Cashman wants to see Refsnyder play OF before being called-up

By Anthony Caruso III
Posted: July 8th, 2014 at 2:13 pm EST

The New York Yankees are expected to move Robert Refsnyder to the outfield when he’s moved to the Big Leagues.

Refsnyder has been primarily a second baseman this season with the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. However, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman would like to see Refsnyder play the outfield before a call-up is made.

Robert Refsnyder (Getty Images)

Robert Refsnyder (Getty Images)

“I’m not presently looking to call him up, but he’s demanding that we pay attention,” Cashman said. “If he came up here (in the coming weeks), it would likely be in the outfield.”

This season, the 23-year-old has 11 home runs and 43 RBI’s in 87 games. Those numbers are combined between Double-A Trenton Thunder and the RailRiders.

In 60 games with the Thunder, he had a .342 batting average with 6 home runs and 30 RBI’s. After a promotion, he had five home runs and 13 RBI’s in 27 games with the RailRiders.

With the Yankees hurting for offense, he could make an impact soon.

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