Yankees recall Logan, Marte to the DL


The Yankees have recalled lefty reliever Boone Logan from Triple-A today, taking the place of Damaso Marte, who was placed on the disabled list with shoulder inflammation. His shoulder started barking in Seattle, and he will begin a shoulder strengthening program. The Rays have some dangerous lefties in their lineup with Carl Crawford, John Jaso, Carlos Pena, and Matt Joyce, so it’s understandable why Joe Girardi would want another southpaw during Marte’s absence.

Meanwhile, Girardi indicated during his pre-game press conference that he would “do what’s best for the team” in the 8th inning, and that his players are going to have to “earn their roles.” Doesn’t exactly sound like a ringing endorsement of Joba Chamberlain, does it?

Categories : Asides, Death by Bullpen


  1. Chris0313 says:

    Why wasn’t I born left-handed? I could be a below average major-league reliever on any Joe Girardi managed team.

  2. Gonzo says:

    If I learned anything from Short Cicuit 2, it’s that it takes a tough man to make a tender chicken.

    I think Girardi and Co. are implementing this axiom to a “t.”

    Joba can learn from this too.

  3. zs190 says:

    Maybe he’s a replacement for Yogi for Old Timers’ Day and if not, can we make it that way? =( Nothing like a LHP that can’t get LH hitters out for matchups, awesome…

  4. Chris0313 says:

    .280/.400 for the Boooooooooone vs. LHB.

  5. Chris0313 says:

    Looks like Boone Logan is up for good now that Marte is on the DL. Mercy.

  6. Jon G says:

    Ugh, no!

    Why don’t they just recall Alby, since he’s been stellar against both sides and Logan has already shown he can’t get much of anybody out..? Or try Royce Ring?

    Anything but another stint of watching Logan walk lefties and allow hits that push a game out of reach. It’s infuriating.

    I was just wondering when we’d see some Bullpen moves, but this was the last thing I expected or wanted…

    • ROBTEN says:

      I agree with you, but:

      1. Unless I’m mistaken, Ring is not on the 40 man, which would mean that bringing him up would require two moves.

      2. Even though Albaladejo has shown that he’s a better pitcher, he’s not left-handed and, unfortunately, no manager will go without a left handed reliever, even when it might be a more rational decision. Having a left-hander in the bullpen, even if a right-hander is a better option, is just one of those “truisms” that people won’t question.

      The thing about Logan is that even though he’s slightly better than Albaladejo at getting lefties out (2.39 FIP/.171 BA/.238 BABIP to 3.06 FIP/200 BA/.271 BABIP), Albaladejo can also get righties out (1.28 FIP/.115 BA/.200 BABIP) at a much better rate than Logan (2.37 FIP/.273 BA/.353 BABIP) and thus would be more useful since it would eliminate the possibility of match-ups and give you more options out of the pen.

      What is frustrating, as you say, is that this is an opportunity to “hold it differently” “think differently” and yet, like most teams, they’re playing it safe and going with the familiar.

      I also suspect that there is a small chance that Albaladejo is “trade bait” and they fear that if he comes up and under-performs that any narrative about his improvements will be lost.

  7. JobaWockeeZ says:

    When can we get rid of this scrub for good?

  8. Dave says:

    I understand he is not left handed, but every time I see a AAA releiver called up and it is not Albie it is totally perplexing. What does the front office not like about him that they think he could not be an upgrade in the pen?

  9. bonestock94 says:

    What a disaster

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