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Yankees’ Flores Collects First Big League Hit

Railriders-Flores-2New York Yankees outfielder Ramon Flores was called up this weekend and in his first two starts as a Major Leaguer he has made plays both offensively and defensively.

In his first game on Saturday evening against the Oakland A’s at the Coliseum, Flores got the start in left field and made quite a few defensive plays to help the Yankees secure the win and prevent the sweep by the A’s. Although he went 0 for 4 in his first game as a Yankee, his at-bats showed maturity as he extended a 0-2 count to a full 3-2 count and made contact with the ball.

On Sunday afternoon in the series finale against the A’s, Flores once again got the start in left field. However, this time he didn’t go without a hit.

With Jesse Chavez pitching for Oakland, Flores was the lead off hitter in the top of the second inning and recorded his first Major League single on a ground ball to left field.

Although the Yankees were unable to get any offensive push to get a win over the A’s in this 3-0 loss, Flores won’t forget this game or that at-bat anytime soon.

The New York Yankees are now on their way to Safeco Field for a series against the Seattle Mariners and Yankees’ fans are likely to see more of Flores in the near future as both Jacoby Ellsbury and Slade Heathcott remain on the DL.

Although it is likely that Flores may return to Triple-A Scranton, if he continues to show his defensive skills and swings the bat well, another callup won’t be too far behind.

Bethany is a Graduate of the University of South Florida and currently resides in Tampa. She is a die-hard Yankees' fan and has been a freelance writer for six years. She has covered the Yankees' Minor League System since 2010 and also does freelance work for and CBS Local Tampa Bay. Follow her on Twitter @TampaBethany

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