Ryan Pope designated for assignment among flurry of moves

Welcoming back Scott Proctor
Game 135: Jesus

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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Welcoming back Scott Proctor
Game 135: Jesus
  • http://www.twitter.com/matt__harris Matt :: Sec110

    He’s wearing #63.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/AngeloInNY Angelo

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

  • The Humungus

    Uh, Ryan Pope designated?

    WTF???

    • Jedile

      Without Jesus, the pope is nothing!

      Jesus hath risen, no more need for a Pope.

  • DSFC

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

    • Gonzo

      When Jesus goes 5 for 5, and the Yanks are up by 11.

  • dutchsailor

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

    • http://twitter.com/TylerWilkinson T-Dubs

      He had at least the one option. The original report that he was DFA’d turned out to be wrong.

  • Naved

    Andrew Brackman needs a call up!

  • A-ROD fan

    2 HR TONITE FOR JESUS AGAIN LESTER… YEEAAA

  • Yankeefan91 Arod Fan

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

  • GrandyMan

    He is risen…

  • Bx Joe

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

    Pedro Gammons

  • Ray R

    So, we gain a Jesus and lose a Pope.

  • http://www.twitter.com/infernoscurse infernoscurse

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

    • Yankeefan91 Arod Fan

      Hes Still eligible hes on the 40 man roster

    • Rick in Boston

      Jesus is still eligible, because the 60-day DL spots can be used to exchange guys not on 40-man as of 8/31.

  • JAG

    “Pope got DFA’d for Jesus.”

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

  • erik

    THAT Scott Proctor????

    • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

      No, the other Scott Proctor that fell victim to Joe Torre’s bullpen management.

  • your mom

    so the Yankees have plenty of pitching available tonight.

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

  • your mom

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

    • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

      1,200? More like 12,000.

  • Matt DiBari

    So the bullpen is going to have three lefties soon.

    I hate September baseball.

  • fister for furbush

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