Ryan Pope designated for assignment among flurry of moves


Via Mike Ashmore and Mark Feinsand, the Yankees have cleared space on the 40-man roster for Jesus Montero and Scott Proctor by designating Ryan Pope for assignment and placing Justin Maxwell on the 60-day DL. Think about that, Pope got DFA’d for Jesus.

In other news, Chad Jennings and Joel Sherman report that both Lance Pendleton and Raul Valdes have been called up in addition to Brandon Laird, Chris Dickerson, Montero, and Proctor, so the Yankees have plenty of pitching available tonight. Jack Curry says Hector Noesi and Aaron Laffey are next line for a call-up, but they have to wait for the ten-day period to expire before coming back to the bigs. Montero, by the way, is in the lineup tonight. He’s batting seventh as the DH, and has already caught a bullpen session.

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  1. Angelo says:

    Can’t wait to see what Montero does. I’m not expecting much right now though.

  2. The Humungus says:

    Uh, Ryan Pope designated?


  3. DSFC says:

    Not sure what the point of bringing up Pants or Raul Valdes is.

  4. dutchsailor says:

    I thot Laffey was DFA’ed when they sent him down, or does he still have options?

  5. Naved says:

    Andrew Brackman needs a call up!

  6. A-ROD fan says:


  7. Yankeefan91 Arod Fan says:

    I had A dream Last Night Montero Went Deep To Center Field Off Lester Hope Dis Dream Can Come A Reality :D

  8. GrandyMan says:

    He is risen…

  9. Bx Joe says:

    Anything short of 4-4 with 4hrs will be considered a bust!

    Pedro Gammons

  10. Ray R says:

    So, we gain a Jesus and lose a Pope.

  11. does that mean Montero doesnt qualify for post season play since they didnt use one of the 60 day DL guys?

  12. JAG says:

    “Pope got DFA’d for Jesus.”

    My coworkers are looking at me strangely for how much I enjoyed that. Thanks a lot.

  13. erik says:

    THAT Scott Proctor????

  14. your mom says:

    so the Yankees have plenty of pitching available tonight.

    And there’s a very good chance they’ll need it too.

  15. your mom says:

    I’m predicting a lot of comments on the game thread tonight. Over/under will be 1,200?

  16. Matt DiBari says:

    So the bullpen is going to have three lefties soon.

    I hate September baseball.

  17. fister for furbush says:

    today is my birthday and Jesus is on the team! what a present!

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