May
03

Transactions: Eric Chavez, Jayson Nix, Joba Chamberlain

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The Yankees officially announced a series of expected roster moves this afternoon. Eric Chavez was placed on the 7-day concussion deal, creating room on the roster for Jayson Nix. Joba Chamberlain was transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL to clear a spot on the 40-man roster. Nix is in tonight’s lineup against the left-handed Danny Duffy, batting ninth and playing left field.

Categories : Asides, Injuries

15 Comments»

  1. Pinstripes in Cali says:

    Can someone, anyone, explain to me why Jayson Nix, a guy whose lifetime average is just BARELY above the Mendoza line, is the best option to back up at 3rd base? Or anywhere for that matter? That seems pretty pathetic…

    • Mike Axisa says:

      He’s not the backup third baseman. He’s the backup backup backup third baseman.

    • jjyank says:

      He does have a career .742 OPS against lefties in his career at the big league level. Not great, but that’s serviceable. It’s not like the Yankees have a ton of options here.

    • Havok9120 says:

      Uh. Because he’s the 3rd string 3rd baseman and 2nd sting utlity guy, and their other option consists of Brandon Laird, who they may prefer to give regular playing time.

      Where’s the beef?

    • Need Pitching says:

      agreed
      The fact that they don’t have the next Evan Longoria available as an injury replacement means Cashman should be fired immediately.

  2. Will (the other one) says:

    I was sort of hoping for Brandon Laird, but I guess calling Nix up will get the job done.

  3. erik says:

    he may be the backup backup backup third baseman but he’s playing left field tonight. girardi is officially insane

  4. forensic says:

    Speaking of that lineup, Tex is batting 3rd. Yikes, maybe their second worst hitting starter all season suddenly moved up in the lineup. Terrific.

  5. Tom says:

    Yikes… Mo just carted off the fielded shagging flyballs in BP (and apparently hitting the wall)

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