Gonzalez up, Duncan down
Alberto Gonzalez is here tonight, having been summoned from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He’s in the lineup tonight and the Yankees have optioned Shelley Duncan to Triple-A — something of a surprise since Morgan Ensberg apparently rolled his ankle on Monday.
The Yankees did have one bit of good news as Jorge Posada’s MRI came back relatively clean. Derek Jeter played catch today but right now it’s Jose Molina and Alberto Gonzalez as your starting catcher and shortstop, respectively.
I spent some time talking today with LaTroy Hawkins. Hawkins went to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum today with his mother and nephew, who “loved” the place. Now that MLB is allowing players to wear No. 42 again on Jackie Robinson Day, April 15, Hawkins plans to join Robinson Cano, Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera (of course) in wearing the number later this month.