This is a donnybrook between the low Single-A Greenville Drive and Charleston River Dogs Friday night, brawling after the second pitch of the game. It happened when when Red Sox prospect Miguel Celestino hit former Yankees first-round pick Slade Heathcott in the top of the first. Apparently, there was bad blood from a previous encounter between the teams.
I have to say I am sort of loving Heathcott's taking the shortest route to hitting somebody, just blasting Greenville catcher Christian Vazquez to the turf rather than trying to get to Celestino, the pitcher.
Hardball Talk reports that ejections were given to Heathcott and Vazquez, as well as one reliever for each team: Garett Rau for the Drive and Kelvin Perez for the River Dogs.
Heathcott, one of the Yankees’ top prospects, is hitting .312/.396/.504 with three homers in 125 at-bats this season.
yankees redsox minor league brawl (via rdogsfan11)