Yankees will promote Rob Refsnyder on Saturday


Yankees manager Joe Girardi confirmed that second base prospect Rob Refsnyder will be promoted to the major leagues on Saturday and will be in the starting lineup to make his major league debut, MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch reports.

Refsnyder, 24, entered the season rated as the Yankees’ fifth-best prospect, according to MLB.com. With Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this season, he has hit .290/.387/.413 with seven home runs, 37 RBI, and 10 stolen bases.

Despite hitting 12 home runs, Stephen Drew hasn’t done much otherwise offensively while holding down second base for the Yankees, as he owns a .632 OPS. Refsnyder will be given a chance to win the regular job at second base outright.