Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Yankees Activate Cervelli From 60-Day DL; Send Murphy to Triple-A

When the Yankees decided to call up John Ryan Murphy back in April, many people questioned the move. 

While Murphy did have some big league experience at the time, fellow catching prospect Austin Romine undeniably had more, making him the more appealing replacement.

While that may still be true, Murphy ended up surprising us all backing up Brian McCann, hitting a solid .286 (18-for-63) with 8 RBIs in a journey that ended today, as the youngster was sent back down to Triple-A to make room for the man he replaced: Francisco Cervelli.

Cervelli, as you may remember, went down with a hamstring injury way back on April 13, after going just 3-for-16 in five games.

On the play he got hurt, the longtime Yanks' catcher actually made a difference, beating out a double play and allowing another run to score.

At that point, the Bombers were up 3-1 on the Red Sox, helping them eventually win 3-2.

Granted, the ball wasn't necessarily hit hard, but considering that most guys probably wouldn't even bother trying to be safe in that kind of situation Cervelli's return has got to be exciting for Joe Girardi, as he's faster and better defensively than his still-good predecessor. 

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