Via Bryan Hoch -
The Yankees have made their roster decisions for the American League Division Series, with outfielder Greg Golson and pitchers Sergio Mitre and Dustin Moseley selected for spots that were up for grabs.
The Yankees are using an 11-man pitching staff for the ALDS, having already announced that CC Sabathia, Andy Pettitte and Phil Hughes will be in line to pitch the first three games against Minnesota.
New York is also carrying A.J. Burnett on the ALDS roster, though he may be bypassed for a Game 4 start in favor of Sabathia on short rest. The bullpen will fill behind closer Mariano Rivera with Kerry Wood, Joba Chamberlain, Dave Robertson, Boone Logan, Mitre and Moseley.
Selecting Mitre and Moseley effectively deleted right-handers Chad Gaudin, Ivan Nova and Javier Vazquez from the roster, as well as left-hander Royce Ring, who had been under consideration to serve as a second lefty option along with Logan.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi had been weighing the idea of carrying Eduardo Nunez as an additional infielder and pinch-running option, but decided instead to go with Golson, who made a strong throw from right field to cut down the Rays’ Carl Crawford at third base for the final out of a Sept. 14 game at Tropicana Field.
Interesting choices. Let’s see how they work out, or don’t, once the games begin.