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Bay Shore’s Greg Weissert is part of the Yanks’ ALCS roster

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If you didn’t already know, the New York Yankees have some Long Island flair this postseason.

That’s because the team has right-handed pitcher Greg Weissert of Bay Shore on their American League Championship Series roster against the Houston Astros.

The relief pitcher didn’t get in for Game 1’s 4-2 loss to the Astros, but it could be a long series between the two rivals.

It’s been an incredible journey it has been for the kid from the South Shore.

He was drafted by the team in 2016. The 27-year-old was called up to the team for the first time this August in a game against the Oakland A’s. To say the least, it wasn’t a great debut.

Now look at him. He quickly bounced back in the regular season, earning a 3-0 record and a 5.56 ERA with a .97 WHIP.

In six season in the minors, the relief pitcher out of Fordham has 41 saves, along with 349 strikeouts and a 2.92 ERA. Those talents didn’t transfer over well in his Major League debut, recording just one out while hitting two batters, allowing a walk and tossing a wild pitch that let it in a run.

Check back with greaterbayshore.com and we’ll keep you posted on any Weissert related news.

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Top: New York Yankees relief pitcher Greg Weissert throws to first base during the second inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)