May 25, 2019
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Giants call up grandson of Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski –


SAN FRANCISCO — The media scrum was waiting inside the clubhouse for the young kid with “the name,” but he went straight into Bruce Bochy’s office.
We would have to wait a little bit longer to talk to him.
Mike Yastrzemski arrived at Oracle Park on Saturday morning. His locker was filled with the typical Giants gear and a single light blue shirt that appeared to have buttons. 
The outfielder told the circle of reporters he hadn’t gotten as much sleep as he would have liked, or as much as he should have, but that’s what happens when you get your first major league call-up.
The grandson of the legendary Carl Yastrzemski is now a San Francisco Giant and more than comfortable to be in the atmosphere — it’s a clubhouse, after all, he told NBC Sports Bay Area. But we wanted to know how he felt when he got the call — the one that he spent almost a decade waiting to receive.
“I was ecstatic, it’s a lifelong dream to be here and to finally step foot in a big league clubhouse is something special,” he said.
He also called his wife first thing to tell her the news.
And as far as the guy we’re all asking him about, he had spoken with him earlier that morning on the way to the field before playing the Diamondbacks.
“I got a quick talk to him on the ride in,” Yastrzemski said when asked about his grandfather. “It was nice to be able to tell him over the phone.”
Carl more than likely won’t be making an appearance here on the West Coast, the young outfielder told us.
“He’s not much of a traveler.”
[RELATED:  Giants DFA Mac Williamson to make way for Yaz] But hopefully, that won’t stop him from seeing him playing against the other orange and black team.
Big Yaz is currently in Boston we were told, which is close to Baltimore — an organization Mike is very familiar with having spent seven seasons playing in the minors. He’ll get a chance to play at Camden Yards soon when the team heads to the East Coast to face the Orioles next week, an institution he’s wanted to play at for a long time … even if it is in a visitor’s uniform.

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