Yanks set to expand active roster

Heyman: Yankees won claim for Ted Lilly
Varce dominates as Staten Island splits two

As the Yanks have wrapped play on August 31, they’ll soon have the option to expand their active roster to 40, and according to Chad Jennings, the team is going to take advantage of the added depth. The Journal News beat writer says that Greg Golson, Jonathan Albaladejo and Chad Moeller will be summoned to the big leagues. The remainder of the Scranton roster will have to take aim at the AAA title without its record-setting closer. Moeller’s promotion will require a 40-man move, but there’s a lot of dead weight on that thing right now.

In addition to these call-ups, the Yankees will activate Lance Berkman from the DL on Sept. 1st as well. Alfredo Aceves could rejoin the Yanks too, and A-Rod will be returned to us on Sunday once his 15-day stint is up as well. For now, Jesus Montero will remain at AAA.

Heyman: Yankees won claim for Ted Lilly
Varce dominates as Staten Island splits two
  • http://fmylife.com Bryan

    I’m really pulling for Albalaedjo here. Hopefully the AAA success can translate to the bigs.

    • Gonzo

      Me too. I hope he can build some confidence for next year too.

    • Klemy

      Yeah, me too. In the past I’ve been done with him, but this season he really turned it around. I’m hoping his success translates this time and that he can be a useful tool come the playoffs.

  • larryf

    Alby to someday takeover from Mariano?

    From Mo to J(H)o…..

    • A.D.

      That seems doubtful

  • Ross in Jersey


  • jramey

    Say something were to happen to Moeller that would make it easy to DFA him and call up Jesus…it’s all part of the plan. Cashman you sneaky b*stard.

  • Pat D

    Figure it’s gotta be WDLR that gets DFA’d, right? Huffman looks like the only other candidate.

    • http://twitter.com/dpatrickg Dirty Pena

      Corona seems like another strong candidate.

  • MikeD

    Why can’t it be Nick Johnson? He’s not coming back this year and he’s not going to be on the Yankees next year, so just cut him and open up the 40-man spot.

    • steve (different one)

      he’s not on the 40 man.

    • Ross in Jersey

      he was put on the 60 day DL a long time ago, meaning he isn’t taking up a roster spot.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Welcome back, Chad. Welcome back.

  • Canseco’s Mullet

    Won’t they actually need to open up two 40 man roster spots? One for Moeller, and one for Aceves. Assuming Ace get back into form he’s on the 60 day DL and not on the 40 man roster.

    • Pat D

      Yea, whenever they’re ready to do that.

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

      They can move Marte to the 60-day DL. He’s pushing 55 days now and isn’t close to returning.

      • Canseco’s Mullet

        Forgot about Marte. Girardi must be going nuts without a second lefty in contention for a bullpen spot.

      • jsbrendog (returns)

        wtf happened to that guy. seriously…..how can he not stay healthy? and not like, nagging injuries but he goes out for the whole damn yr two years in a row? wtf

  • nathan

    Has to be WLDR

  • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

    Side note, I like how that’s the link for the 40-man roster and says 40-man roster on top of the list then says “**not on 40-man roster.”

    Cause that makes sense.

  • MikeD

    It says there’s lots of “dead weight” but I don’t see that many easy cuts, at least for September. WDRL, Corona, Huffman? Others? It’ll be easier once the season is over.

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

      Marte can be moved to the 60-man. WDRL can be DFA’d. Corona can be DFA’d. There’s no need to carry Russo/Curtis/Huffman/Golson. That’s at least four spots and possibly five.