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Game 14: Yankees at Rays

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Apr 14, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES
Damon LF
Jeter SS
Abreu RF
Rodriguez 3B
Matsui DH
Ensberg 1B
Cabrera CF
Moeller C
Gonzalez 2B
Kennedy RHP (0-1, 13.50)

RAYS
Iwamura 2B
Crawford LF
Pena 1B
Upton CF
Longoria 3B
Hinske DH
Riggans C
Haynes RF
Bartlett SS
Sonnanstine RHP (1-1, 6.00)

Notes: Jeter is playing for the first time in a week. … Gonzalez will be making his MLB debut at second base. … All moves reported earlier today are official.

Back with more later.

UPDATE, 5:36 p.m.: Here is a statement from Joba Chamberlain:

“As many of you know, my family is dealing with a serious, personal medical condition involving my father Harlan. He is currently in critical but stable condition. We cannot express how much we appreciate the enormous amount of love and compassion that has been shown to my family by so many.

“I also want to thank my teammates and my manager for giving me so much support when I have needed it most. Their actions are the reason I was able to reach my father’s side as quickly as I did. I ask that you please afford my family the privacy that it needs to deal with my father’s condition appropriately. In turn, I will provide updates through the Yankees as they become available to me. “

UPDATE, 5:44 p.m.: Jorge Posada made 40 throws from 125 feet before BP and he will make 20 from 75 feet afterward. He said he has made significant improvement in the last 48 hours. He doesn’t know when he will be back behind the plate but he’s getting closer.

UPDATE, 5:45 p.m.: Humberto Sanchez was placed on the 60-day DL to make room for Moeller on the 40-man roster.

UPDATE, 5:46 p.m.: Girardi, Jeter and Cano (and Mariano Rivera, of course) will wear No. 42 tomorrow on Jackie Robinson Day in the majors.

UPDATE, 5:47 p.m.: Jon Albaladejo is not here yet but is expected by game time.

UPDATE, 7:29 p.m.: Seems all the Yankee offense needed was a little Andy Sonnanstine in their lives. That homer was No. 521 for A-Rod, tying him with Willie McCovey and the great Theodore Samuel Williams for 15th place all time.

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