Jun
21

Yankees call up Colin Curtis

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Via LoHud, the Yankees have called up outfielder Colin Curtis from Triple-A Scranton, presumably because they want to extra position player while playing in NL parks this week. No word on a corresponding roster move, but Curtis will have to be added to both the 25-man and 40-man rosters. This could be the end of Chad Moeller.

The lefty swinging Curtis can play all three outfield spots but is best suited for the corners, and he’s hit ten for his last 28 with three doubles. He is the seventh member of the Yanks’ ungodly 2006 draft haul to reach the majors.

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  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    We actually have an open 40 man spot at the moment (goodbye, Shane Lindsay). Chad Moeller’s life is saved.

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

      Lindsay was DFA’d for Moeller. The 40-man’s full at the moment.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        I just counted yesterday and came up with 39.

      • Rich M

        According to the official website they are at 39. Nick Johnson is on the 60 day DL.

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

        Ah crap, nevermind. I was counting NJ.

  • pat

    I had no idea he was back from the ankle injury. Good for him. He’s come a long way since being diagnosed with cancer back in 1999.

  • Templeton “Brendog” Peck

    i can haz boone logan’s head on a platter?

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      This.

    • pat

      Moeller is much more useless.

      • JMK

        Yep.

    • Cult of Basebaal

      Unfortunately, Logan is left handed and can hit the mid 90′s, he’s going to be harder to kill to off than a horror movie villain …

      • OldYanksFan

        Boone Vader?

  • jon

    no juan miranda?

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

      Foot injury.

  • ABS

    What the hell?? Curtis is a 25 year old corner outfielder who hasn’t slugged over .400 since A ball, and with zero speed (0 for 1 in SB this year)! I guess they don’t have much in the way of alternatives, but damn, between Curtis, Huffman, Russo and Pena, the Yanks have an amazing collection of never-will-bes sure to be below the Mendoza line on the 25 man for a first place team…

    • pat

      Who wants to come to NY and be a backup behind Tex, Arod, Jeter, Cano Granderson or Swisher?

      Umm nobody, which is why we’re forced to use internal options.

    • JMK

      Yes, our callups have struggled. There’s no debate. But Curtis does have a few things going for him. For one, he’s hitting lefties very well, albeit in a small sample. Two, he’s a solid defender. While he won’t be expected to provide power or speed (though I bet he has a bit more speed than you give him credit for considering he can play all three OF spots), he should be able to hold his own in a limited role.

      This is a pretty small move and while the players have struggled, they’re not as bad as they’ve shown. Kevin Russo and Chad Huffman are not .200 hitters. Pena probably is, but I digress.

      • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

        You think Pena is a .200 hitter?

        Damn, pretty bullish on him I guess.

        • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

          Well, maybe not that bad, but probably no better than .235 at most.

          I’m actually developing an unhealthy hatred of Catwoman. Seriously. I can’t even fap to Halle Berry anymore. BLIND WITH RAGE!

    • BigGuy

      Curtis does have some speed, but they haven’t had him stealing any bases because of that high ankle sprain. He missed a month of the season with that. He can play all 3 outfield positions but has played more left and center than right. He’s a very good defensive player and a solid line drive hitter. He doesn’t hit much for power, but he’s a lot better than having Russo or Pena filling in out there. I like this move a lot. It also gives them a lefty bat off the bench.

    • kevin

      Curtis not having speed? He has a lot more than u give him credit for. He may not be blinding you at the big league levels but, the kid broke his hip in eight grade in a hundred yard dash 15 yards ahead of everyone, because he had too much power in his legs!

  • yoo-boo

    wow, I cant believe it. Moeller is an easy target.

    • yoo-boo

      also, there is no 40 man roster move necessary. One of 25 will be simply optioned if Moeller is not DFAed

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

        Optioning a player doesn’t open a 40-man spot.

        • yoo-boo

          huh? He will take NJ’s spot which will become 40th man roster.

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

            I made a mistake, I thought there were 40 players on the 40-man.

  • ADam

    Gotta be Moeller

  • Count Zero

    Yes I’m sure Moeller will be impacted…

    Sorry — couldn’t resist.

    • Gio

      What do you call someone who fails out of medical school?

      A dentist.

      • Phishin’

        anti-dentite!!

  • Mike

    My guess it’s Russo.

    • pat

      With Posada in game shape, a 3rd catcher is completely unnecessary.

      • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

        Plus, isn’t Ramiro Pena an emergency catcher if — God forbid — it comes to that.

        • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

          I’d rather have Ramiro Pena close to the batters box as a catcher than as a hitter.

  • ConcernedFan

    Im glad the yankees are following the trend

    Nats bring up Strasburg
    Mets Ike davis
    Pirates pedro alvarez and jose tabata
    Giants Buster posey
    Marlins Mike Stanton

    the yanks bring up super slugger Colin Curtis

    i hope he starts tonight cause i want to see my boy hit a walk off homer like he did on opening day in S/T

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      I really hope this is mostly a joke and you don’t actually think Colin Curtis is on the level of those other prospects. (No offense meant to CC here, but… yeah.)

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

        Also, no walk-offs for the Yankees on the road.

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.typepad.com/ Angelo

      This has to be a joke, right?

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

      I lol’d.

  • BigBlueAL

    Colin Curtis is no Daniel Nava.

    • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

      Who is though?

      • ConcernedFan

        you guys must be newbies to the world of prospects, Colin Curtis doesnt get mentioned on the top of the list cause of the hype of Jesus Montero and ESPN is biased toward our prospects but Colin Curtis is an all state slugger and will win ROY this year, he will start tonight with a walk off Salami, book it!

        • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

          You must be a newby to the world of sarcasm

        • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

          A walk off salami on the road? You must also be a newby to the world of baseball.

          • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

            Book that.

          • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

            You are getting trolled so hard…

            • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

              You don’t think I know that?

              /tryingtosaveface’d

            • jay

              I just cut ConcernedFans DSL line.

              • ConcernedFan

                good thing i have my backup 28.8k Dial up

                • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

                  PeteAbe, is this you?

                  • ConcernedFan

                    No, this is Andy, Andy Stankiewicz

  • deanland

    Moeller not likely to be DFA’d. He serves an an instructor/mentor to the many farm system catchers. He’s an excellent “spare part” and while Jorge comes back slowly –being treated with kid gloves by Girardi, and wisely so–and Cervelli handles half or more of the catching duties, when they play in AL parks and Jorge is in as DH, they need a spare Catcher on a just-in-case basis.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Moeller not likely to be DFA’d. He serves an an instructor/mentor to the many farm system catchers.

      Sounds like he should be down on the farm, then, doing his job, rather than wasting away as the useless third catcher here with the big club.

  • http://www.yfsf.org AndrewYF

    What is the record for number of draftees in a draft class to reach the majors? I’m thinking it’s something like 15 or 16.

  • scooter10

    Moeller was DFAed. I’m pretty sure he is out of options. The Yankees did not have the choice of optioning him.