Former Yankees manager Joe Torre decided to have some fun with one of his final roster decisions. Infielder Blake DeWitt, who’s had a monster spring for the Dodgers, was called into Torre’s office and told he was going back to Triple-A.
DeWitt had been named the Dodgers starting second baseman instead.
There’s a different sort of trick being played in Yankees camp. The team stayed healthy all spring, and now that it’s time to make the final decisions about the roster, the Yankees have two catchers, two relievers and a designated hitter nursing fairly minor injuries. It’s the injuries to Alfredo Aceves and Damaso Marte that seem to be holding up the final 25-man roster announcement.
“We have to see how Ace is, we’ve got to see how Damo is, before we move forward,” manager Joe Girardi said.
Left open is the possibility that the Yankees could make an 11th hour move to strengthen the roster.
“We’ll just keep paying attention to what’s shaking out everywhere,” Brian Cashman said, “and comparing (available players) to what we have here before we lock ourselves into any final decisions.”