I’m going to toss this one up now as an Open Thread to carry you through until the night game. Stunningly enough, Omar Minaya just traded Ryan Church to the Braves for out machine Jeff Francoeur. (Hat tip to our very own Mike Axisa at MLBTR.) If the Mets want someone with a career 89 OPS+ to roam the outfield and make outs for them, maybe the Yanks can offer them Melky. What a weird and dumb trade for Minaya to make.
Anyway, word out of Anaheim, as we already know, is that Mark Melancon is there. The Yanks have yet to make a corresponding roster move. We’ll be back later. Play nice.
Update: The Yankees have announced that Jonathan Albaladejo has been optioned to AAA. They weren’t going to send off Brett Tomko yet because they need fresh arms tonight. I guess they don’t plan on stretching out Hughes or Aceves as I suggested last night.