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Bay Shore’s Greg Weissert makes his debut with New York Yankees

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Bay Shore High School alum Greg Weissert made it to The Show — though it wasn’t a debut to remember.

The 27-year-old pitcher, who was drafted by the New York Yankees in 2016, was called up Thursday for an away game against the Oakland Athletics.

In his 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.

But it’s only “up from here,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said of Weissert, who has played really well for the Yankee’s Triple A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre team over the past two seasons.

In 46 innings pitched this season with SWB, Weissert has a 18 saves, 67 strikeouts and a 1.76 ERA.

“We think he can really help us,” said Boone. “Get that one out of the way and we’ll try to get him back out there in a different situation.”

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Top: New York Yankees’ Greg Weissert pitches against the Oakland Athletics during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)