Jul
05

Update: Yankees release Matt Antonelli

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July 5th: Antonelli has been released, the team announced. With David Adams and Corban Joseph entrenched at second base at the Double-A and Triple-A levels, respectively, there was just no spot for him.

July 1st: The Yankees have designated Matt Antonelli for assignment to clear room on the 40-man roster for the recently acquired Chad Qualls. The 27-year-old infielder had been claimed off waivers from the Orioles back in May and hit .200/.286/.320 in a dozen games for Triple-A Empire State. Antonelli has been on the DL for more than a month, so you won’t even notice he’s gone.

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  • The Moral Majority is Neither

    I wonder if Cashman is now being paid by the transaction.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    I didn’t even know if this guy was in the organization.

  • DERP

    I wonder if the Orioles will take him back. They are still paying him and he would probably be their best hitter.

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    Who?

  • Danny

    Whet move are we making to get Qualis on our 25 man ?

    • Robinson Tilapia

      stuart a has been designated for assignment.

      • Bubba

        We couldn’t get that lucky

  • Steve

    Yankees have been picking up a lot of bullpen arms…Eppley, Farquhar, Igarasha, Qualls, Schwinden, Thomas…in addition to some minor league signings like Bulger, Figueroa, Ortiz, and Maine….is this more than usual?

  • Pounder

    I think Cash is angling to get into the Cole Hamels trade discussion.

    • http://www.twitter.com/brandonholley B-Rando

      This move DEFINITELY is the indicator the Yanks are hot on the Cole Hamels path….

      /sarcasm

      Sorry if that isn’t what you meant, but it just looked that way from my view and I laughed out loud.