The ice-cold Yankees have sent infielder Yangervis Solarte down to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Nobody wins divisions in April. But a team can certainly dig itself a hole deep enough to lose one. The Yanks prevented that Sunday — against a team many pick as the cream of the AL East crop.
Dean Anna drew a bases-loaded walk on a full-count pitch with two outs and Carlos Beltran followed with a two-run single during a four-run 12th inning as the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-1 on Sunday.
Who’s on first? It’s complicated. “We have to do what it takes,” Beltran said after after taking over at the position midway through Sunday’s win. “I hope I don’t have to do it again.”