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Yankees claim INF Antonelli

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on May 17, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Ivan Nova is on his way to throw a bullpen and expects to start Saturday, meanwhile, the Yankees just sent this announcement…

The Yankees have acquired INF Matt Antonelli off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles.

Antonelli, 27, has appeared in 29 games with Triple-A Norfolk this season, batting .204 (19-for-93) with four doubles, one home run, seven RBI and 19 walks. He has appeared in games at first base, second base, third base, shortstop and left field. Selected by San Diego in the first round (17th overall) in the 2006 First-Year Player Draft, he saw his lone Major League action with the Padres in 2008, batting .193 (11-for-57) with six runs, two doubles, one home run and three RBI in 21 games as a September call-up.

Antonelli is anticipated to join Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this weekend. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Yankees transferred LHP Cesar Cabral (left elbow fracture) to the 60-day disabled list.

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79 Responses to “Yankees claim INF Antonelli”

  1. Warning Track Power May 17th, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    odd line-up. can only be explained because ARod needs a full day off.
    if Tex were hitting well, nobody would question the line-up or his place
    in the line-up.

  2. Hassey May 17th, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Antonelli? Start printing the WS tix!!!!

  3. randy l. May 17th, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    “Give a pep talk, Randy?
    Sounds like something you would accuse Trish of doing…”

    i’d tell them simply that there are goals we’re aiming at as a team. i’d backtrack that into daily goals to meet. i do it in my own business. i remind employees of the goals we have and what we have to do each day to reach those goals. and yeah, they know if someone doesn’t pull their weight, i make changes. that goes without saying.

    rothschild can do that with cashman’s and girardi’s backing. it’s simply providing leadership and getting peoples attention. it’s part of his job.

    it’s not a pep talk. it’s pointing out goals and basically saying we are going to reach them- with or without you.

  4. GoldGlove9486 May 17th, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Glad to see the Orioles are capable of beating Kansas City.

  5. G. Love May 17th, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Sacre bleu! The season is saved!

  6. theREALkevin May 17th, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    The Rangers just do not miss a beat. Hamilton sits today & they get two home runs from Mitch Moreland.

  7. Ys Guy May 17th, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    the emergency back up catcher with a perfect bunt followed by a double to the wall by wright and the met’s take the lead, threatening to have a better record than the yankees in mid-may.

  8. randy l. May 17th, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    “2011: 20-19
    2010: 24-13
    2009: 19-17
    2008: 20-22
    2007: 18-20

    2012: 20-17?

    charlestonchew-

    nice stats
    puts things in perspective

  9. G. Love May 17th, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    As a proud Italian American I approve of the Matt Antonelli signing.

    Now if we can only sign Carmen Ronzonni who pitched the California Bears to a huge win in the Astrodome this team would take off.

    Get on it Cashman.

  10. Ys Guy May 17th, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    that makes it even more likely that we will never see nunez back on the yankees.

  11. randy l. May 17th, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    “The Rangers just do not miss a beat. Hamilton sits today & they get two home runs from Mitch Moreland.”

    having a former player in nolan ryan running the show seems to be working .

  12. Shame Spencer May 17th, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    mick – Sorry was in a meeting. I would love to meet you all under the Paul O’Neill banner!

    Tell me more about your book concept. I’m thinking of calling this one ‘The LoHud Fallacy’ :)

  13. Shame Spencer May 17th, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    G. Love May 17th, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    As a proud Italian American I approve of the Matt Antonelli signing.
    ———————–

    I’m with ya, G. Love!

  14. Ys Guy May 17th, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    andrusek and chapman both came into todays gave vs. the mets. chapman gives up one and throws 35 pitches, ondrusek gives up a five spot in 30 pitches. and neither will be available to pitch vs. the yankees tomorrow.

    thanks mets!

  15. Shame Spencer May 17th, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    munson – Thank you for the kind words re: my book concept. I’m honestly fascinated by this place so I can’t help but want to dig a bit.

  16. Ys Guy May 17th, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    sorry meant to say ondrusek and chapman came into the game with 0.00 era’s. that is no longer true for either guy.

  17. Jerkface May 17th, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    having a former player in nolan ryan running the show seems to be working .

    Lots of teams have a former player running the show.

  18. Jerkface May 17th, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    And of course they also have one of the youngest cashman/theo epstein molded sabermetric GMs in Jon Daniels.

  19. theREALkevin May 17th, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    randy,

    Yeah Nolan Ryan appears to be a good boss so far. He is also willing to open up the checkbook as we saw with the Yu Darvish signing.

    You have to give a lot of credit to Jon Daniels though. He is one of the best GMs in baseball.

  20. Shame Spencer May 17th, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Maybe they’ll let Jeter buy the team. Alex would make a great head of development…

  21. Jerkface May 17th, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    Nolan Ryan has certainly contributed to the Rangers culture, in so far as they now handle pitchers differently than the rest of the league, but Daniels definitely ‘runs the show’.

  22. mick May 17th, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    another garage sale pickup, Hal go pat Cash on the head.

  23. Ys Guy May 17th, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    seattle loses and the montero’s 0-2 drops his avg. to .244 (the same as dominic brown’s when he was sent down by the phils last year.)

    just sayin…

  24. Wave Your Hat May 17th, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Montero certainly distinguished himself last night…

  25. Stoneburner May 17th, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Ys Guy May 17th, 2012 at 4:41 pm
    seattle loses and the montero’s 0-2 drops his avg. to .244 (the same as dominic brown’s when he was sent down by the phils last year.)

    just sayin…

    *********

    No – say some more – the false prophet son’s two outs today were by the strikeout – - – - -

  26. theREALkevin May 17th, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Yes Montero is really struggling right now.

    I am still a staunch supporter. I believe he will end up being an All-Star caliber hitter. The tools are there. Some struggles during his rookie year are not going to change my opinion on the guy.

  27. Stoneburner May 17th, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    theREALkevin May 17th, 2012 at 4:48 pm
    Yes Montero is really struggling right now.

    I am still a staunch supporter. I believe he will end up being an All-Star caliber hitter. The tools are there. Some struggles during his rookie year are not going to change my opinion on the guy.

    ***********

    Nor should they – just don’t go annointing him generational before it actually happens like some others – I still happen like to know that people earn praise based on performance rather than potential – - – -

  28. Ys Guy May 17th, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    i agree kevin, i just like to dig at the crazies. i think both he and pineda will be all star caliber but neither will ever win an mvp or a cy young. i just like to dig at the crazies a bit every now and then.

  29. Stoneburner May 17th, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    they was meant to be “you” – meaning you should be a staunch supporter – if you keep your expectations realistic based on reality and results as they go – - – -

  30. lounge lizard May 17th, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    The serious issue is that evaluating very young players on a day-to-day basis is a good way to wind up with a dying, fossilized team, which Cashman has accomplished.

    Check out the slash lines for Austin Jackson and Melky Cabrera.

  31. mick May 17th, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    if we didn’t have factions this place would be a ghosttown

  32. theREALkevin May 17th, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    Stonburner,

    Agreed. I do think he was completely devastated by the trade & these guys are human, we have to take that into account. He’s 22 and thought he was going to be a Yankee core player…. I don’t know if he’ll fulfill his potential with Seattle or with another team. But I think he has too much talent to be held down. We saw what he could do with the Yanks. He wasn’t a Shane Spencer type either. But you’re right, he needs to earn his praise.

    Ys guy,

    Yeah I know. People do get carried away. I still don’t like the trade but it is what it is. Hope you’re right about Pineda. I’m just praying for a full recovery & that he can regain his velocity.

  33. Ys Guy May 17th, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    so lounge, you were against the granderson trade?

  34. LGY May 17th, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    NEW YORK — Baseball’s owners have approved changing the format of this year’s AL and NL Division Series from a 2-2-1 format to a 2-3 format, giving the team with home-field advantage the last three games of the five-game series.

    The change, approved by owners on Thursday, was made to accommodate baseball’s new one-game wild-card playoff round. The new round of playoffs was added after schedules were set with the regular season ending Oct. 3 and the World Series starting Oct. 24.

    Teams with home-field advantage will host Games 3, 4, and 5, eliminating one travel day, and the wild-card playoff winners will start the Division Series at home.

    http://m.espn.go.com/mlb/story?storyId=7942366

  35. Ys Guy May 17th, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    i mentioned several times when discussing montero that although he’s highly rated, he could still fail or stuggle for a long time to hit well, like brown (who was ranked by bp #4 when montero was #3) or take a long time to hit like wieters. of course i was dismissed as crazy. it aint easy on anybody to come up with huge expectations and succeed right out of the box. mantle didnt, mattingly didnt. and a ton of guys you dont remember didnt and never made it back.
    i think he’ll be fine and i dont think he’ll get sent down, but there are no guarantees in life or baseball.

  36. theREALkevin May 17th, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    LGY,

    Yeah I saw that. Really don’t like that the team without homefield advantage gets the first two games at home now. You could get a 2-0 lead at home & only have to win one of the next three games on the road to take the series. Homefield is probably not as big of a deal in MLB as say the NBA, but still. Not a fan of the change.

  37. lounge lizard May 17th, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    Ys, I didn’t feel strongly about that trade one way or the other, so I will claim no prescience. As good as Curtis as been, the Yanks would be far better off having Austin Jackson on the cheap and Ian Kennedy as a rather large bonus.

    Even Gardner will be 30 next year, so that means all of the regulars will be. Not good planning and not a good approach to evaluating and projecting the young’uns.

  38. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 17th, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    “Baseball’s owners have approved changing the format of this year’s AL and NL Division Series from a 2-2-1 format to a 2-3 format, giving the team with home-field advantage the last three games of the five-game series.”

    GREAT news. I never quite understood how 2-2-1 translated to HFA since the the potential winner is from game 3 on. Of course leave it to them to figure something out by default.

    In theory managers look for a split on the road, so this translates to definitely HFA.

  39. BX33 May 17th, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    “Ys, I didn’t feel strongly about that trade one way or the other, so I will claim no prescience. As good as Curtis as been, the Yanks would be far better off having Austin Jackson on the cheap and Ian Kennedy as a rather large bonus.

    Even Gardner will be 30 next year, so that means all of the regulars will be. Not good planning and not a good approach to evaluating and projecting the young’uns.

    Agree 100%. I wouldn’t mind trading Granderson for a young pitcher either. Rather that than paying him $20 million from ages 33 on. With the new budget, they have to get younger and make smart moves

  40. Wave Your Hat May 17th, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    Now if they will just get rid of that second off-day in the first round.

  41. Ys Guy May 17th, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    kennedy sucks this year. i like him but i think his #’s last year were very much a product of his going 10-0 vs. his division. his era vs. the al was still over 5 and he faced crappy al teams.

    the yankees now with jackson minus granderson would be a much worse team, imo.

  42. austinmac May 17th, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    I believe Montero will hit, but the major league is very difficult. One must adapt and adjust as pitcher probe for weaknesses. It irritated me to no end when Montero was given as a sure thing. Their are no such things. Haywood would agree. So will a million others.

  43. Jerkface May 17th, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    GREAT news. I never quite understood how 2-2-1 translated to HFA since the the potential winner is from game 3 on. Of course leave it to them to figure something out by default.

    How is this great news? The away team gets the first 2 games at home. It completely negates HFA. The home team can now lose the series while having less home games than the away team!

  44. disco stu May 17th, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    do not like the new 2-3 division round format where the team with the better record has to open up on the road.

    Teams with the better record should have the benefit of at least playing Games 1, 2, and 5 in their home park … that should be the reward … you open/close the series in your own backyard.

    This doesnt go far enough with handicapping the wild card winner and rewarding the team with the best record.

    My 2 cents … the WC/Best Record matchup should be 2-1-2 setup … WC winner only gets 1 home game … game 3.

  45. Jerkface May 17th, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    Which is the same reason 2-3-2 ALCS/WS is also ridiculous and it is often better to be the away team.

    True HFA would be giving Game 5/7 to the away team, such that the home team gets a preponderance of home games early, instead of saving ‘home field advantage’ for situations which arise infrequently.

  46. hardwired7 May 17th, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    I can’t wait for Antonelli’s ‘Yankeeography’.

  47. Jerkface May 17th, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Or what disco stu suggested, but teams would never agree to it because of their precious playoff gate.

  48. lounge lizard May 17th, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    Ys, I would say both that your “now” is refuted by Jackson’s 2012 slash line and is also just the not the best way of looking at things. Granderson’s cost presents the Yankees with a very big problem. If they pay him they have no way to improve elsewhere and the team as structured is dying.

  49. Wave Your Hat May 17th, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    “True HFA would be giving Game 5/7 to the away team, such that the home team gets a preponderance of home games early, instead of saving ‘home field advantage’ for situations which arise infrequently.”

    In addition to the worst possible playoff game slots, the team with the weaker record should also have to play with only two outfielders.

  50. Jerkface May 17th, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    In addition to the worst possible playoff game slots, the team with the weaker record should also have to play with only two outfielders.

    They should have to roll a D10 for each player to determine position.

  51. hardwired7 May 17th, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Girardi’s batting Teixeira cleanup for the same reason Seinfeld returned that jacket: spite.

  52. Wave Your Hat May 17th, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    “They should have to roll a D10 for each player to determine position.”

    And no warm up swings in the on-deck circle…

  53. Wave Your Hat May 17th, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Austin Jackson will return to earth.

  54. Nick in SF May 17th, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Unless I’m suffering from some vivid deja vu, this 2-3 ALDS format was announced months ago and is just a one-year thing because they added the extra wild card team after the schedule had already been made. And next season they will go back to the 2-2-1 format.

    Is this not correct?

  55. RayVT May 17th, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    I see Orlando Hudson is being released! So do the Yanks sign him too?

  56. austinmac May 17th, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Ray,

    No, Hudson has had some MLB success.

  57. austinmac May 17th, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Nick,

    Those are called flashbacks. :)

  58. Stoneburner May 17th, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    theREALkevin May 17th, 2012 at 4:59 pm
    Stonburner,

    Agreed. I do think he was completely devastated by the trade & these guys are human, we have to take that into account. He’s 22 and thought he was going to be a Yankee core player…. I don’t know if he’ll fulfill his potential with Seattle or with another team. But I think he has too much talent to be held down. We saw what he could do with the Yanks. He wasn’t a Shane Spencer type either. But you’re right, he needs to earn his praise.

    ********

    Exactly – and I do HOPE he earns the praise – I have nothing against the kid. I have everything against the hype machine that goes with it. I do not think it is fair to the kid and the casual fan – b/c the kid starts to believe he has earned something before he makes it – and the casual fan develops these expectations. And then when the prospect does not turn out – the fans lash out even more – whether at the player directly (Hughes) or at the organization (the Joba situation) – when it really comes down to the luck of the draw – some prospects make it – some do not – and some make it with the fourth or fifth team they are on before blossoming later in their career. You just canNOT predict what will happen – and it is that certainty that has been expressed that has literally driven me crazy with my posts – - – -

  59. Nick in SF May 17th, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Yes, “Nick in SF”, if that is indeed your actual name, I think you’re correct.

    Regarding Antonelli, will this be the first Yankee who was also an Italian New Wave film director?

  60. Against All Odds May 17th, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Stoneburner May 17th, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    theREALkevin May 17th, 2012 at 4:59 pm
    Stonburner,

    Agreed. I do think he was completely devastated by the trade & these guys are human, we have to take that into account. He’s 22 and thought he was going to be a Yankee core player…. I don’t know if he’ll fulfill his potential with Seattle or with another team. But I think he has too much talent to be held down. We saw what he could do with the Yanks. He wasn’t a Shane Spencer type either. But you’re right, he needs to earn his praise.

    ********

    Exactly – and I do HOPE he earns the praise – I have nothing against the kid. I have everything against the hype machine that goes with it. I do not think it is fair to the kid and the casual fan – b/c the kid starts to believe he has earned something before he makes it – and the casual fan develops these expectations. And then when the prospect does not turn out – the fans lash out even more – whether at the player directly (Hughes) or at the organization (the Joba situation) – when it really comes down to the luck of the draw – some prospects make it – some do not – and some make it with the fourth or fifth team they are on before blossoming later in their career. You just canNOT predict what will happen – and it is that certainty that has been expressed that has literally driven me crazy with my posts – – – -

    —————————–

    Maybe everyone should just call a truce.

  61. Against All Odds May 17th, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Nunie is out

  62. theREALkevin May 17th, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Stoneburner,

    Fair enough. Let’s keep a watchful eye on Montero & see how all this plays out. I’ll be pullin for him, and I hope everyone else here does too, because he’s a good, talented kid who really wanted to be a Yankee.

  63. theREALkevin May 17th, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    AAO,

    I think that might be a pretty good idea.

  64. rr212 May 17th, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    yep, injured thumb. the injuries never stop!

  65. Against All Odds May 17th, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    theREALkevin May 17th, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    AAO,

    I think that might be a pretty good idea.
    ——————————–

    It might be…I doubt it happens though lol. The discussion is not bad but it’s the insults that get thrown around.

  66. Against All Odds May 17th, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    talented kid who really wanted to be a Yankee.

    ————————–

    That’s what stings the most. He really wanted to be in pinstripes.

  67. theREALkevin May 17th, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Be back later. Busy tonight but will check in after game. Let’s go Hughes…. make sure to not leave those high fastballs low enough for Bautista, Encarnacion and Co. to get them!!

  68. theREALkevin May 17th, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    AAO,

    I know. The guys really liked him too. Did you see Cano after he robbed him in the M’s series? He felt horrible lol.

    Anyways see ya.

  69. Against All Odds May 17th, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    Take care Kev yea I saw Cano it was like oops sorry man :(

  70. yankfan May 17th, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    ROFL another no talent player picked up by cashman

    200M payroll and still scouring for no talent players

  71. mick May 17th, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    do not like the new 2-3 division round format where the team with the better record has to open up on the road.
    ================
    only for this year I believe.

  72. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 17th, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    If the team with HFA in the postseason isn’t good enough to win one of the away games, then perhaps they don’t deserve to be in the postseason? (BRING ON THE STATS!!!)

    While the 2-1-2 may make sense to some, it will never happen, nor probably should it. I don’t think you can give 4 games to the home team and only one to the away.

    There are only so many iterations to a 5-games series, where 3 of the games are going to be played on the HFA team’s home grounds. Short of ping-ponging the teams (think east coast, west coast, for example), you need to have some stop-overs. There were always complaints about too many days in between, so it makes no sense to have 1-game stints and then add a day to make the process less herky-jerky.

    When all is said and done, anyway, it doesn’t much matter since the unbalanced schedule will have kicked the dust out of the tougher-league teams and the lesser-compromised “leaders” will be comparatively rested.

    GOOD JOB, MLB – NOT! (regarding the unbalanced schedule).

    Let’s talk about the hot hand winning more often than not.

    I definitely did not like the old setup. I

  73. mick May 17th, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    I dont understand one thing:
    Wasn’t the original plan to go 2 at home to WC winner?
    How could it have been 2-2-1 after that?
    That would mean 2 away, 2 home, 1 away? Then the WC winner had HFA.
    That could not have been.

  74. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 17th, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    Heyya, mick ma man! I see that alliances have been formed. I’m prepared, on the grounds of one vote per person, to offer Ritter Sports Bars to anyone who wants to join our side!

    :D

  75. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 17th, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    Stoneburner – excellent post at 5:46. Absolutely spot on.

    And it isn’t like we haven’t seen fans turn on prospects/players they’ve formerly supported or vouched for!

  76. mick May 17th, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    It’s a New World Order.
    On this side the Troglydites….vs the Enlightened Ones.

  77. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 17th, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    mick, how about the High T’s instead. That would stand for High Triglycerides, something you bound to get if you eat too many Ritter Sport Bars! I do like “the Enlightened Ones” though.

  78. mick May 17th, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Isn’t Cacao better for you?
    The HDL’s vs the LDL’s….highly desirable vs lousy cholesterol?

  79. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 17th, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    :)

    I could go for that!

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