Mike Yastrzemski, the grandson of the Hall of Famer and Red Sox legend, has been called up to the San Francisco Giants from Triple-A Sacramento.
Sources: #SFGiants are calling up Mike Yastrzemski, grandson of Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) May 25, 2019
Mike Yastrzemski called up by Giants. Good start to the day— Peter Gammons (@pgammo) May 25, 2019
Mike Yastrzemski is batting seventh and playing left field for San Francisco as they play host to the Arizona Diamondbacks at 4:05 p.m.
The younger Yastrzemski, who turns 29 in August, was hitting .316 with 12 home runs with Sacramento. The left-handed outfielder was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in 2013 after a standout college career at Vanderbilt. He played more than 700 games in the minors and was traded to the Giants before this season. San Francisco plays host to Arizona Sunday before traveling to Miami to play the Marlins on Monday.
Mike Yastrzemski's father, also Mike, played at Florida State and reached Triple-A with the White Sox from 1986-88. He died at 43 in 2004.
Giants fans aren't as familiar with the Yastrzemski name as Red Sox fans are. Watch a young fan ask the rookie outfielder how to pronounce his last name before his first taste of Major-League action
If he's a fraction of the player his grandfather was, Giants fans will have plenty of opportunities to learn how to say his name.
Yastrzemski will have to wait to record his first major-league hit after going 0-for-3 with two strikeouts and a run scored in his debut.
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