Lane again delivers for Yankees….might he be raising a few important eyebrows?

One more item, and it’s from baseball. Should have mentioned this earlier; apologies that we didn’t.

North Bend’s Trevor Lane had his second outing this spring yesterday on the mound for the New York Yankees in their nationally-televised Grapefruit League contest against the Boston Red Sox in Fort Myers, FL. And just like his first outing this past Tuesday, he once again got the job done.

Lane, a 2012 Mount Si High School grad, came in to the game in relief in the sixth inning with New York trailing 3-2 with his task being to keep it there, and despite loading the bases, he did just that, then the Yankees took the lead later in the game and won it 5-3. In all, Lane pitched 2/3 of an inning, walked one – the lone major-leaguer of the three hitters he faced in yesterday’s stint, Red Sox outfielder Rusney Castillo – but also recorded his first strikeout of the spring, striking out Boston minor-leaguer Chad De La Guerra, who played with the Red Sox’s “AA” team in Maine last season. Lane received no decision for his work yesterday. His second out to end the sixth came on a fly out to the outfield.

Lane has been in the Yankees’ major league spring training camp since this past Tuesday, when he was given an invitation to join the club as a “non-roster” invitee, essentially meaning he is potentially auditioning for a spot on the big league club. Between yesterday’s solid performance and a similarly solid effort in New York’s game this past Tuesday against the Toronto Blue Jays, which we reported on here back on Friday, some eyes potentially could be opening about what he might be able to provide the Yankees should he make the big league club. He was drafted by the Bronx Bombers in the 2016 MLB draft out of the University of Illinois-Chicago, and spent last season splitting it between their class “A” team in South Carolina and their class “advanced A” team in Florida.

That all said, it’s likely, as we noted on Friday, he’ll end up starting the season in the minor leagues again this spring, most likely with their class “AA” team in New Jersey.

The Yankees are playing right now against Tampa Bay, and you can catch a live webstream of the game on MLB.tv, which requires a paid subscription. The game yesterday was televised on the MLB Network using a simulcast of the Boston Red Sox’ broadcast from the New England Sports Network. New York will have another game on MLBN this weekend should Lane still be with the big club at that point; they will be hosting the New York Mets in that game, which starts at 10:00am this coming Saturday. MLBN is available on Comcast locally; call them for more information about how to get the channel on your TV, or you can consult MLB.tv’s home page for more information on how to stream the games.

Rhett Workman

About Rhett Workman

Rhett Workman is the editor of the Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal. Workman is a veteran sports journalist, having covered Snoqualmie Valley sports for nearly a decade with the Snoqualmie Valley Record newspaper before starting up the SVSJ. Workman's coverage has earned the support and respect of Valley coaches, players, parents and fans, and the SVSJ continues the standard of coverage that Workman brought to the Valley Record.
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