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Yankees will finalize roster tomorrow

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Mar 31, 2014 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Yangervis Solarte

The Yankees technically still have three moves to make.

One deadline has already come and gone, and the Yankees were forced to trim to a standard 25-man roster. But that’s not the same as setting their Opening Day roster.

The Yankees current roster includes shortstop Brendan Ryan, who will open the season on the disabled list with a back issue. For the time being, he’s technically active and a part of the team. In reality, he’s not in Houston. At some point tomorrow, the Yankees will make three moves.

1. Officially put Ryan on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to basically a week before camp broke (not that it will matter, because Ryan will be on the DL beyond the date he’s eligible to be activated).

2. Add Yangervis Solarte to the active roster. Right now, he’s floating out there on the minor league contract he signed this winter. We already know, though, that Solarte won a spot on the team, and he will be added before tomorrow’s game.

3. Open a spot on the 40-man roster. This is necessarily to accommodate Solate, who was a non-roster player this spring. There seems to be at least some chance that the Yankees could put Nik Turley on the 60-day disabled list to open a spot. Turley’s going to start the year on the minor league DL anyway, but the 60-day is probably much longer than necessary (and such a move would start his service-time clock). They could also DFA a guy like Preston Claiborne, who was outpitched by several other Triple-A relievers this spring. A strong spring from Ramon Flores might have taken him out of DFA consideration.

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84 Responses to “Yankees will finalize roster tomorrow”

  1. J. Alfred Prufrock March 31st, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    Thank goodness. Flores is too good a hitter to DFA, and a LH hitter at that.

  2. bigdan22 March 31st, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    The Betances I saw is ST was getting ML hitters out. And in many instances he dominated them. I’m not sure why he’d be a different pitcher in the regular season. Not using him immediately in high leverage situations is a waste of a valuable asset. But lets give Girardi a bit of a break and see how this actually plays out. He’s owed that.

    Was watching the Met game today. Nothing can kill I great team effort quicker than a bad bullpen. I’ve been preaching that all Spring. The Mets bullpen today gave up two late inning leads, walked runs in with the bases loaded and coughed up the infamous 3-run homer to put the game out of reach. And once you lose those games, not even the great Stephen Drew can put them back in the win column. Keep an eye on the pen.

  3. jmv March 31st, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    Jose Reyes to DL???
    Already??

  4. J. Alfred Prufrock March 31st, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    bigdan,

    Yup. Time to take the training wheels off, here. This guy has got this. Let him pitch.

    Off to watch Mariners-Angels.

  5. jmv March 31st, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    Well, GN to all.

    Hope to catch you at the opening!

  6. RhapsodyInBlue March 31st, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    I absolutely agree that finally Betances looks like he is here , he is ready.

    However to imply that even if he pitches well early that Girardi for some insane reason will hold him back is a bit of a crock.

  7. Jerkface March 31st, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    Mike Trout is the best player in baseball

  8. blake March 31st, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    Trout is supernatural…..and Cano looks weird in that uniform

  9. chicken_stanley March 31st, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    Blake: from the last thread – you should be able to catch a few innings… the real Sandman is now retired :)

  10. blake March 31st, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    Trouts swing is so short but he’s strong as an ox

    I asked my dad who knows more about baseball and is the best talent evaluator I know….what the difference in Trout and a young Mantle and he said ….well mantle switch hit and their swings are a little different ….but other than that they are the same guy

  11. blake March 31st, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    Scary thing is that Trout is developing more power now…..he hits balls far

  12. warriors1965 March 31st, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    Wow, Trout is scary good.

    And watching him, you realize how absolutely barren the Yanks are of any young talent.

  13. SweetSpot March 31st, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    Trout is sick!

  14. Against All Odds March 31st, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    And watching him, you realize how absolutely barren the Yanks are of any young talent.

    —————-

    Anybody’s farm would be barren when it’s compared to Trout. He’s a generational talent. But I see what you mean even guys(Austin, Heathcott) ppl had high hopes for have cooled off.

  15. pete2 March 31st, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    mv March 31st, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    Jose Reyes to DL???
    Already??
    ——————–

    He should not have been playing. Blue Jays have no sense, he hurt it in ST and played through it, and now it might be a much more serious injury that keeps him out longer.

  16. BD (Boston Dave) March 31st, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    “Wow, Trout is scary good.

    And watching him, you realize how absolutely barren the Yanks are of any young talent.”

    ————

    If that’s the barometer, then Trout would make any system look barren of talent.

  17. BD (Boston Dave) March 31st, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    (just saw Aganst All Odds)… yeah, what you said :)

  18. njsketch March 31st, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    “Wow, Trout is scary good.

    And watching him, you realize how absolutely barren the Yanks are of any young talent.”

    ————

    Yeah, and the Angels surrounded him with aging, overpriced veterans such as Pujols, Hamilton and Ibanez. He’s going to be stuck in mediocrity for a while until the Angels can rid themselves of bloated contracts and sort out their pitching.

  19. pete2 March 31st, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    If the Angels can get production from Pujols and Hamilton, and with the injury ridden Rangers and A’s, along with 19 games against the Houston patsies, they could win 95+ games

  20. pete2 March 31st, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    njsketch March 31st, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    “Yeah, and the Angels surrounded him with aging, overpriced veterans such as Pujols, Hamilton and Ibanez”
    ===================

    Pujols is 34 and Hamilton is 33.

  21. pete2 March 31st, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    Pujols almost hit that out, good for an RBI double though

  22. Tyler March 31st, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    Ackley didn’t look too good going back for that ball. It’s not even through 1 game and he sure got paid, but I just don’t think that Cano is going to have too much fun in Seattle. I’m going to guess that they lose a lot of games this year.

  23. njsketch March 31st, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    njsketch March 31st, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    “Yeah, and the Angels surrounded him with aging, overpriced veterans such as Pujols, Hamilton and Ibanez”
    ===================

    Pujols is 34 and Hamilton is 33.

    _________________________

    Yes, they are both on the wrong side of their careers

  24. pete2 March 31st, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    “Yes, they are both on the wrong side of their careers”

    So isn’t our entire lineup except Gardner, but it does not mean they are not productive players.

    Their biggest problem is their manager. Why is Freese batting 5th against king Felix

  25. Benny Blanco March 31st, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    I’m sure cano is loving that lineup. :)

  26. bbb51 March 31st, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    pete2 March 31st, 2014 at 11:05 pm
    njsketch March 31st, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    “Yeah, and the Angels surrounded him with aging, overpriced veterans such as Pujols, Hamilton and Ibanez”
    ===================

    Pujols is 34 and Hamilton is 33.

    Pujols ain’t 34 and Hamilton is a basket case.

  27. Hankflorida April 1st, 2014 at 12:04 am

    blake March 31st, 2014 at 10:30 pm
    Trouts swing is so short but he’s strong as an ox
    I asked my dad who knows more about baseball and is the best talent evaluator I know….what the difference in Trout and a young Mantle and he said ….well mantle switch hit and their swings are a little different ….but other than that they are the same guy

    Blake, if your father ever saw Al Simmons play, ask him if Trout resembles more that type of player then the switch hitting Mantle. Mantle could hit a ball a long way from either side. Even though he just missed hitting the ball out of Yankee stadium in right field, his shots from the right side were usually of greater distance then from the left side. I don’t think Trout has that clout and see him closer to an Al Simmons type of ballplayer which still puts him in elite company.

  28. bbb51 April 1st, 2014 at 12:20 am

    Better get used to this, Robbie.

  29. pete2 April 1st, 2014 at 12:25 am

    Not sure Trouts peak power years are not ahead of him. He is only 22. Mantles power years did not really start until 23-24.

  30. pete2 April 1st, 2014 at 12:30 am

    Also, Trout has 3-4 inches and 30-40 lbs of muscle on Mantle with well engineered maple bats, I see no reason he can’t match Mantle in HR distance. The key is for young hitters to learn to get the ball in the air with backspin and not as many line drives

  31. Jerkface April 1st, 2014 at 1:07 am

    Cano owns. Nice swing.

  32. UnKnown April 1st, 2014 at 1:10 am

    Cano. So So GOOD!!

  33. yankeefeminista April 1st, 2014 at 1:22 am

    Dontcha know!

  34. Against All Odds April 1st, 2014 at 1:27 am

    So lazy :D

  35. yankeefeminista April 1st, 2014 at 1:28 am

    :lol:

  36. UnKnown April 1st, 2014 at 1:29 am

    Sadly some don’t.

  37. yankeefeminista April 1st, 2014 at 1:30 am

    :roll:

  38. CompassRosy April 1st, 2014 at 1:31 am

    Patrick says:
    March 31, 2014 at 4:44 pm
    M’s lineup — Almonte, Miller, Cano, Smoak, Morrison, Seager, Saunders, Ackley, Zunino.

    Yikes … good luck with that Cano

    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

    So far, so good . . .
    1 down, 161 to go ;-)

  39. SweetSpot April 1st, 2014 at 1:42 am

    Almonte – 2/5
    Cano – 2/4
    Smoak – 2/4
    Ackley – 2/4

    Miller, Seager and Zunino all had a hit. And They beat Weaver. Just one game but not the worst team I ever have seen.

  40. bbb51 April 1st, 2014 at 1:48 am

    Worst? No. But most of those guys don’t have a good history in the majors so they will need to improve to have a decent lineup.

  41. pete2 April 1st, 2014 at 1:55 am

    Young players usually don’t have much of a history in the majors, but they can continue their development and surprise, or they don’t, you never know.

    Angels bullpen needs work. I don’t care how good your offense is, or SP’ers (most only go 6 IP), if your bullpen can’t get outs, the team is going to lose at least as many as they win

  42. SweetSpot April 1st, 2014 at 2:09 am

    It always comes down to pitching. The pen’s really important and if your starter doesn’t keep you in it you’re not going to win many games.

  43. berri April 1st, 2014 at 4:13 am

    Trisha:

    Please put my prediction down for 91 wins.

    Thanks.

  44. Poetkiosk April 1st, 2014 at 5:48 am

    Let the long march begin. Happy Opening Day!

  45. tomingeorgia April 1st, 2014 at 6:16 am

    Gearing up for our last two weeks as innkeepers. Off to Sam’s Club for the last major resupply run. Kind of bittersweet.

    The strange weather has conspired to have the azaleas just beginning to bloom, will be at peak for the Masters.

    Let’s go, Yanks!

  46. MTU April 1st, 2014 at 6:30 am

    We missed Trout by 1 draft position.

    It’s all Tex’s fault.

    :(

  47. MTU April 1st, 2014 at 6:31 am

    Mister Tom-

    Got that rig all picked out yet ?

  48. MTU April 1st, 2014 at 6:46 am

    Where are our Breakfast club members ?

    Nothing to say on the 1st day of our season ?

    :)

  49. Mike Ri April 1st, 2014 at 7:03 am

    YES !!!!!!!!!!!! OPENING DAY !! LETS GO YANKS !!!!!!!!!!

  50. MTU April 1st, 2014 at 7:07 am

    I’d go Turley to the 60 day for Solarte.

    No reason to give up on Claiborne just yet.

    Who cares if the clock starts on Turley.

    A minor issue IMO.

    We’ll find out soon enough.

  51. MTU April 1st, 2014 at 7:10 am

    Yankees need to take at least 2 of 3.

    Really should sweep a team like this though.

  52. Mottsx April 1st, 2014 at 7:16 am

    Definitely. They can’t lose games to teams like the padres white sox and four to the mets and them finih at 85 wins. If the Yankees won more games against crappy teams last year with their own crappy team they would have made the playoffs. Look what Cleveland did they beat up on crap.

  53. Poetkiosk April 1st, 2014 at 7:16 am

    On the train ride to work, I was trying to remember if CC typically wins or loses opening day for us. I know he’s historically very slow to get going, but does he usually pull it out?

  54. MTU April 1st, 2014 at 7:21 am

    Teams like the Stros make nice doormats.

    At least I hope so.

    We need to show them who their daddy is.

    We can use another Team that we own like the Twinkies.

    :)

  55. john_halfz April 1st, 2014 at 7:28 am

    “Nothing can kill I great team effort quicker than a bad bullpen. I’ve been preaching that all Spring.”

    bigdan finally drove me to comment. Maybe he didn’t watch the Mets game yesterday, but the Mets infielders failed to turn 2 double plays that would have gotten them out of innings in which runs later scored (the Mets also should have won, since there was a two-strike pitch to Espinosa that was right down the pipe).

    The weird thing about this pedantic and constant self-reference, bigdan, is that you’re not any more observant than any of the other serious watchers here. It would just melt into the stream of generalized silliness if you didn’t INSIST on always writing, “As I’ve been saying for years,” or, “I think I was the first to mention this.”

  56. Tar April 1st, 2014 at 7:30 am

    Even though I’m not sure CC is the ace of our staff anymore, and opening day you are seeing the other teams ace….we are a bit lucky because CC is going up against Feldman. I agree we have to take advantage of pitchers like Feldman and the Stro’s..

    I’m the biggest Jeter fan there is…. but against the RH pitcher like Feldman I would really like to see Gardner/Ellsbury at the top.

  57. Poetkiosk April 1st, 2014 at 7:44 am

    Who is our ace? Kuroda it would seem from the last two years. Tho CC must have a huge chip on his shoulder this year.

  58. upstate kate April 1st, 2014 at 7:56 am

    Happy Opening Day everyone !!!

  59. MTU April 1st, 2014 at 7:58 am

    poet-

    We might have 5 aces.

    :)

  60. Tar April 1st, 2014 at 7:59 am

    “Who is our ace? Kuroda it would seem from the last two years. Tho CC must have a huge chip on his shoulder this year.”

    Good question…..I would also have to go with kuroda. Crazy thing is it wouldn’t be a huge leap to see any of them step up and take over the defacto “ace” title.

    Upstate Kate happy opening day to you. Great to see you.

    Have a nice day everyone.

  61. MTU April 1st, 2014 at 8:05 am

    Greetings Kate.

    I second that.

    So good to see you round.

    Hope you, the 2nd cutest dog, and the rest of the clan are well.

    :)

  62. JCPD April 1st, 2014 at 8:09 am

    The cutest dog in the world says hello to you Mike and Kate. Can’t wait to go see opening day. Never been to one. The Blue Jays opening day that is. I get to see Tanaka’s first MLB game.

  63. MTU April 1st, 2014 at 8:11 am

    Jim-

    I’ve seen you bragging about that for days.

    You are one lucky SOB.

    Anyway, I expect a full scouting report as consolation.

    And, of course, some excellent photos.

    ;)

  64. upstate kate April 1st, 2014 at 8:16 am

    No sense arguing…we all have cute dogs :)

    Have a wonderful time in Toronto, Jim.

  65. JCPD April 1st, 2014 at 8:17 am

    Mike, I was talking to my RM about that game as he’s a baseball and Yankee fan too and he told me I should try to get a ticket and go. Told him I was working that day. He said, it’s Friday, don’t you have a mid manager on that day and I said yes. He says…… so, leave after she get’s there. Don’t have to push me twice, so I went home and got on stub hub and found a ticket.

  66. JCPD April 1st, 2014 at 8:18 am

    I’ll try to get some good pics Mike. Haven’t been doing really well lately with the camera though, just not feel in’ it. And if you’re nice for a change, I might even share them. ;-)

  67. MTU April 1st, 2014 at 8:19 am

    Jim-

    In all seriousness have a great time.

    I envy you.

    Especially for that game.

    MT’s 1st outing.

    I would love to see some excellent photos.

    :)

  68. JCPD April 1st, 2014 at 8:20 am

    I for sure will enjoy kate. Like myself, I’m sure you’re quite ready for spring.

  69. MTU April 1st, 2014 at 8:21 am

    Jim-

    I been distracted lately too.

    :(

  70. pat April 1st, 2014 at 8:21 am

    What the Red Sox are wearing to the White House today…….

    MikeNapoli25
    Good morning America!!! The American champ is ready for today #merica #worldchamps pic.twitter.com/V8lGQRwS5q

  71. MTU April 1st, 2014 at 8:22 am

    Still have that photo of “Dakota” hanging on the wall.

    I consider it a classic.

  72. 86w183 April 1st, 2014 at 8:29 am

    Good morning all —-

    The only time the question, “who is the Ace” needs to be answered is in the post-season.

    Other than that, it’s a rotation. the Ace in April may not be the Ace in October.

    I do think they will utilize off dates to snag extra rest for Kuroda and, possibly CC.

    Can’t wait to get started.

  73. JCPD April 1st, 2014 at 8:32 am

    Mike, she’ll be turning sixteen in two weeks!!

  74. MTU April 1st, 2014 at 8:36 am

    Jim-

    I’m sure you have kept each other young.

    :)

  75. JCPD April 1st, 2014 at 8:39 am

    86….. agree, I could care less who the “ace” is. I do hope they are smart and rest Kuroda some this year. And for that matter, CC and Pineda also

  76. upstate kate April 1st, 2014 at 8:40 am

    16??? That is amazing for any dog, much less a big one.
    Yes, very ready for spring. The fresh 12″ on Sunday, on top of what we already had, is more than enough snow.

  77. Tackelberry April 1st, 2014 at 8:40 am

    Happy Opening Day everyone! Can’t wait to get the season going. Looks like we are the last ones to get our season underway. Go CC!!

  78. MTU April 1st, 2014 at 8:41 am

    Jim-

    “I do hope they are smart and rest Kuroda some this year. And for that matter, CC and Pineda also”

    This yr. they have the depth to do that.

  79. Doreen April 1st, 2014 at 8:41 am

    Good Morning,

    Happy Yankees Opening Day!

    Let’s approach this as the fresh, new season it is. :)

  80. JCPD April 1st, 2014 at 8:42 am

    Tackel, they always save the best for last!!

  81. jmv April 1st, 2014 at 8:44 am

    Good morning, breakfast club!

    Just a little extra time today before work…

    It’s nice CC starts against the Astros, no doubt. But I agree, it’a a rotation. And any of our SP’s can keep it up against any ace in the game

  82. Yankee Trader April 1st, 2014 at 8:47 am

    Good morning

    Poet asked earlier this morning what was CC’s record on opening day starts. I couldn’t find it but I did find this.

    “Sabathia will have the ball in his left hand on Tuesday in Houston, marking his 11th career Opening Day start and his sixth with the Yankees, tying Lefty Gomez and placing Sabathia one short of a club record shared by Whitey Ford, Mel Stottlemyre and Ron Guidry.”

  83. Yankee Trader April 1st, 2014 at 8:47 am

    New Post——>

  84. JCPD April 1st, 2014 at 8:58 am

    kate, yeah 16 is crazy…… must be because of all that clean air and hiking while we were living in Colorado. The vets are amazed every time she’s in for her checkup.

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