From the AP:
The New York Yankees put Bubba Crosby on the 15-day disabled list Friday, the third outfielder they’ve sidelined in the last two weeks.
Sluggers Gary Sheffield (left wrist and hand) and Hideki Matsui (broken left wrist) were already out going into this weekend’s Subway Series against the Mets.
The Yankees purchased the contract of outfielder Mitch Jones from Triple-A Columbus. A four-time All-Star in the minors, the 28-year-old Jones has never played in the majors.
The last time that Mitch Jones was considered a prospect was in 2002 – and then it was more based off the fact that he broke Bob Horner’s single season HR at Arizona State (before the Yankees drafted him in the 7th round of the 2000 draft).
At Columbus this season, to date, he’s batting .239 – yes, .239 – albeit with 6 HR and 21 BB in 39 games. And, he’s whiffed 41 times in 134 ABs.
In the OF, he plays like a 1B.
Boy, Kevin Thompson must be feeling great today. It’s pretty obvious now that Cashman and Torre don’t think he can help the big team – when you see people like Kevin Reese and Mitch Jones getting the call before him.