Wednesday, January 10, 2018


We love Slade Heathcott here at Bleeding Yankee Blue. 

We follow each other on Twitter as well.  I have always liked the dude. He's a real gamer.  I was mad when the Yankees let him go.  He eventually went to the White Sox and then played for the Flying Squirrels, Double A, and then the Sacramento River Cats, the Giants AAA team.

Photo by Steve Martarano
I loved watching him crank that home run to tie it up against the Rays back in September 2015 with the Yanks. Anyway... I'm getting off track...

Photo: Getty Images
Heathcott signed a minor league deal.  This time, with the Oakland A's.  YES Network has that:

"The Oakland Athletics announced Monday that they have signed former Yankees outfielder Slade Heathcott to a minor-league deal with an invitation to Spring Training. Heathcott, 27, was the 29th overall pick in 2009, and prior to 2013 was ranked as the No. 2 prospect in the Yankees organization and No. 63 prospect in baseball according to Baseball America.

He made his major-league debut in pinstripes in 2015, hitting .400 with two home runs in 17 games, but he was released in May 2016 after spending the first month of the season at Triple-A."

So good for him.  I hope he breaks out in California. The kid's paid his dues, he works hard and deserves his shot!

I'd actually love to interview him.  Hey Slade... you up for it? DM me pal.

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