Yankees create snag for Red Sox

Brian Cashman and Theo Epstein are quite cordial, actually, even meeting to talk baseball during the Hot Stove league at public appearances over the years. But that didn’t stop a little front office gamesmanship from reportedly taking place this week.

According to ESPN The Magazine’s Buster Olney, the Yankees put in a claim on Triple-A outfielder-first baseman Chris Carter, who had been placed on waivers by the Red Sox with the intention of trading him to the Mets in the Billy Wagner trade.

With the Yankees’ claim, the Red Sox had to pull Carter off waivers and now must carry them on their 40-man roster for the rest of the season. The Wagner deal obviously was completed regardless, but it is always interesting to read about some of these behind-the-scenes machinations. 

Speaking of the Red Sox, I linked this on my Twitter yesterday … but according to the New York Post, the Yankees have some level of interest in right-hander Brad Penny, who found himself unemployed when Boston added Wagner to the active roster. But the Yankees would not be alone in a pack of contenders who might seek Penny.

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Bryan,
All of this is fine……as long as we don’t wind up with a Jose Canseco type sitting idle in our dugout again!

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD August 27, 2009
Syracuse (Nationals) 1
Scranton/WB 2
W: Sanchez, Ro (5-5, 4.24); L: Martis (3-4, 5.43); SV: Albaladejo (10)
HR: SWB: Miranda (19).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2009_08_27_syraaa_swbaaa_1&t=g_box&did=milb
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Trenton 4
Altoona (Pirates) 9
W: Herrera, Y (11-1, 3.23); L: Wordekemper (1-2, 3.00); SV: Aguero (4)
HR: TRN: Malec (8). ALT: Alvarez 2 (12).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2009_08_27_treaax_altaax_1&t=g_box&did=milb
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Tampa 6
Dunedin (Blue Jays) 3 (7)
W: Phelps (3-1, 1.35); L: Page (9-13, 4.17)
HR: TAM: Adams, D (5). DUN: McElroy (3).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2009_08_27_tbyafa_dunafa_1&t=g_box&did=milb
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Tampa 1
Dunedin (Blue Jays) 4 (7)
W: Liebel (5-13, 3.63); L: Zink (9-11, 4.67)
HR: TAM: Laird (13).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2009_08_27_tbyafa_dunafa_2&t=g_box&did=milb
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Rome (Braves) 1
Charleston 2
W: Braboy (4-5, 3.97); L: Castro, Y (4-4, 4.65); SV: Prihoda (1)
HR: None.
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2009_08_27_romafx_crdafx_1
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Tri-City (Astros) 6
Staten Island 10
W: Marte, R (5-3, 4.18); L: Walker, B (1-5, 7.80)
HR: SI: Medchill (14), Mack, D (6).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2009_08_27_trcasx_staasx_1
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GCL Yankees 3
GCL Blue Jays 4 (11)
W: Griffith, S (2-2, 0.68); L: Elam (0-2, 6.75)
HR: YAN: Mahoney, K (5).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2009_08_27_yanrok_bljrok_1&t=g_box&did=milb
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You may also see http://www.yankeesdaily.com for details.
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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD August 28, 2009
Pawtucket (Red Sox) 7:05 PM
Scranton/WB
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New Britain (Twins) 7:05 PM
Trenton
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Brevard County (Brewers) 7:00 PM
Tampa
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Augusta (Giants) 7:05 PM
Charleston
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Staten Island
Tri-City (Astros) 7:00 PM
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GCL Blue Jays 12:00 PM
GCL Yankees
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You may also see http://www.yankeesdaily.com for details.

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