Transactions: Eric Chavez, Jayson Nix, Joba Chamberlain


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
  • Pinstripes in Cali

    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

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

    • jjyank

      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

      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?

      • aRX

        The way we’re going right now, he probably would get regular playing time…

    • Need Pitching

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

  • Will (the other one)

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

  • erik

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

    • Mike Axisa

      Who was he supposed to start in left, Ibanez? Nunez? Nix is the third best outfielder on the roster right now.

  • forensic

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

  • Tom

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

    • Tom


    • Need Pitching

      un-fucking real

    • forensic


      • forensic