Luis Severino hits the DL with oblique injury

Luis Severino has landed on the DL with an oblique injury. (Photo: Trenton Thunder/

  TRENTON – Luis Severino, arguably the top prospect in the Yankees’ organization, has been placed on the disabled list at Double-A Trenton with an oblique injury. The 20-year-old Severino has dominated at Charleston and Tampa this season, and looked very sharp in his first three starts with the Thunder. In 21 starts over three […]

Finally Put the Refsynder Debate to Rest, For Now


There has been constant debates and outcry on Twitter, forums and pretty much anywhere Yankee fans can voice their options over Rob Refsynder. Everyone has all of sudden become a minor league scout and claimed Refsynder aka “Ref” will be the answer to the Yankees offensive issues, but I never bought into it. Finally today […]

Cervelli Not Returning Yet, Murphy to Oakland

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Yankees were going to have a decision to make this weekend, catcher Francisco Cervelli is eligible to be activated from the 60-day DL today, but instead he will be staying with the Trenton Thunder at least through the weekend. It was reported that Cervelli got on the bus with rest of Thunder team, which was […]

Gary Sanchez benched in Trenton for disciplinary reasons

Gary Sanchez has been benched for disciplinary reasons (Photo: Trenton Thunder/

Top Yankee prospect Gary Sanchez has found himself in the doghouse at Double-A Trenton, where he has been benched for disciplinary reasons. Sanchez was originally in Wednesday’s lineup before being scratched, and was on the bench again on Thursday. After Thursday’s game, Franklin clarified the situation for Trentonian beat writer Nick Peruffo. “It was disciplinary action,” […]

Peter O’Brien’s ‘easy power’ drawing comparisons to all-time greats

Peter O'Brien may not always be a catcher, but his bat will force the Yankees to find space for him somewhere (Trenton Thunder/

After twelve games with the Trenton Thunder, one thing about Peter O’Brien is clear. His power is a trait that has rarely been seen in the Eastern League before. To his new manager Tony Franklin, O’Brien is a player in uncharted territory. “No. Never. It hasn’t happened in the eight seasons I’ve been here. He’s […]

Thunder Manager Tony Franklin sets Eastern League wins record

Tony Franklin has become the Eastern League's winningest manager. (Credit: Trenton Thunder/

Tony Franklin might be one of the best baseball people I’ve ever had the privilege of speaking with. He’s honest and respectful to the media, and players frequently rave about how hard he works to develop them and move them towards their goal of reaching the Major Leagues. On Friday night, Franklin was recognized for […]

Pin Notes – Roster Moves and Campos Surgery

Jose Campos

Some minor league goings on to report about. First off the young 21-year old pitcher Jose Campos had Tommy John surgery this week. Campos was part of the Michael Pineda and Jesus Montero trade a few years ago. Campos hasn’t been much of a factor since being acquired from the Seattle Mariners. He’s been down […]

Yankees Affiliate Honored as ‘Team of the Year’

The Trenton Thunder were voted by the fans as the top team in Minor League Baseball (Photo: Trenton Thunder/

(PR)(TRENTON, NJ), the official website of Minor League Baseball, has named the Trenton Thunder, Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, “Team of the Year” following a three week online voting period this month. The honor is part of the annual “MiLBY” Awards which are presented by each fall. The Thunder were the […]

Trenton Thunder are 2013 Eastern League champions


The Trenton Thunder won the Eastern League championship with an 11-4 win over the Harrisburg Senators. This is the third Eastern League championship in franchise history. With this win, the Thunder set a franchise record of six straight playoff wins. In the third inning, the Thunder were trailing but outfielder Mason Williams got it started […]

Trenton Loses Face of the Franchise to Retirement

After 11 years serving as the bat dog of the Trenton Thunder, Chase heads off into retirement with one final ceremony. (Photo from Trenton Thunder on Facebook)

Since 2002, the Trenton Thunder, Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, have had hundreds of players occupy their locker rooms. They’ve had a couple of different managers and dozens of coaches. However, there has always been one consistent face of the franchise, present for 71 home games each year. Regardless of the promotion – […]

Interviews | J.R. Murphy

Trenton catcher J.R. Murphy has made significant strides behind the plate this season (Photo: Trenton Thunder/

J.R. Murphy is one of the most overlooked prospects not only in the Yankees farm system, but in all of baseball. A 22-year-old from Bradenton, Florida, Murphy was the team’s second-round draft choice in 2008. Ever since that point, he has been overshadowed by bigger names such as Jesus Montero, Austin Romine, and now, Gary […]

Interviews | Rob Segedin

Rob Segedin (Photo courtesy of Trenton Thunder)

Trenton Thunder third baseman Rob Segedin has been one of the Eastern League’s hottest hitters early in the 2013 season. After Monday’s victory, he has hit safely in seven of his last eight games, and has recorded multiple hits in each of his last four games. Segedin’s .333 batting average is second among Trenton regulars, and he […]

Minors recap: Trenton and Tampa come out on top

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Double-A: Trenton TRENTON 3, Richmond 0 WP: Tracy (1-1) LP: Bradley (0-1) S: Kahnle (1)   DH Rob Segedin 2-4 LF Neil Medchill 2-4 1B Kyle Roller 1-4, HR, 2 RBI SS Walter Ibarra 3-4, R, 2 SB (including home) C Kyle Higashioka 2-4 SP Matt Tracy 5.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 4 BB, […]

Minors Wrap-Up: Thunder Blast Four Home Runs in Victory

Neil Medchill led Trenton's offense on Thursday with a home run and 4 RBIs (

Triple-A: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Final Score: Pawtucket 8, SCRANTON/WILKES-BARRE 4 WP: Wilson (1-0) LP: Miller (0-1) 3B David Adams         2-5, 2B, BB 2B Corban Joseph        2-5, R, BB 1B Dan Johnson          1-4, R, 2B CF Melky Mesa           1-6, RBI, 5 K RF Thomas Neal         0-4, RBI SP Vidal Nuno            4.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 […]

Trenton Thunder Tickets On-Sale Friday

Tickets to see the defending Eastern League East Division Champion Trenton Thunder go on sale Friday (Photo:

Press release from the Trenton Thunder, Double-A Affiliate of the New York Yankees: (TRENTON, NJ) Single game tickets for the 20th season of Trenton Thunder baseball will go on sale at 9:30am on Friday, February 1.  Tickets may be reserved online at, by phone at 609-394-3300 or in person at ARM & HAMMER Park. Fans will once […]

Austin Not An Option at Third Yet


After a breakout season that began at Low-A Charleston and ended two levels higher in Double-A Trenton, Tyler Austin has become one of the hottest names in the Yankees farm system. Initially drafted as a catcher when he was selected in the 13th round of the 2010 draft, Austin never appeared in a professional game at […]

Thunder Drop Game Two, Headed for Elimination Game

Shaeffer Hall lasted just three innings on Wednesday (Photo Credit: Mike Ashmore)

Akron 7, Trenton 5 (Akron leads series 2-0) THUNDER Garcia 0-4, 2 K Flores 1-3, R, BB Adams 2-4, R Almonte  2-4, HR, 3 RBI Maruszak 0-4, K Murphy 1-4, R Austin 1-4, HR, RBI Mahoney 1-4, 2B Segedin 1-3, RBI Hall (L, 0-1) 3 IP, 6 H, 7 R, 5 ER, BB, 2 K […]

Minors Wrap-Up: Thunder Advance to ELCS

Nik Turley pitched five innings in his Double-A debut (Photo Credit: Mike Ashmore)

The Thunder rode six different pitchers to victory as they advanced to their fourth Eastern League Championship Series in four years. Nik Turley made his first Double-A playoff start, and gave Trenton five-plus innings while allowing three runs on six hits and three walks. Turley struck out two, and was clocked in the low 90’s […]

Minors Wrap-Up: Mesa Blasts Yankees to Game Four

Melky Mesa's walk-off home rune kept the Yankees' season alive for at least one more day (Photo Credit: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees)

AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees On the brink of elimination, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre fought back in the bottom of the 9th inning from two runs down, securing the win coming on a shot from Melky Mesa over the left field fence. Mesa, who had two of the team’s five hits today, was the driving force behind the offense. Down […]

Minors Wrap-Up: Segedin Plays Hero for Trenton

Rob Segedin's triple tied the ELDS at one game apiece (Photo Credit: Mike Ashmore)

AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Scranton/Wilkes-Barre fell to the brink of elimination after blowing a multi-run lead for the second straight night with a 3-2 loss to Pawtucket. Ramon Ortiz turned in a solid outing, allowing three runs (one earned) on six hits in 6.1 innings, but errors by Kevin Russo and Cole Garner would do damage […]