The Yankees and the hot-hitting Red Sox will receive some much-needed reinforcements for their Tuesday night tilt at Fenway Park -- one that will feature the revolutionary tracking technology of Statcast in an MLB Network Showcase game. The two teams also welcome their first wave of September callups when rosters expand to 40 players before the middle game of this three-game series, which begins at 7:10 p.m. ET.
The Yankees, trailing a dangerous Toronto squad by 1 1/2 games in the American League East, will bring eight players into the fold: Infielder Rob Refsnyder, utility man Dustin Ackley, infielder Jose Pirela, outfielder Rico Noel, catcher Austin Romine, right-hander Andrew Bailey, righty Caleb Cotham and lefty James Pazos. Refsnyder is the club's No. 6 prospect, according to MLB.com, while Ackley claims Major League appearances at all three outfield positions, second base and first base.
Alec Shirkey is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.