Yankees call up Moseley
The Yankees have signed right-hander Dustin Moseley to a big league contract and selected him to the 25-man roster before Friday’s game. Left-hander Boone Logan has been optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said that he has been receiving calls on Moseley, who was signed as a free agent and attended Spring Training with New York. Knowing he had big league opportunities, Cashman figured Moseley would opt out of his contract and go elsewhere if he wasn’t promoted to the big leagues. Moseley was 4-4 with a 4.21 ERA in 12 starts at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
“There’s no doubt he was throwing the best down there,” Cashman said.
Cashman met with reporters on the field during batting practice and also provided the following updates:
- Sergio Mitre will pitch a rehab inning today for Class-A Tampa, weather permitting.
- Alfredo Aceves will throw a bullpen session today and is “getting close” to being ready to pitch in a game again.
- Nick Johnson was hitting off a tee in the cages with Kevin Long today. Cashman couldn’t give an exact date for a possible rehab, saying, “Wrists are tricky,” but guessed toward the end of July.
- Marcus Thames played five innings of defense last night at Triple-A and could join the Yankees on their West Coast trip to Oakland and Seattle before the All-Star break.