Joe Girardi Likes 'Versatility' Dustin Ackley Brings To The YankeesManager Joe Girardi has some more versatility on the Yankees' bench after New York acquired Dustin Ackley from Seattle on Thursday.
Yankees Add Positional Depth, Acquire Dustin Ackley From MarinersAckley, 27, came up a second baseman in 2011, but had been used almost exclusively as an outfielder this season in Seattle, playing 63 games in left, 21 in center and two in right.
Yanks Put Drew On Paternity List, Recall Pirela And MitchellYankees second baseman Stephen Drew has been placed on the paternity list, and New York recalled infielder Jose Pirela from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
One-Time Top Prospect Mason Williams Finally Gets The Call From The YankeesMason Williams has rebuilt the trust the Yankees are now showing in him.
Yankees' Brendan Ryan Activated From 60-Day DL; Ramon Flores Sent DownRyan had missed the entire season with calf and hamstring injuries. He hit .167 (19 for 114) last year for the Yankees.
Sweeny: My Sweet 16 Thoughts With Opening Day Around The CornerLet’s remember how long a baseball season is. When 2012 began, the Marlins and the Angels were supposed to be in the playoffs and the A’s and the Orioles weren’t. We still haven’t played Game 1 of 162. Let’s try to enjoy the ride.
Sweeny: Granderson Injury Hurts, But No Need For PanicCurtis Granderson will be back. It is up to the rest of the Yankees to hold the ship together until his bat returns to the lineup.