Yankees outfielder Harrison Bader makes a rehab start tonight with the Double-A Somerset Patriots when Somerset plays host to the New Hampshire Fisher Cats at 6:35.
Bader is no stranger to Somerset having played for the Yankees affiliate during the final week of the 2022 regular season where he produced a .286/.395/.524 slash line with a home run.
Bader was acquired by the Yankees in a deal with the St. Louis Cardinals for Jordan Montgomery last August. While his playing time with the Major League club was brief, he was impactful.
In nine postseason games, he batted .333/.429/.833 (10-for-30) with eight runs, five home runs, six RBI and four walks. The five postseason home runs made Bader the fifth Yankee in franchise history to hit at least five homers in a single postseason, joining Giancarlo Stanton (6 HR in 2020), Alex Rodriguez (6 HR in 2009), Bernie Williams (6 HR in 1996) and Reggie Jackson (5 HR in 1977).
GALLERY: New York Yankees - April 2023