Bombers center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury was sent for an MRI Thursday of his cranky right calf, which was negative. “We just wanted to make sure he was OK,” manager Joe Girardi said.
“We’ve got Kelly Johnson along with a cast of characters that are going to compete for that spot from the right side,” general manager Brian Cashman said. “We look for it to be a platoon situation, a lefty-righty situation.”
Roberts’ deal was agreed to on Dec. 17 and finalized Tuesday, three days after a spot on the 40-man roster opened when Alex Rodriguez was suspended for the season for violations of baseball’s drug agreement and labor contract.
The Yankees have $22 million extra to spend, which comes at the right time for the Bombers — as they’re targeting Masahiro Tanaka.
The Bombers are still patching together their infield following the departure of second baseman Robinson Cano. The latest piece of the puzzle: former Orioles infielder Brian Roberts.
The Yankees were hesitant to give Infante more than three years, and the Royals decided to give the versatile infielder an extra year to help consummate the deal.
The Yankees have brought back a valuable infield depth piece. Veteran shortstop Brendan Ryan’s two-year contract was made official on Monday.
The way the Yankees see it, Jhonny Peralta could fill many roles. The veteran shortstop apparently has the Bombers’ attention.
Defensive specialist Brendan Ryan is coming back to the Yankees to provide insurance at shortstop, according to WFAN and CBSSports.com baseball insider Jon Heyman.
Second baseman Robinson Cano, outfielder Curtis Granderson and starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda have declined the Yankees’ qualifying offers.
With free agency set to begin, the Yankees have extended qualifying offers to second baseman Robinson Cano, outfielder Curtis Granderson and starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda.
As fictional President Jed Bartlet was fond of saying, “What’s next?” Let’s take a look, starting with the most obvious free agent — Robinson Cano.
Brian Cashman announced on Wednesday afternoon that Jeter has been placed on the disabled list and will miss the remainder of the 2013 season.
While Derek Jeter is sidelined due to soreness, the Yankees picked up Brendan Ryan from the Seattle Mariners.
The Yankees defeated the Mariners 6-2 on Sunday, before heading out on a 7-game road trip.