Yankees in April – Update 3

I’m not really planning on daily updates in this column but the Yankees are going through quite a few changes at the moment.

Austin Romine, who was called up just a few days ago, finds himself on his way back to Scranton after just 1 at-bat. The Yankees have decided they need an extra pitcher more than they need a backup catcher / infielder. In his place comes right-handed pitcher, Shane Greene. Greene has no major league experience having worked his way through the farm system for New York. He will wear the no. 39 jersey rather than the no. 90 he wore during Spring Training.


Shane Greene

2 thoughts on “Yankees in April – Update 3

  1. Yankees should have sent down Vidal Nuno. He is lefthander who gave up seven runs to Orioles on April 8th in 14-5 loss. He does not have a fastball and is superfluous since Yankees already have two lefty relievers in Thornton and Cabral. yanks could have taken him off forty man roster and replaced him with Russ Canzler who would have been called up to play first base. He is no great shakes himself, but at least he has experience as first baseman.

    • Mmmm…. too early to give up on Nuno I think. He’s certainly worth a spot on the 40-man roster even if they sent him down. The bad performance against the Orioles was his first weak performance in either the spring or regular season and neither Cabral or Thornton are consistent at the moment. Canzler had some hip problems during Spring Training. I can’t see him being placed on the roster anytime soon.


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