Updates from under the Trop
– Damaso Marte is scheduled to throw two innings tonight for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He might need two days off after that and then the Yankees will think about a possible promotion.
– The Yankees have no word yet on Chien-Ming Wang, who is in Birmingham, Ala. meeting with Dr. James Andrews.
– Alfredo Aceves and Dave Robertson are not going to pitch tonight. The Yankees are going to stay away from those guys and that’s why a move still has not been made to call up a position player. It sounds more and more likely that Ramiro Pena will be the guy who gets the call.
– Joe Girardi did not sound optimistic that a trade would be made before July 31. It seems like the Yankees are confident there will be moves to be made in August and the team is playing well right now, so there’s no urgency to upset the apple cart, so to speak.