Via Peter Abraham -
The Yankees designated Sidney Ponson for assignment and optioned Brian Bruney to Columbus. OF Aaron Guiel and RHP Jeff Karstens were called up from Columbus and made 7:30 a.m. flights to Boston.
Man, I hope to see Bruney back in 10-12 days. In fact, I would rather see him in a game now than Dotel.
On the plus side, it’s See-Ya Sidney time! Finally.
I like Guiel. But, would not a back-up CF and pinch-runner be more useful now? Did Bubba Crosby burn his bridge on the way out? And, what’s the story with Kevin Thompson?
Maybe the Yankees are thinking about platooning Guiel and Wilson at DH when Damon is in CF and Giambi is at first base? That might not be a bad idea. But, would Torre then bench Bernie? Other than that, I’m not sure how they would use Guiel now.