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Yankees add Coke and Moeller, not Melky

Posted By Peter Abraham On August 31, 2008 @ 9:37 pm In Misc | 79 Comments

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In Scranton, Chad Jennings reports [2] that the Yankees will add left-handed reliever Phil Coke and catcher Chad Moeller to the roster today as rosters expand. Neither player is on the 40-man roster, so two moves will have to be made.

Melky Cabrera is apparently being held back until Scranton is finished with the playoffs. That is if he’s coming at all. The same seems to be true for Phil Hughes and Ian Kennedy. It would be interesting to see RHP Mark Melancon in the majors. But perhaps it would be better to wait. As the Yankees have learned, promoting young pitchers needs to be handled carefully.

As was predicted here earlier this week, Hughes is headed for the Arizona Fall League. So is Humberto Sanchez. Phil needs the innings, so it’s a smart move.


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