June 19, 2024

Purple Sox

The previous Purple Sox prospect, who was acquired within the Mookie Betts commerce, was claimed off waivers by the Yankees on Tuesday.

Jeter Downs struggled throughout his time with the Purple Sox.

NEW YORK (AP) — Jeter is again with the Yankees — Jeter Downs.

New York claimed the 25-year-old shortstop off waivers from the Washington Nationals on Tuesday.

Downs, the thirty second total decide by Cincinnati within the 2017 newbie draft, is called after former Yankees captain Derek Jeter.

Downs made his massive league debut with the Boston Purple Sox in 2022 and hit .154 (6 for 39) with one homer and 4 RBIs. He was claimed by the Nationals off waivers final Dec. 22 and was 2 for five this 12 months with one RBI and stole two bases. He hit .236 with three homers, 18 RBIs and 11 steals this 12 months for Triple-A Rochester of the Worldwide League.

Earlier than his massive league debut on June 22, 2022, Downs acquired a pregame congratulatory tweet from Jeter, who met his namesake a couple of years earlier.

“Congratulations and good luck… until you’re taking part in the Yankees,” Jeter wrote.