Sunday, April 27, 2014

Keeping Up With Roster Changes

While updating the Roster page today, for what seems like the 800th time, I decided to take a look at all of the Yankees transactions. It was getting tiresome editing it nearly every day, so I wanted to see if I had a legit gripe or if I was just being a whiny brat. Here's the list...

  • April 1- Placed INF Brendan Ryan on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 22. Selected the contract of INF Yangervis Solarte from Scranton-Wilkes-Barre (IL). Designated INF Eduardo Nunez for assignment.
  • April 5 - Placed 1B Mark Teixeira on the 15-day DL. Recalled C Austin Romine from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL).
  • April 7 - Traded INF Eduardo Nunez to Minnesota for LHP Miguel Sulbaran.
  • April 8 - Placed RHP David Robertson on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Monday. Recalled LHP Cesar Cabral from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL).
  • April 9 - Optioned C Austin Romine to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Recalled RHP Shane Greene from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
  • April 14 - Optioned RHP Shane Greene to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL).
  • April 15 - Placed C Francisco Cervelli on the 60-day DL, retroactive to Sunday. Recalled C John Ryan Murphy from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Selected the contract of INF Scott Sizemore from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
  • April 16 - Recalled RHP Shane Greene from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL) and will option him back to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre following the April 16 night game.
  • April 18 - Optioned RHP Shane Greene to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL).
  • April 19 - Designated LHP Cesar Cabral for assignment. Selected the contract of RHP Matt Daley from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL).
  • April 20 - Placed RHP Ivan Nova on the 15-day DL. Optioned INF Scott Sizemore from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Designated RHP Matt Daley for assignment. Reinstated 1B Mark Teixeira from the 15-day DL. Recalled RHPs Preston Claiborne from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and Bryan Mitchell from Trenton (EL).
  • April 21 - Optioned RHP Bryan Mitchell to Trenton (EL).
  • April 22 - Reinstated RHP David Robertson from the 15-day DL. Sent LHP Cesar Cabral outright to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL).
  • April 24 - Optioned INF Dean Anna and RHP Preston Claiborne to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Transferred RHP Ivan Nova to the 60-day DL. Agreed to terms with RHP Bruce Billings on a one-year contract. Recalled RHP Shane Greene from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
  • April 26 - Signed RHP Chris Leroux and selected him from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Optioned RHP Shane Greene to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Released LHP Nik Turley.
When it comes to making player moves, the Yankees have been the busiest in the month of April (tied with the Texas Rangers). They have already placed five of the original 25 members of the Active Roster on the disabled list (two of them to the 60-day).

But don't let the number of player moves fool you into thinking they've been hit the hardest by injuries. There are actually seven teams in MLB that have had it worse when it comes to injuries. Five teams have placed six players on the DL (Braves, Orioles, White Sox, Angels, and Nationals), while the Padres have had to DL seven guys, and the beat up Rangers have put 11 guys on the disabled list.

That's not to say the Yankees have had it easy, but things could be worse.

So am I innocent or guilty when it comes to being a whiny brat? Well, I think I have a bit of a gripe, but I'm just happy this isn't a Texas Rangers blog (although the Rangers...and A's... do have the best record in the American League).

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