As a member of the Minor League Baseball Yankees organization, he was selected to the Eastern League Mid-Season All-Star team.
In 102 games, he batted .253/.327/.433, with 15 home runs and 52 RBIs for Scranton in 2018. In 561 Minor League games, Ford has a .269 batting average with 71 home runs and 328 RBIs.
Ford was invited to spring training by the Yankees in 2019 as a non-roster player. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre is where he’s been placed for the start of the season.
When Greg Bird went on the disabled list on April 16, the Yankees activated Ford and sent him to the major leagues. On April 18, he made his MLB debut.
After going 0 for 6 in his first two MLB games, Ford recorded his first hit on April 21 against the Kansas City Royals, a double to left-center field off Jorge López in a 7–6 win.
The Los Angeles Angels’ Chris Stratton hit him for his first MLB home run on April 23.
Ford made his major league pitching debut on August 15 in a rout of the Cleveland Indians. He gave up two home runs in two innings, but he also had a 1-2-3 ninth inning in which he didn’t allow a run.
Ford’s two home runs against the Seattle Mariners on August 26 marked his first multi-home run game in the Major Leagues.
A solo home run by Ford off of Liam Hendriks in a 5–4 triumph over Oakland on September 1 was his first career walk-off hit.
How Much Does Mike Ford Make?
Mike Ford earns a $700,000 yearly salary on average. Ford will make a base income of $700,000 and a total salary of $700,000 in 2022.