Update: Yankees release Matt Antonelli


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.

Categories : Asides, Transactions


  1. The Moral Majority is Neither says:

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

  2. Jimmy McNulty says:

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

  3. DERP says:

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

  4. Paul VuvuZuvella says:


  5. Danny says:

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

  6. Steve says:

    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?

  7. Pounder says:

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

    • B-Rando says:

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


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

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