It’s funny how things work out. The last day of Yankees’ Spring Training schedule – a game against the Miami Marlins – was rained out.
This was the day that they had decided to make the decision on whether to choose Yangervis Solarte or Eduardo Nunez for the last spot on their opening day roster.
As I suggested in a previous column, Solarte was the clear leader and the only wrinkle was that he was not on the 40-man roster having been an non-roster invitee to Spring Training.
In line with my prediction, it was announced that Solarte was the final member of the squad but no announcement was made about changes to the roster until the day of the first game of the regular season.
That announcement was made on the 1st of April and it sees Brendan Ryan go to the fifteen day disabled list and Eduardo Nunez who had been assigned to Scranton/ Wilkes Barre Railriders also now been removed from the 40-day roster. Yangervis is added to the 40-day roster and the 25-day active roster. He is also awarded the no.26 jersey which previous belonged to Nunez.
Nunez is the big loser in all this but perhaps some other major league outfit will claim him off waivers.