• Yanks To Add Two For Tuesday

    Posted by on April 15th, 2014 · Comments (16)

    Via Newsday

    The Yankees on Monday sent pitcher Shane Greene to Triple-A Scranton / Wilkes-Barre to reduce their mound staff to 12. With Cervelli going on the DL, that means two players will be called up Tuesday, including a catcher. The Yankees are expected to call up John Ryan Murphy instead of Austin Romine, who spent a few days with the club last week.

    For the infield spot, the Yankees could add former Oakland and Detroit player Scott Sizemore. The 29-year-old played two games in the majors in the previous two seasons because of injuries, but he is batting .344 in 10 games for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

    Or the Yankees could add corner infielder / outfielder Russ Canzler. The 28-year-old, who has appeared in the majors with Tampa Bay and Cleveland, is batting .276 in nine games at Triple-A.

    Infielder Corban Joseph, who appeared in two games for the Yankees last season, is another possibility. The 25-year-old is hitting .217 in seven Triple-A games.

    None of those players is on the 40-man roster. The Yankees could create room by moving infielder Brendan Ryan (back) to the 60-day DL.

    And, people thought that Slim Pickens died in 1983.

    Comments on Yanks To Add Two For Tuesday

    1. Evan3457
      April 15th, 2014 | 12:14 pm

      Wait a minnit; you mean other teams have valuable regulars waiting in AAA to be called up in case of injury?

      Who knew?

    2. Mr. October
      April 15th, 2014 | 1:17 pm

      “… The Yankees’ infield began this season as a mess, and it’s only getting messier… No one ever accused this Yankees team of being brilliantly constructed…”

      http://nypost.com/2014/04/14/unreal-string-of-injuries-turns-bombers-inside-out/

      And what less-than-brilliant G.M. was responsible for this team’s construction?

    3. Evan3457
      April 15th, 2014 | 1:26 pm

      Mr. October wrote:

      “… The Yankees’ infield began this season as a mess, and it’s only getting messier… No one ever accused this Yankees team of being brilliantly constructed…”
      http://nypost.com/2014/04/14/unreal-string-of-injuries-turns-bombers-inside-out/
      And what less-than-brilliant G.M. was responsible for this team’s construction?

      The Yankees currently have injuries to their starting 1st baseman, their starting 2nd baseman, their starting shortstop, their backup shortstop, and their backup catcher who is also their 3rd third baseman.

      I tend to think that their are few teams that can withstand that many simultaneous injuries. No matter who the GM is.

    4. Evan3457
      April 15th, 2014 | 1:27 pm

      Cervelli is their 3rd first baseman.

      Oh, and no games have been lost because of the recent rash of injuries. Yet.

    5. Evan3457
      April 15th, 2014 | 1:31 pm

      Mr. October wrote:

      “… The Yankees’ infield began this season as a mess, and it’s only getting messier… No one ever accused this Yankees team of being brilliantly constructed…”
      http://nypost.com/2014/04/14/unreal-string-of-injuries-turns-bombers-inside-out/
      And what less-than-brilliant G.M. was responsible for this team’s construction?

      And the next two sentences following the 2nd quote are conveniently omitted:

      “The clear strategy was to bank on the strengths to cover for the weaknesses, and the good news for the Yankees is that their strengths have emerged as hoped. Their starting rotation has largely delivered, and Ivan Nova contributed a very good outing Sunday night to allay concerns over his first two starts — one shaky, one terrible.

      Most teams have strengths and weaknesses. Most contending teams have strengths and weaknesses. Teams who are strong in all areas, such as the 1986 Mets or the 1998 Yankees, are extremely rare.

    6. Mr. October
      April 15th, 2014 | 2:10 pm

      Evan3457 wrote:

      The Yankees currently have injuries to their starting 1st baseman, their starting 2nd baseman, their starting shortstop, their backup shortstop, and their backup catcher who is also their 3rd third baseman.
      I tend to think that their are few teams that can withstand that many simultaneous injuries. No matter who the GM is.

      The 36-year old second baseman who averaged 48 games played from 2010-13 is injured? And the 40-year old shortstop, too? Unbelieveable… At least the $153 million centerfielder who has averaged only 102 games played per season for his career is still healthy 12 games into the season… Is Cano healthy?

      The $77 million Rays have simultaneous injuries to home grown players, and two of the top starting pitchers in the Major Leagues, but I don’t hear anyone in Tampa Bay front office lamenting their “misfortune…”

      “… Manager Buck Showalter took a subtle jab at the Yankees during his pregame media session as he pointed out that the difficulty in predicting how teams are going to do because of the unpredictability of injuries… ‘The [$237 million 2013] Yankees had some challenges with that last year,’ he said, ‘as they [,and their fans,] talk about a lot…’”

      http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2014-03-01/sports/bal-yankees-gm-brian-cashman-slights-os-20140301_1_brian-cashman-orioles-bullpen-dan-duquette

    7. Evan3457
      April 15th, 2014 | 2:35 pm

      Mr. October wrote:

      The 36-year old second baseman who averaged 48 games played from 2010-13 is injured? And the 40-year old shortstop, too? Unbelieveable…

      And they had Ryan to backup Jeter, but he got hurt before the season started. And they picked up Anna in a minor league trade in November. He was the 3rd shortstop on their depth charts (actually, the 4th, behind Nunez, when he was acquired). So the Yanks are on their 3rd, not 2nd, shortstop. Any other teams in the majors on their 3rd shortstop right now?

      And they had Solarte backing up all 3 infield spots. Solarte became the starting third baseman after Teixeira was injured. Now, he’s the starting 2nd baseman until Teixeira gets back. And they’ve called up Murphy, who’s played some 3rd, and they’ve called up Sizemore, who played both 3rd and 2nd for the Tigers as a mostly regular in 2011.

      So don’t pretend their current injury predicament is solely due to making Jeter and Roberts the starting 2nd baseman. They currently have 2 infielders on the DL, and two more day-to-day, and an extreme backup on the DL.

      At least the $153 million centerfielder who has averaged only 102 games played per season for his career is still healthy 12 games into the season… Is Cano healthy?

      Yes, Cano is healthy, and I’m sure he will be for the next couple of seasons.

      The $77 million Rays have simultaneous injuries to home grown players, and two of the top starting pitchers in the Major Leagues, but I don’t hear anyone in Tampa Bay front office lamenting their “misfortune…”
      “… Manager Buck Showalter took a subtle jab at the Yankees during his pregame media session as he pointed out that the difficulty in predicting how teams are going to do because of the unpredictability of injuries… ‘The [$237 million 2013] Yankees had some challenges with that last year,’ he said, ‘as they [,and their fans,] talk about a lot…’”
      http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2014-03-01/sports/bal-yankees-gm-brian-cashman-slights-os-20140301_1_brian-cashman-orioles-bullpen-dan-duquette

      Right now their are Rays fans lamenting their luck. The front office or manager? Not yet. They claim they have the depth in AAA to withstand it. We’ll see.

    8. Mr. October
      April 15th, 2014 | 3:05 pm

      Evan3457 wrote:

      … So don’t pretend their current injury predicament is solely due to making Jeter and Roberts the starting 2nd baseman.

      it’s not. It’s because Team Cashman has had one of the least productive farm systems in Major League Baseball since 2000, and The Yankee Swordsman has had one of the worst trade records of any G.M. with three or more years of experience in M.L.B. since 2000… What would The Cashman AutoEroticism Era (i.e. 2005-present) have looked like if Sabathia signed with another team? Zero (0) A.L. Pennants won with more than $2.0-2.5 billion in payroll spent?

    9. Corey
      April 15th, 2014 | 7:05 pm

      @ Evan3457:
      You have to admit that going into the season banking on Tex to play the majority of the games at 1B is crazy. Especially since at multiple points in the winter did he talk about how he felt his wrist still.

      We had Carlos Beltran playing 1b the other day.

    10. Raf
      April 15th, 2014 | 9:29 pm

      Corey wrote:

      We had Carlos Beltran playing 1b the other day.

      Because Kelly Johnson had been deployed at 1b, Soriano was DH’ing, Cervelli got hurt, and Romine was sent down for another pitcher.

      Beltran playing 1B wasn’t the first time the Yankees have played someone with no experience @ 1B;

      http://www4.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/New+York+Yankees+v+Tampa+Bay+Rays+7V3XlS0vd9Nl.jpg

      http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2006/09/28/sports/28sheffield.1.600.jpg

    11. Mr. October
      April 15th, 2014 | 9:41 pm

      Raf wrote:

      Beltran playing 1B wasn’t the first time the Yankees have played someone with no experience @ 1B

      Someone with no experience @ 1B who said after the game that he was “hoping” the ball would not be hit to him while the 34-year old $22 million regular first baseman, who had been quoted several times during the offseason that his recovery from season-ending wrist surgery in 2013 would be a “process” throughout the 2014 season, was on the DL again…

      Brian Cashman: Yankees don’t need 1B help

      “… Though it had been thought the Yankees may need a caddy for Teixeira next season as the veteran comes back from wrist surgery, the Yankees GM dispelled that notion. ‘I’m looking for a lot of things, but a first baseman isn’t one of them,’ Cashman said…”

      http://nypost.com/2013/11/10/brian-cashman-yankees-dont-need-1b-help/

    12. Raf
      April 15th, 2014 | 9:49 pm

      Mr. October wrote:

      Someone with no experience @ 1B who said after the game that he was “hoping” the ball would not be hit to him

      http://media.tumblr.com/031652dcb6be2e8e696a7a5b7572ff45/tumblr_inline_mozdetA7FN1qz4rgp.jpg

      Go play with Evan3457, he’s the one who prefers to deal with your foolishness.

    13. Evan3457
      April 16th, 2014 | 12:18 am

      Corey wrote:

      @ Evan3457:
      You have to admit that going into the season banking on Tex to play the majority of the games at 1B is crazy. Especially since at multiple points in the winter did he talk about how he felt his wrist still.
      We had Carlos Beltran playing 1b the other day.

      The situation with Tex wasn’t as dire as it was portrayed over the winter. He had the same surgery as Bautista, was interviews about it, and as is usually the case today, he told the whole truth and nothing but the truth about how he felt at that moment, just a few months after the surgery. Bautista played almost every game last year until late August, but he missed the last 38 games of the season because of a hip injury that had nothing to do with his wrist, and was having a good, not great, season, before the hip ended his year.

      Bautista was 32 last year, and Tex is 34 this year, but there really was no reason not to expect Tex to play, at minimum 120-130 games this year. He still probably will.

    14. Evan3457
      April 16th, 2014 | 12:19 am

      Mr. October wrote:

      Evan3457 wrote:
      … So don’t pretend their current injury predicament is solely due to making Jeter and Roberts the starting 2nd baseman.
      it’s not. It’s because Team Cashman has had one of the least productive farm systems in Major League Baseball since 2000, and The Yankee Swordsman has had one of the worst trade records of any G.M. with three or more years of experience in M.L.B. since 2000… What would The Cashman AutoEroticism Era (i.e. 2005-present) have looked like if Sabathia signed with another team? Zero (0) A.L. Pennants won with more than $2.0-2.5 billion in payroll spent?

      No, it’s not. Not at all. It’s because they have two players day to day, one of whom will likely be back tomorrow (Wednesday), and three others on the DL.

    15. Evan3457
      April 16th, 2014 | 12:25 am

      Mr. October wrote:

      Raf wrote:
      Beltran playing 1B wasn’t the first time the Yankees have played someone with no experience @ 1B
      Someone with no experience @ 1B who said after the game that he was “hoping” the ball would not be hit to him while the 34-year old $22 million regular first baseman, who had been quoted several times during the offseason that his recovery from season-ending wrist surgery in 2013 would be a “process” throughout the 2014 season, was on the DL again…

      …and whose injury which put him on the DL this time had nothing to do with that wrist surgery, the same wrist surgery that Jose Bautista had the year before, and he played nearly every day the next season, until he was felled by a completely unrelated hip injury.

      Brian Cashman: Yankees don’t need 1B help
      “… Though it had been thought the Yankees may need a caddy for Teixeira next season as the veteran comes back from wrist surgery, the Yankees GM dispelled that notion. ‘I’m looking for a lot of things, but a first baseman isn’t one of them,’ Cashman said…”
      http://nypost.com/2013/11/10/brian-cashman-yankees-dont-need-1b-help/

      And Cashman is probably right. Tex will very likely play at least 120-130 games this year at first, and maybe more than that. The reason the Yankees had to move an outfielder who never played first over to first is that the team’s third string first baseman suffered a grade 2 hamstring strain on the same night that two starters were being rested with day to day injuries.

      Wow. An outfielder had to make an emergency appearance at 1st for five innings. What an indictment. How silly.

    16. Mr. October
      April 16th, 2014 | 2:39 pm

      Evan3457 wrote:

      How silly…

      @ Evan3457:
      Is “silly” the new word? I suppose it’s easier to spell than “judgment…”

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