Jun
16

Yankees add Gordon to roster, demote Pendleton, release Sanit

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Update (12:25pm): Via Peter Botte, the Yankees have flat out released Amaury Sanit to make room on the 40-man roster for Gordon. Releasing a man while he’s injured? Ouch. At least he’ll get a Major League salary for the rest of the season.

Original Post (11:55am): Via Dan Barbarisi, the Yankees have officially added Brian Gordon to the roster, and it appears as though Lance Pendleton is being sent down in the corresponding move. He was seen packing his bags. I’m not sure what the 40-man roster move is yet, though I supposed Pendleton could have been designated for assignment rather than just sent down.

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  • Cy Pettitte

    $20 on Sanit being DFA

    • Pat D

      Can you DFA someone on the DL?

      • Cy Pettitte

        if not then put him on the 60 day DL

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

          They can’t if it’s not a 60 day injury. The union will flip.

          • Gonzo

            Well then, Mr Sanit will just have to fall down the stairs. Clumsy guy.

            Is Howie Spira still on the payroll?

            • Pat D

              Fuck that guy.

    • Cy Pettitte

      winner

      • Pat D

        You said DFA, not outright released.

        Therefore the judges cannot accept your answer!

  • Dave

    Why not dump Jeff Marquez instead? You used him last night — probably wouldn’t use him today.

    • Mister Delaware

      I like Marquez a little bit. And not just because he’s the A in the A + B = C equation where B = A lion and C = Sergio Mitre.

      • Ted Nelson

        Q: What’s the opportunity cost of Mister Delaware being eaten by a lion?

        A: Nothing

        • Mister Delaware

          Leave humor to the funny.

          • Ted Nelson

            Not supposed to be humorous…

  • http://unclemikesmusings.blogspot.com Uncle Mike

    This makes no sense. Pendleton’s had one bad game and a few good ones. He doesn’t deserve this. If you’re going to send someone down, send down Boone Logan. It’s not like he’s doing the one thing we demand that he do, get lefthanded batters out.

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

      Can’t send Logan down, he’s out of options.

      • TMiller

        Could flat out release him though.

        • Mister Delaware

          But its better to release Sanit.

          • Ted Nelson

            What’s the opportunity cost of releasing Sanit?

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Then who’s the LOOGY?

    • TMiller

      Joe clearly likes guys who don’t do their job though.
      Cervelli (offer ANYTHING positive off the bench). Logan (Get lefties out). Posada (hit). Soriano pre-injury(Be a shut down 8th inning guy).

      • Pat D

        .300/.383/.380 since May 1.

        Yea, the lack of power is troubling, but I wouldn’t call that not hitting.

        And the .065 BABIP during April says a lot, too.

        • TMiller

          A singles hitting DH. Anyone else have one of those?

          He’s definitely looked a lot better as of late, but I still don’t have much confidence with him at the plate. Also I’m not a huge fan of putting too much stock into BABIP. An .065 could mean absolutely terrible luck, or the fact that he just can’t make good contact with the ball, meaning weak grounders and pop outs that clearly aren’t gonna get it done. I don’t know about you, but during April I didn’t really see Posada get robbed of too many balls that could have otherwise fallen in for hits that would support the bad luck notion.

          • Pat D

            Well, if you go by who BRef has listed as each team’s primary DH, then the following teams have DH’s with sub-.400 SLG:

            Toronto
            Baltimore
            Chicago
            Seattle
            Los Angeles
            Oakland

            So it seems a few have that problem.

      • CP

        Posada is hitting now, so I’m glad Joe stuck with him.

        Soriano was probably injured the whole season. He pitched a total of 15 innings before hitting the DL, so it’s not like Joe stuck with him for a long time.

        Logan has been solid (not great) this year. He has a 3.38ERA, 3.90FIP, 4.43xFIP.

        Cervelli is a typical backup catcher. He sucks. If you can catch and don’t suck, then you’re a starter.

        • TMiller

          Back ups usually offer good defense though. I’d take Jose Molina with half his bat (which is very very VERY little bat) over what Cervelli really offers at this point.

          • TMiller

            especially with Montero waiting in Scranton

          • CP

            People think backups offer good defense because they can’t hit, so people assume they must be on the roster for their defense. In reality, backups just suck.

  • Pat D

    Uh oh.

    If last night was the C lineup, then I’m sure people will say today is the D lineup.

    • TMiller

      Is the lineup out? What’s different from last night?

      • Pat D

        No ARod.

        • NC Saint

          But also no Cervelli!

        • Greg

          Well, as long as Tex and Grandy are in there, we’ll be fine.

      • Yank The Frank

        Arod out Jones in, Martin catching.

        • Yank The Frank

          Posada DH

        • TMiller

          I guess we’ll see today how healthy Martin is. Texas will be testing him back there.

    • Karl Krawfid

      A-Rod 1-15 career against Wilson. He would make it the F lineup.

      • Pat D

        Didn’t know that, thanks for the info.

        Also not a bad idea to give him 1 1/2 days off with 6 National League dates upcoming.

      • NC Saint

        A-Rod is .302 career against major league pitchers.

  • Pants Lendleton

    Logan is a victim of a reverse split unfortunately.

  • Phil

    Could Arod be having trouble w/that hip? Inquiring minds want to know.

  • Cuso

    Flash! AH AH! He’ll Save Every One of Us!

  • paulc

    sanit had to go.

  • Cuso

    Game 67: The Invisible Thread?

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Pants Lendleton, we hardly knew ye. I actually thought he pitched pretty well, although I guess Wade is a more proven option.

  • FernandoP

    Sanit definitely had to go.