Oct
13

Joba, Maxwell activated from 60-day DL; Corona outrighted

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Via Mark Feinsand, the Yankees have reinstated Joba Chamberlain, Justin Maxwell, and Reegie Corona from the 60-day DL. There’s no DL in the offseason, so these guys had to be activated at some point. Corona was then outrighted off the 40-man roster, ending one of the oddest 40-man stints in memory. He’s a poor man’s Ramiro Pena, if you can believe that.

Anyway, the 40-man roster now sits at 39 players with four more 60-day DL guys still yet to be activated: Pedro Feliciano, Colin Curtis, Damaso Marte, and Sergio Mitre. Marte and Mitre are goners, obviously.

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  • vin

    “four more 60-day DL guys still yet to be activated: Pedro Feliciano, Colin Curtis, Damaso Marte, and Sergio Mitre. Marte and Mitre are goners, obviously.”

    Just keep them there… see what happens.

  • J.R.

    Can’t you just release Felianciano? You know all next season is going to be on the DL.

    • vin

      IIRC, teams typically don’t do that because the players union would throw a fit. My guess is that if a player is released, he would be on his own for rehab and medical evals/checkups. That’s probably the union’s problem with it.

      • vin

        Also, I’m willing to bet teams are unable to have insurance pick up any of the player’s salary if he is released outright… assuming they were able to insure a guy like Feliciano in the first place.

    • Urban

      I’ve thought the same. Seems to me there should be a way around this. If they cut him outright and some team claimed him, then his new team would have to cover the recovery. Since that’s not going to happen, then once he’s cut, they could assign him to the minor leagues where he’d be covered, yet no way the union or Feliciano would go for that since he would no longer be accruing MLB service time, which is very important. As I think it though, it doesn’t seem like the Yankees have much of an option here, which means the 40th slot is going to go to Felciano.

      I think it’s pretty likely that the Yankees self-insured on Feliciano. The costs of going outside to get insurance on pit

  • Darren

    How do you know Mitre is a goner?

    Haven’t you ever seen Halloween or Friday the 13th?

    (In all seriousness….why do you say that?)

    And no matter what you say, I would not be surprised if we reacquired him next year.

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

      And no matter what you say, I would not be surprised if we reacquired him next year.

      That’s exactly what Joe said to me before.

      • Urban

        Call me crazy, but I really do think we’ve seen the end of Mitre in a Yankee uniform. He was “needed” the past couple of years when the Yankees didn’t have many good options at AAA. He was depth in case the big league club needed it. The Yankees now have the opposite problem. A developing logjam of good arms at AAA, which will allow them to call up pitchers to fill that fungible Mitre role.

        He’s a goner…probably.

      • Jimmy McNulty

        I mean as far as the 7th guy in the bullpen goes you could do a lot worse.

    • vin

      IN THEATERS THIS SUMMER…

      DANNY TREJO IS…

      THE SERGIO MITRE EXPERIENCE…

      PART III

  • Kiersten

    Now that he’s gone, is his name pronounced how it’s spelled? Reeeeeeeegie. Or is it just Reggie?

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      I think it’s Reeeeeeeeegie. That’s what Kay said during ST.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    just read an article from another source on this topic.

    Did Justin Maxwell really have 16 HR with only 16Rbi before he got hurt?

    16 solo shots? Really?

    • ikl

      Nope. He had 35 RBIs.

  • Cito Wordekemper

    Thank god Corona is off the 40 man…dumb move in the first place