The Yankees have outrighted Jeff Marquez to Triple-A Scranton in what is basically a paper move. Marquez was already on the 60-day disabled list, so he’s not taking up a spot on the 40-man roster, but the outright removes him from the 40-man completely. Now they won’t have to activate him when his 30-day rehab window ends next week.
Marquez was pretty much the first guy on the 40-man roster chopping block, but his shoulder injury and subsequent 60-day DL’ing bought him a little time. The Yankees will still have some roster trimming to do before September call-ups, especially if they plan on bringing non-40-man players Jesus Montero and George Kontos to the show in the season’s final month. Gotta figure Justin Maxwell will be one roster casualty, but the other is a little up in the air.