashing .241/.338/.422 with four home runs, two steals, a 12.5 percent walk rate and a 25.7 percent strikeout rate in his last 30 games for Double-A Somerset. Wells turns 24 on Wednesday, and he has 107 games under his belt at Double-A dating back to last season. All told, Wells has a .250/.340/.480 slash line with 11 home runs and four steals in 52 games this season. He has a career-high 53.1 percent flyball rate, which would rank third among qualified big-league hitters behind Jack Suwinski (60 percent) and Max Muncy (53.3 percent).
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  • Yankees' Austin Wells: Back in action at Double-A

    Double-A Somerset reinstated Wells (rib) from its 7-day injured list Tuesday. After going 3-for-17 with a home run and three walks during a five-game rehab assignment last week with Single-A Tampa, Wells was cleared to make his 2023 debut with the Yankees' Double-A affiliate. He served as Somerset's designated hitter in Tuesday's 7-4 win over Binghamton, going 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, a run and two RBI. He should eventually settle into a regular role behind the plate once he becomes further removed from the fractured 12th rib he sustained early on during spring training.
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  • Yankees' Austin Wells: Rehabbing at Single-A

    Wells (rib) will begin a rehab assignment with Single-A Tampa on Tuesday. Wells has been sidelined since the early part of spring training with a fractured 12th rib on his right side, so he may need several games in the lower minors to get fully ramped up before he's deemed ready to report to Double-A Somerset. The 23-year-old catcher spent the majority of the past season at Somerset, slashing .261/.360/.479 with 12 home runs and seven stolen bases in 247 plate appearances.
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  • Yankees' Austin Wells: Goes on IL

    Double-A Somerset placed Wells (ribs) on its 7-day injured list Thursday. Wells is still recovering from the fractured 12th rib that he sustained in mid-February, shortly after he reported to spring training. The Yankees estimated that Wells would be sidelined for around 6-to-8 weeks with the injury, so it's possible that he'll be back in action for Somerset in the near future after a brief stint on the shelf to open the season.
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  • Yankees' Austin Wells: Recovering from fractured rib

    Wells confirmed Wednesday that he's been dealing with a fractured 12th rib, Marly Rivera of reports. He'll be held out of baseball activities for the next 7-to-10 days before the Yankees reassess his injury. Wells had been shut down during the first week of camp with what was reported as a bone bruise to the right side of his ribs, but follow-up tests evidently revealed a fracture. According to Rivera, fractured ribs typically require a 6-to-8-week healing timeframe, so even if Wells is able to resume activities at some point next week, he still looks unlikely to be ready to go for the start of the minor-league season. The catching prospect finished the 2022 campaign at Double-A Somerset, logging 247 plate appearances in the Eastern League and slashing .261/.360/.479 with 12 home runs and seven stolen bases.
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