Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Youkilis On DL, Corban Joseph Called Up

It turns out that Jon Heyman's reported was true, as the Yankees placed Kevin Youkilis on the 15-Day DL. However, instead of David Adams, the team called up Corban Joseph to take Youk's spot on the roster. This makes sense, as Joseph was already on the 40-man roster.

It is interesting how Corban has only played in 43 games at 3rd base, and the last time was back in 2010. The vast majority of his time in the minors has been spent at 2B, and for the first time he's started getting some work at 1B.

EDIT: I've learned that David Adams can not be called up to MLB until May 15th (30 days from the time he signed a minor league contract), due to a rule that states a player that is released and re-signed to a minor league deal must wait 30 days before retuning to the majors.

Adams would fit better with the team, as he's a right-handed hitter, and the team is very weak against left-handed pitching. Not to mention that Adams has quite a bit of experience at 3B, as well as 2B. David is currently hitting .327/.417/.462 for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

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