There is a sure-fire method to assure the Yankees will make a move: Go to the movies and shut off your phone.
The movie — Public Enemies — was tremendous (as most Michael Mann films are) and when I turned on my iPhone afterward, there were several messages saying Mark Melancon had been recalled from Triple-A Scranton.
No word as of yet who will be optioned out. I would guess either Jonathan Albaladejo or Dave Robertson. Through Alfredo Aceves will be be available until after the break, once a player is sent down he must remain in the minors for 10 days unless another player goes on the disabled list.
So sending Aceves down would mean losing him for the first three games after the break. I’m not sure he’s the No. 5 starter moving forward. There seems to be a lot of Sergio Mitre love out there.
Meanwhile, the Yankees are tied for first place with the Red Sox as the All-Star Game approaches. Let’s get ready to rumble. Nothing better in baseball than a summer-long pennant race.