Feb
21

Procedural Note: Pitchers can now be placed on 60-day DL

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Via Alex Speier, today is the first day pitchers can be placed on the 60-day DL. The Red Sox stuck Bobby Jenks on the 60-day today to make room for Chris Carpenter, who they acquired from the Cubs as compensation for Theo Epstein. Not that Chris Carpenter, the one the Yankees drafted and didn’t sign back in 2007. I assume today’s date applies for all teams; I can’t imagine why it wouldn’t.

Anyway, this is noteworthy because the Yankees have a full 40-man roster following the Raul Ibanez signing, though they have two candidates for the 60-day DL: Joba Chamberlain and Pedro Feliciano. If they were to sign Eric Chavez or anyone else to a big league deal, they won’t have to remove someone from the roster just yet. This buys guys like Chris Dickerson, Justin Maxwell, and Brad Meyers some more time with the team, which is always a good thing.

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15 Comments»

  1. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Did the Yanks place Pavano and Marte on the 60-day DL for shits and giggles?

  2. DM says:

    It applies to all teams.

  3. Dropped Third says:

    ***Sorry to go off topic***

    If you had to trade one off your fantasy team, who would it be out of Bruce, Hamilton, Holiday.

    Hamilton is relapsing and holiday lost albert protecting him.

  4. DM says:

    Since we’ve already gone off topic:

    Sounds like Girardi envisions Raul has something more than an “emergency only” outfielder.

    http://yankees.lhblogs.com/201.....kes-shape/

    “Raul Ibanez might have been signed to be the Yankees regular designated hitter, but that doesn’t mean he won’t need a glove.

    “We plan on DHing him,” Joe Girardi said. “We plan on putting him in the outfield as well. We’ve talked about trying to give some guys a DH day or a rest day, and it gives you more flexibility since he can play the outfield as well.”

    It’s the same story with Andruw Jones. Essentially, those two will form a platoon, but it’s not exactly a DH platoon.

    “Not necessarily,” Girardi said. “I could stick Ibanez in left field, for example, and if I wanted to DH Granderson to give him a day, move Gardy over. I envision (Ibanez) playing against right-handers, and Andruw always playing against left-handers, that sort of thing. But that doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll always be a DH.”

    Rotating DH, here we come.

  5. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Since we’ve gone off-topic, what the hell is it that keeps you all from posting in the off-topic section or, better yet, waiting a few hours until the Open Thread? Does a puppy die if you don’t get an answer on your fantasy team question before 6:00 PM?

    • CMP says:

      Why do you give a crap if someone goes off topic in this thread?

      The fact that pitchers can go on the 60 day DL is as interesting as watching paint dry so if someone has something else to discuss that might be of interest, I’m happy to read it. It’s not like there’s gonna be a thousand posts about the 60 DL anyway.

      No one ever reads the off topic section anyway.

  6. JoeMoes says:

    Jay Bruce is not as good as other two.

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