AL East Notes: Yankees, Red Sox

Let's take a quick peek in at the American League's eastern division:

  • The Yankees are still working to sign the last of the club's three first-rounders, Fresno State outfielder Aaron Judge. Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com tweets that Judge has yet to accept the Yanks' full slot offer of $1.677MM. As Baseball America's handy tracking page shows, New York is currently $311,900 under budget, so could presumably increase its offer to Judge if it wishes.
  • As previously reported, the Yanks' scouting staff was among those represented in the stands last night to see the Marlins defeat the Braves. But Heyman tweets that the club was not there to watch Marlins starter Ricky Nolasco take the hill. Instead, according to Heyman, New York was scouting hitters.
  • The Red Sox have signed University of Florida quarterback and 29th round pick Jeff Driskel, according to the Associated Press (via SI.com). As Jerry Hinnen of CBSSports.com reports, Driskel's deal will apparently allow him to continue to play under center for Florida, as he intends to do. Driskel, an outfielder on the ballfield, also says that he still hopes to pursue an NFL career before turning back to the diamond.

Steve Adams contributed to this post.



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