Berroa, Robertson hop on the Scranton shuttle (Update: Melancon too)

A bad game all around
So close. So close.

Chad Jennings reported a short time ago that Angel Berroa and David Robertson have been summoned to Boston for tonight’s game. Berroa will replace Cody Ransom on the roster, and his call up requires a corresponding 40-man move. We’ll update this post as soon as the Yankees announce it. Robertson replaces Chien-Ming Wang on the 25-man, and either he or Steven Jackson will be sent down on Tuesday when the Yanks call up what I am guessing will be Phil Hughes to make a start.

I wonder if the Yanks considered Eric Duncan for this move as well. While Duncan is no longer considered much of a prospect, he’s hitting .326/.400/.419 in the early going. The Yanks would have had nothing left to lose, and Berroa, 31, is what he is. On the flip side, with Ransom out, by summoning Berroa now, the Yanks can send Ramiro Peña back to the minors when A-Rod is activated in May.

Update 11:37 a.m.: Here’s a great useless number: Angel Berroa has played a grand total of 0.1 innings at third base in his career. It came in this game, and Berroa did not need to field a single baseball. My mini-case for Eric Duncan just grew stronger.

Update by Mike (11:54am): Word from Scranton is that Mark Melancon is also heading to Fenway. Sounds like they found something in Bruney’s MRI this morning. The team will need to make a 40-man move for him as well as Berroa now. We’ll keep you posted.

A bad game all around
So close. So close.
  • http://www.twitter.com/MatthewHarris84 Matt

    I was thinking the same thing about Duncan, he couldn’t be any worse at the plate than Ransom was, and with ARod coming back sooner now, why not give him a look for 2 weeks?

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

      Woah, now there’s two Matt’s w/links in their names. This is gonna get confusing.

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

        One of stick a last initial in there or something. The Steve’s all worked it out.

        • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

          One’s from UConn. I can smell the stink a mile away…=D

          • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

            Still smells better than the burning trash heap that is Syracuse ;)

        • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

          Alright, sticking the blog letters on there since the I in that field looks like a lower case “L.”

          Anyway, I’d like to see Duncan get his shot, but Berroa can’t be much worse than Ransom. After all, there’s hopefully only a week or two of this problem left.

      • Andy In Sunny Daytona

        The first Matt is obviously Matt Harris.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=15305165&ref=profile Doug

          I’m going to guess he’s 25 years old.

        • A.D.

          The first “Matt” is actually Eric Duncan himself appealing to the blog to be called up.

      • http://www.twitter.com/MatthewHarris84 Matt H

        Fixed, haha.

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      If Eric Duncan can’t jump vertically up on a 55″ box, then he has no business being in the Major Leagues.

  • Rich

    There are two possible reasons:

    1) They realize that they have rushed him in the past, to his detriment, and they don’t want to risk doing that again now that he may have found himself at age 24.

    2) They have become re-convinced of his potential, and don’t want to risk losing him if they need his 40 man spot in two weeks.

    I think it was time to think outside the box, but they don’t do that every often.

  • Lanny

    No one stumps for Eric Duncan quite like this site.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

      I can’t decide if this is some veiled attack at us or just a boringly obvious statement of fact.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Mike A, in answer to your last question:

    A few. Interestingly enough, they are all heartbreaking losses.

  • tripp

    Can the Yankees just DFA Ransom and assign him to AAA? I highly doubt anyone is going to claim an injured utility infielder who just finished a stellar month at the plate. It seems likely that Ransom is going to be out at least until AROD gets back.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

      You can’t DFA someone on the DL, and I’m pretty sure the Yanks would incur the wrath of the players association if they DFA’d Ransom instead of DLing him. Joe and I were talking about that a few minutes ago, but I guess the Yanks still see something in Ransom they like, want or need.

      • tripp

        Thanks, I wasn’t sure if that was legal or not.

    • Marty Funkhowser

      They could put him on the 60 day DL and get a roster spot. i’m sure Ransom wouldn’t mind, two free months of big league pay.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    14 games at third for Berroa in the minors.

  • Countryclub

    If bruney is going to hit the dl, it’s time to bring up melancon. I really hope bruney is ok though.

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      Bringing up Mark Melancon requires yet another 40-man move. Anthony Claggett would likely get the call instead.

      • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

        Foot, meet mouth.

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

        They could stick Nady on the 60-day DL to open a 40-man spot.

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    It looks like Cody Ransom’s Yankee career will end with a modest 6 game hitting streak.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      For serious?

      • Andy In Sunny Daytona

        Unless they plan on activating him after his DL stint.

        • A.D.

          I imagine so, A-Rod returns, Pena get sent down. Ransom returns, they just DFA Berroa, unless somehow he’s mashing, which I don’t see happening.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Pete Abe:

    Further word from Scranton is that Mark Melancon is on the way to Boston.

    That can’t be good news for Brian Bruney.

    Fahk, I’m more concerned with the bold portion.

    • Rich

      It’s hard to believe they have test results this early. My guess is that they are merely covering themselves for any contingency.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      Ho fuck.

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

      F.U.C.K

    • A.D.

      Probably not, but we’ll see the 40 man moves, the Yankees could just be saying “fuck it we’re stacking the pen up”

  • E-ROC

    Ramiro Pena should start ’til A-Rod return.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Sweet. Now I can tell the my friends that Joba isn’t Mo’s successor since Melancon might pitch today or tomorrow.

  • A.D.

    Makes the most sense. Berroa is a throw-away player in that the Yankees aren’t developing him, he isn’t young, and they probably don’t care if they have to DFA in a few weeks.

    Additionally if Berroa comes up and sucks it up, he can easily be DFA for a healthy Russo or E-Dunc, If you brought up E-Dunc and he sucked, the Yankees would have a semi tough decision on DFAing him, since another team with 40 man room might be interested, especially if they have a weak farm.

  • Countryclub

    I hope the people in scranton made their way out to see melancon, because he wont be coming back.

  • Stryker

    damnnnnnnn melancon getting the call up to the bigs. i knew it’d be before the all star break but i didnt think it’d be THIS soon. here’s to hoping he makes fools out of the hitters he faces!

  • A.D.

    Melancon getting the call, looks like the under on May 15th.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      That’s right, I am in fact the man.

  • Abuchawo

    You guys are fools- they’re probably going going to send Jackson down for Melancon. I thought you said Bruney’s problem wasn’t serious!

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      Why would they send down a reliever that hasn’t been used when the bullpen will most likely be without Mariano Rivera, Phil Coke, and Damaso Marte for today’s contest?

    • A.D.

      Melancon & Berroa need 40 man spots, therefore its not that simple.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

      Bruney was the one who said he didn’t think he had a serious elbow problem. We just hoped that to be the case. How would any of us here — or anyone outside of the Yanks’ medical staff — be able to judge that?

      But I do appreciate the 100 percent unwarranted and unnecessary “you guys are fools” line. Way to be mature.

  • A.D.

    My guess is Nady 60 day DL retro-active. Humberto DFA or 60 day DL.

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      Ah, good point on the Nady part.

      • http://liberalmusings.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

        But Nady is supposed to be out for only a month, so 60-day DL’ing him is not wise.

        My guess: 60 day-DL on Sanchez, DFA Hacker(??)

        • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

          I heard June.

      • A.D.

        Yeah Nady has already been out 15 days including today, they say he needs ~1 month to rehab, bumping it up to 45 days before he could be back, so maybe you miss 2 weeks you could have him, maybe his rehab takes longer.

    • tripp

      That could be pretty accurate because Contreras spoke with Jennings and said that Sanchez was no where near being ready to pitch.

      • A.D.

        At this point, Sanchez is a monster project, its going to be awhile, if ever, before he sees a major league roster.

        • Andy In Sunny Daytona

          He saw one last Spetember.

          • A.D.

            I meant again.

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      I would say they either 60-day DL Ransom or Hungry Hungry Humberto with Nady going on it as well.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

      If the Yanks truly think Nady needs just 4-6 weeks of rehab, they won’t put him on the 60-day DL. That would push his return to the 8-9 week period.

      • http://liberalmusings.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

        We tied on that one.

      • Andy In Sunny Daytona

        That’s true. Unfortunately, the Yankees have not made me privy to X6’s x-rays. I’m not sure that I could see anything anyways, so good move on their part.

  • Slu

    I hope Ransom never plays another inning for the Yankees.

    • Zack

      Wow, thats a bit extreme now isn’t it.

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

        No. I pretty much agree with those sentiments, but if there’s no one better to replace him, we’re stuck with him.

        • Zack

          Well, shoot, I hope that Melky Cabrera never plays another inning for the Yankees, but its not going to happen. Doesn’t make it less of an extreme statement though. Ransom is what he is and he certainly isn’t a starter. But he has been a capable backup in the past.

          • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

            Cody Ransom is 33 and had 51 plate appearances as “a capable backup” for the Yanks. That’s hardly a conclusive sample size, and there’s a very good reason why he’s 33 with a Minor League career that far outshines his Major League career.

            • Zack

              Dude’s got a higher career ops and ops+ than Melky.

        • tripp

          Mark Gruds! His friends say he’s staying in shape and wants to play for a contender!

      • Slu

        I am not sure why it is extreme. He is old. He can’t hot at all, and his fielding is not good enough to outweigh his horrible bat. Pena can do the same job as Ransom and is younger. I would choose him over Ransom 100% of the time.

        • Zack

          And that just makes your statement even more extreme. How do you know Pena can do the same job? Because his minor league track record sure doesn’t suggest that. Tee fact of the matter is, you put either of those guys there and they are going to get exposed for what they are, but as bench players, Ransom has far more likelihood of being useful and has a track record to back it up.

          You are making an absolute statement based on seeing Pena play, what, 10 games and get 13 ABs, where he has exactly 2 hits? Yeah, that’s more than enough time to say you’d take 100% of the time.

  • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

    Ding Ding Ding, I win.

    I said before May 1st Melancon will get called up. I’m so fucking happy right now.

    • http://www.twitter.com/MatthewHarris84 Matt H

      It’s bitter-sweet if Bruney is down for a long time though…

    • http://bigbluepinstripes.blogspot.com/ LB

      I’m happy that Melancon is here sooner than I thought, but it sucks that the reason why is due to an injury to Bruney

    • Joey H

      Oh yeah that is something to be shits and giggles over. Where is your sense? It was apparent that something with the team was going wrong if they bought him up that early. So thats what happened. Nothing to be celebrating.

  • http://www.twitter.com/MatthewHarris84 Matt H

    The Yankee roster is bleeding…

  • http://liberalmusings.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    I now hate Mike A. for picking up Melancon in the fantasy league!

  • tarik

    Has there been an actual report that Bruney is injured or is that just the most logical speculation considering Melancon’s call up?

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      The latter.

  • NYFan50

    D-Rob + Melancon > Bruney, as much as it sucks to lose him.

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      But, 1 roster spot > 2 roster spots.

    • Zack

      Melancon> Bruney, but I’d rather have both of them

      • Andy In Sunny Daytona

        Let’s wait till he at least throws 1 pitch in MLB before we say that.

        • Zack

          Why? While Bruney was pitching great thus far, he has shown no history of staying healthy or longterm success. Melancon is very projectable, and we make statements about prospects all the time. I don’t think its a stretch at all to say that Melancon is a better pitcher than Bruney. Will he be as successful? Who knows, but its not like Bruney has really “put it together” thus far in his career.

          • Andy In Sunny Daytona

            I hope Melancon becomes the next great closer for the Yankees (and I think he will), but to say he’s better than anyone right is pure speculation.
            I don’t think that you are wrong, I just think your jumping the gun a little early.

            • Zack

              But we do that kind of thing all the time. That’s what prospect rankings is all about. That’s what trades are based on, and its not just pure spec, its backed up by #s, ability, and makeup. Melancon has dominated everywhere he has been.

              If we can say that, oh, Hughes>Bowden, we can say Melancon>Bruney. He’s a better pitcher, he is. Again, will he have a better career, who knows? But he’s better. But I don’t think it really matters

  • Brooklyn Ed

    go rape the Sox, Melancon. show them you are better than Papelbum,.

  • Manimal

    20 bucks says the Fox reporters say his name wrong.

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

      Melon-cone.

      • Joey H

        Someone called into my show and pronounced his name
        “Melllin-con.”

  • DocBooch

    Pete Abe just reported that it is official, Bruney is on the DL

  • Accent Shallow

    Definitely excited for the Melancon era.

  • DocBooch

    I was liking this team a hell of a lot better 24 hours ago. Damn, Bruney is a major loss. I know Melancon is a stud, but geez he still got similac on his lips and we are going to throw him into the fire of Fenway

    • kSturnz

      It’s irrelevant, because We’ll all love the teams in a couple weeks with Alex back

  • JimT

    How long has Melancon been in Pro Ball? It appears that the Yankees due to their top heavy salary structure and lack of organizational depth are once again rushing a young pitcher to “the show”.

    • manimal

      If anything, they took it slow with Melancon. He had surgery and after rehabbing, he shot up from A to AAA last year. He was ready for the majors but they kept him in the minors to get innings.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

      Do you in reality hate the Yankees or do you just enjoy slamming them repeatedly for no reason?

      Melancon’s been with the organization for a few years. He’s 24, and he’s utterly dominated at every level. At some point, you bring these guys up so they can contribute and develop against competition that might actually challenge them. That’s the way it works with every organization.

      • JimT

        Geez Ben, I don’t hate anyone. I don’t make up petty little nicknames, I don’t link to articles concerning family members having legal problems and I’ve never expressed joy over someone getting hurt. I do like to zing it to the Yankees because outside of their fan base they are seen as the “school yard bully” of MLB. Besides I’m a life long Red Sox fan so it comes naturally.

        All of that aside, isn’t it a fair question to ask, Have the Yankees been rushing their young pitching prospects? And shouldn’t there be some concern that this is next high risk promotion?

        It’s only Baseball. People come right back at me, especially Mondesi with counter aurguments, its all in good fun. Please don’t take this so personal, I’m not attacking you. Peace.

        • DP

          Before anyone “counter argues” you, you should at least take the time to find out if something you are saying is true or not, rather than just talking out of your ass.

          • JimT

            Don’t you think that Ian Kennedy and Phil Hughes were rushed to the Majors? Also, isn’t it possible that Melancon is also being rushed?

            This time last year the guy was pitching at A ball coming off of arm surgery. Now he is headed for the big club, don’t you think that is moving a bit quickly? The Yankees are reacting to a need, for the short term he is undoubtedly their best option. But is this in Melancon’s best long term interest? Time will tell.

  • Joe R

    Its hard to be excited for someone who so far just has potential when losing someone whos been so dominant. Im just glad its April and can work through it early and get the ship sailing straight.

    • Joe R

      Oh and Yahoo baseball doesnt have Melancon available yet :(

      • Brooklyn Ed

        i got him already over on ESPN, :D

  • DocBooch

    ARod, hurry it up….I’ll take a 70% ARod over 90% of the league.

  • 27 this year

    Wow, the Yanks lose two third basemen, their right fielder, their 8th inning guy (Clearly the worst of all. I mean, a good 8th inning guy is far more important than one of the best hitters of all time in Arod because he can’t hit in the 8th inning, by far the most important inning, and technically their #2 starter. Wow, and the team while decimated have some decent people to plug in all the holes except third base.

  • A.D.

    Malec getting his shot at AAA with Berroa being called up, I like it.

  • Matt K

    The best part about all this is we won’t even need a pen tonight. Not with AJ on the hill.

    • Joe R

      Yeah well I also thought we could hold onto a 2 run lead with Mo but anything is possible.

  • gxpanos

    I know we’re all down, but how about an (admittedly) weak stab at some good news: is Papelbum good anymore? He didn’t throw his previously nasty splitter except once, when he bounced it, and his FB control wasn’t even that good. He’d supposedly been working on his slider, but we didn’t see any of those either. If Teix hadn’t pulled a Melky on the pitch at his eyes the Yanks could have had bases loaded in the 10th. Maybe it’s just early, but are Sox fans worried about him at all? I think I would be.

    Blow Pops and world peace and Brian Bruney finally NOT geting injured!

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      I like to think a “pulling a Melky” is hitting a game-winning home run in the 14th inning. But, then again, I am an eternal optimist.

      • gxpanos

        Haha one hour pulling a Melky is a walk-off, the next hour a Melky is an insane swing at a bad pitch.

        • Andy In Sunny Daytona

          True. Maybe calling it an “Evil Melky” would be better.

          • A.D.

            Similar to Good Ollie/Badd Ollie for the Mets.

            Good Melky/Evil Melky.

  • manimal

    Maybe Mike Dunn will get pushed up to AAA with Melancon and Robertson out of Scranton

  • DocBooch

    Ok, Burnett is officially my favorite Yankee now…He is getting ready for todays game by watching 300. (Pete Abe)

    • kSturnz

      YANKEES, WHAT IS YOUR PROFESSION!!!????

      • 27 this year

        ah oo! ah oo! ah oo!

      • DocBooch

        Don’t quite understand your point….he is one, thus a Yankee. Is this like the RBIs argument? If so, get a grip. I’m a chiropractor if that has any bearing on the comment.

        • A.D.

          Its a takeoff from the movie.

          • kSturnz

            LOL@booch^ someone has to see 300

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      So I named the baseball team in my novel the Spartans just because of that movie.

    • Zack

      God that is a terrible awful movie

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

        I wasn’t going to say anything, but since Zack did, I’ll take it from there. I fail to see why there’s so much hoopla surrounding that movie. It’s really not very good at all.

        • Andy In Sunny Daytona

          It’s very realistic.

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

          Nope. In fact, if you read Gates of Fire by Steven Pressfield, you’ll think 300 sucks even more. Chances of me mentioning this in the game thread: ~100%

    • tim randle

      but he’s not a true yankee yet

  • Abuchawo

    Edited by RAB: Abuchawo has been banned for this comment. There will be no making up news and attributing it to other reputable sources.

    • 27 this year

      oh fuck!

    • gxpanos

      Oh. funny.

    • 27 this year

      wait a sec, peteAbe’s doesn’t say that. Why make up something like that?

    • kSturnz

      go to hell and die, in that order

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

        2nded

    • A.D.

      Where do you see that?

  • touchtoneterriost

    Eric Duncan.Hope that was a joke by the poster.This place needs to stop selling those “Save the Big three” shirts and get some “No More AAAA players” shirts.

    Eric Duncan is a bust.Face it and Brett Gardner unlike Melky isn’t a fourth outfielder he’s a pinch-runner.Hopefully we get some draft picks from Damon and Xavier Nady next year.

    • A.D.

      Last time I checked Angel Berroa is a bust too, basically making it pick your bust.

      • tim randle

        ESPN is now playing ‘Name Your Bust’ which they tailored after ‘Name That Molina.’

        please, no boob jokes.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

      Last time I checked, we haven’t been pushing or selling those t-shirts in, oh, eight months, but don’t let that impact your baseless decision to cream the site.

      Thanks for the page views, by the way! I hope you enjoy your time with Angel Berroa.

      • Joey H

        Too bad you can’t ban these guys Ben. It was running ramped yesterday. Oh and by the way, Nice appearance with David Ushery right?

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

          Yup. Ushery had me on earlier this week. Thanks!

          • Joey H

            Cool. I’m happy you guys continue to grow. As long as Face-Palm comments like these stop O_o . LOL.

        • tim randle

          rampant.

          sorry…

  • Mike

    I don’t understand why people are doing backflips over Melancon coming up. If Bruney wasn’t hurt and Melancon was being added to the Bruney-Mo bridge I could understand it…but Bruney has been lights out, what is he going to come up and be more dominant? Maybe strikeout 4 an inning? It will be nice to see what he’s got but we have to hope Bruney’s injury isn’t serious.

    • Joey H

      You know. I’m going to remember your name. You have an idea of what you’re talking about before you post it. If you think this is bad, read last nights thread. We were face palming left and right.

    • gxpanos

      Obviously we’re down about Brune-Dog, and would rather he be fine (it’s becoming a sad trend for a great dude and player). But Melancon is a pretty good replacement, considering many on this site consider it a good chance he’ll take over for Mo. We’re excited to see him, and maybe that’s what’s making it seem that we don’t care about Bruney. But I know I do.

      • Mike

        Unfortunately I have a feeling it is going to be serious. Seems like this injury came out of nowhere and then they jumped right into putting him on the DL. It can’t be good. Best case scenario is he’ll be back when the 15 days is up and Melancon is lights out and stays in NY (obvious, I know).

    • A.D.

      Well I don’t think anyone wants Bruney hurt, but given that he is, there’s nothing the Yankees can do but replace on the 25 man, the fact they’re going with the best reliever in the minors vs the most convenient on the 40 man, that is the way to go and why people are excited.

      Plus hopefully it means when Bruney is healthy Melancon sticks and thus a pretty damn good 7-9 inning guys.

      • Mike

        I wasn’t implying that people are happy Bruney is hurt…just saying that the excitement needs to be tempered given the circumstances and what we’re trading in. I’m looking forward to seeing what he’s got though.

    • Zack

      I don’t think anyone is rejoicing over Bruney being down. obviously Bruney + Melancon is much better. But a) you have to try and find a silver lining b) many of us have been waiting to see Melancon for quite sometime c) Bruney has never shown any history of sustained success d) again, nobody is doing backflips over the situation, people are just excited to see one of the team’s top prospects with a very real chance of immediate success.

  • Joey H

    I know Berroa’s defense is at question right. But I can’t count how many times I saw Ransom bounce the ball on a throw to first by 10-15 feet. I think we should look at this in a positive way and just think, if he can provide any sort of offense, the bottom lineup will stop resembling that of a National League lineup.

  • Drew

    Welcome to the Bigs Mark Melancon. Is this the last time we say that?

    • Joey H

      Well, it is only the first time we are saying that.

      • Drew

        Really? Wow. What’s great about that was that you didn’t even answer my question.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    I realize this is off topic…but the Nationals are really, really freakin’ bad.

    Anyway, back on topic.

    Every team will have their own injury issues to overcome.

    The great ones always find a way.

  • DocBooch

    Girardi did say last night in the press conference that Bruney was still throwing gas on Tuesday when he felt it, so that was a good sign. I think they would have DL’d him even if it just showed a little effusion. Although, the speed at which they threw him on the DL does concern me.

    • Joey H

      Yes. That is some what comforting. Maybe it’s a precaution and to make a spot for a reliever without pain.

  • DocBooch

    @Joey H., agreed. Not to mention they still have their defensive replacement in Pena. That kid can pick it.

  • Sal

    Bruney can’t stay healthy

  • DreDog

    Joe G. probably wouldn’t do it, but wouldn’t it be awesome is Melancon saved his first MLB game, the day he was brought up, against the Red Sux?

    I mean only because Mo threw 29 pitches last night.

    Also, have you seen A-Rod’d hairline recently?

  • Drew

    Damn, Ransom got the 60 day, I wonder id we ever see him in a Yankee uniform.

  • tim randle

    from lohud:

    Damon hasn’t had an MRI yet but they’re convinced his tear is serious and so he’s on the 60.

    please tell me he meant ransom…i need finish moving and get cable/high speed internet…

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