Yankees manager Aaron Boone was watching when the judge read the verdicts in the Derek Chauvin trail. Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer, was convicted Tuesday of murder and manslaughter after he used his knee to pin the neck of George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, to the pavement for more than nine minutes last May, setting off protests globally and increased scrutiny of police and racial injustice in the U.S. “In my eyes,” Boone said, “it looks like justice was served.
Going No. overall was Leiter, the son of former New York Yankees and New York Mets southpaw Al Leiter, and with good reason. Jack Leiter is 7-0 with a 0.98 ERA and 94 strikeouts in 55.1 innings pitched this season.
Despite his solid performances, King has been sent to the Yankees’ alternate site after each of his two appearances, and now he cannot return to the big league club until April 27. The Yankees are clearly taking advantage of the flexibility King provides in their roster management, since the right-hander still has options left. MLB.com | Bryan Hoch: Between struggling at the plate and defensive miscues in the outfield, Aaron Hicks has struggled to find his groove in these early days of the season.