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Pregame notes: Joseph thrown into the mix

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on May 13, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Corban Joseph

Last time Corban Joseph was called up from Triple-A, he spent two days on the roster without getting in a game. This time he’ll be on the roster for one day, and he’ll play in two games.

Joseph is the 26th man. According to a new baseball rule, teams are allowed to add an extra player for doubleheaders. It must be the same player for both games, and that player must return to the minor leagues the next day. So Joseph is here for a few hours, and then he’ll be back in Triple-A.

I got to the park just a few minutes after Joe Girardi talked to reporters — the down side to flying in the day of a day game — but according to Jack Curry, Girardi said the Joseph will play first base in the opener and second base in Game 2. I was told that Girardi also said none of the regulars except for Brett Gardner will play the field in both games. Robinson Cano will DH in the second game.

A few quick notes…

• For now, there is no Brett Marshall on the roster. The lineup card in the clubhouse lists Vidal Nuno as a starter, leaving the Yankees with six relievers for this game.

• Girardi indicated yesterday that he would likely have a starter on standby in case the team needs to make a move between games. I have to assume Marshall is in Cleveland, ready to be activated. Just speculating, but the Yankees could option Preston Claiborne, Shawn Kelley or Adam Warren to make room on the roster if one of those three is used up in Game 1. As I mentioned this morning, it’s worth remembering that Joba Chamberlain seems close to returning from his oblique injury, so it’s entirely possible that someone will be optioned in the next few days anyway.

• For several days now, Jayson Nix has had his left leg heavily wrapped. I asked him today what’s wrong and he dismissed it entirely. “Nothing,” He said. “Just keeping it warm.” I guess there’s a chance that’s true, but it certainly looks and sounds like a guy who’s playing through some sort of discomfort. I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see Alberto Gonzalez at shortstop for both games, with Nix playing third in place of Nelson in the second.

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11 Responses to “Pregame notes: Joseph thrown into the mix”

  1. Nick in SF May 13th, 2013 at 11:28 am

    Old: Murderers Row and Cano

    New: Cano and a bunch of guys we don’t know

  2. Bo knows May 13th, 2013 at 11:34 am

    New: Cano and a bunch of guys we don’t know
    ——–
    Ahah!

  3. Bo knows May 13th, 2013 at 11:36 am

    Posting in couplets

    Ahah!

  4. Hassey May 13th, 2013 at 11:43 am

    not insignificant that Cleveland’s BP threw 50 pitches yesterday in an extra inning win?

  5. Tackelberry May 13th, 2013 at 11:46 am

    A Yankees sweep and a Rangers game 7 win would be a perfect sports day for me today!

  6. bruceb May 13th, 2013 at 11:47 am

    Indians 11-2 in last 13. I think it’s fair to say the rainouts of the two games in April favored them (massively, in fact) rather than us…but we shall see.

  7. Warning Track Power May 13th, 2013 at 11:53 am

    Good morning Yankee Fans-

    I will be happy with a split today vs Indians.
    Looking forward to seeing Joseph gets plenty of at bats today.

  8. bruceb May 13th, 2013 at 11:55 am

    I’ll be ecstatic with a split too, plus the Rangers winning in DC tonight and the Knicks leveling the series in Indiana tomorrow.

    Why do I have this nasty feeling my wishes won’t all be granted?

  9. astrocityfan May 13th, 2013 at 11:57 am

    hopefully the fact the indians bp was taxed yesterday gives us an advantage. I dont have high hopes for the team against Masterson though. that being said GO YANKS!

  10. UnKnown May 13th, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    Still trying to figure out how the ticketing system is going to work for these two games in Cleveland.
    ——————
    While everyone should feel really great about the way the team is playing baseball still remains a very humbling game. Lohud opinions also run very opposite to what happens in real life.

    Example – Yankees are “supposed to suck”, Yankees have played very well. Player A should never play again, Player A has 3 hits and one HR.

    I am hoping that after reading people declaring the season a success already that it doesn’t cause the Y’s to go into a tailspin.

    YCPB

  11. mick May 13th, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    why wouldn’t gonzalez play both games at SS?
    after all, he is a slick fielding SS which Nix is not.

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