Yankees make eight cuts
YANKEES: Reassigned OF Doug Bernier, 1B/OF Shelley Duncan, IF Justin Leone, OF Todd Linden, C P.J. Pillittere, RHP Dave Robertson, OF John Rodriguez and C Chris Stewart to Minor League camp.
“What we want these guys to do is to go get some good at-bats,” Joe Girardi said. “There’s a good chance some of them are going to New York with us to play, and it’s not fair that they only have one at-bat a day at this point.”
Meanwhile, it may be more than a three-man race between Brett Tomko, Alfredo Aceves and Dan Giese. Girardi changed his tune after the game, hinting that there could be other things the Yankees are considering.
That would almost certainly be carrying both Phil Coke and Jonathan Albaladejo as quasi-long relievers, and not carrying any one of the three of Tomko, Aceves or Giese. He did say they will still carry 12 pitchers.
“Some boys have pitched really well in camp,” Girardi said. “We have hard decisions to make. We’re not going to rush into it.”
There are 31 players left in big league camp.