Yankees shuffle injury-riddled roster
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4/24 – Placed RHP Chien-Ming Wang on the 15-day disabled list with weakness in his hip abductor muscles; placed IF Cody Ransom on the 60-day disabled list with a strained right quadriceps muscle, recalled RHP David Robertson from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
4/25 – Placed RHP Brian Bruney on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right flexor mass; purchased the contract of IF Angel Berroa from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and added him to the Major League roster, purchased the contract of RHP Mark Melancon from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and added him to the Major League roster.
For roster purposes, Berroa is wearing #14, Melancon #39 and Robertson reclaims #30.
Now, what does it all mean? Bruney will be sidelined for about a week without throwing, though he’ll re-join the team today in Boston and keep traveling. He’s about two to three weeks from pitching in big league games again.
Melancon will join the team at about 5:30 today and though Joe Girardi said he didn’t want to use him in late-inning situations right away, you never know. Berroa becomes the Yankees’ everyday third baseman until Alex Rodriguez returns.