Estevan Florial returned to the Yankees with a bang.
Fresh off another call-up and playing in his third career game, the 23-year-old outfielder crushed his first career home run in the eighth inning of a 6-4 win over the Phillies on Tuesday night.
The lefty hitter was promoted from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre earlier on Tuesday after Trey Amburgey went on the 10-day injured list with a hamstring strain.
“Hopefully he can take advantage of this opportunity and give us a little bit of a spark too,” manager Aaron Boone said before the game.
“We certainly know what he’s capable of. Hopefully he can go out there and hold it down for us.”
Florial, who was passed over for a call-up multiple times in the past week as the Yankees’ outfield continued to be depleted by injuries and COVID-19 protocols, was hitting .211 with eight home runs and a .719 OPS in 43 games at Triple-A.