Thursday, May 3, 2012

More Roster Madness

As expected Eric Chavez was put on the 7-day DL, which is specifically for players that suffer concussions. That cleared a spot on the Active Roster.

Joba Chamberlain was moved from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL, thus creating an opening on the 40-man roster.

Jayson Nix was then added to both the 40-man roster and the Active Roster, thus taking Chavez's spot on the Yankees' bench.

Some people are losing their minds, asking what Cashman is doing. Why would he not bring up somebody like Dewayne Wise or Chris Dickerson? First of all, if either man is brought up they can't be sent back down to AAA without clearing waivers first (even then, I think Wise could choose AAA or free agency), and neither of those two would clear waivers. Secondly, with Nunez getting starts in the OF like we saw twice in the Orioles series, the team needs a super utility guy like Jayson Nix. Nix can play all positions except for catcher and centerfield. Even players like Brandon Laird can only play a corner IF spot, which is not good enough... even with Nunez around.

This would weaken the lineup even more should Nix need to come into a game, but hopefully it will only be for a week or so since we should get Swisher and/or Gardner* back around the middle of next week.

*It was announced that Gardner is looking at a rehab assignment possibly this weekend.

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