Today’s game has been rained out. Meanwhile, the Yankees have made a move.
About 10 minutes ago, Buddy Carlyle walked into the Yankees clubhouse and started unpacking his things into a locker next to Joba Chamberlain.
The Yankees didn’t announce the move initially because they weren’t sure Carlyle would arrive in time for the game. His flight had been cancelled and Carlyle had to drive down. He’ll join the bullpen, and along with Lance Pendleton, give the Yankees a pair of multi-inning relievers. Joe Girardi said Carlyle can go three innings if necessary, about the same as Pendleton.
To make room, Hector Noesi was optioned back to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Noesi had yet to pitch for the Yankees, and the team didn’t want to leave him sitting around with no work. He’ll move back into the Triple-A rotation.
To open a 40-man spot, lefty Jose Ortegano was designated for assignment.