Yankees shuffle roster for Angels series
After playing 18 innings in yesterday’s
game in Oakland, Kevin Youkilis was asked how he was feeling. His answer was essentially that he felt OK at the moment, but the real test would be how he felt in the morning.
Apparently, it wasn’t good. The Yankees have placed Youkilis back on the disabled list among a flurry of roster moves this afternoon, as his back issues have again knocked him out of commission.
Adam Warren’s reward for yesterday’s terrific relief outing was a trip to Triple-A, and we’ll get to see Chris Bootcheck and Thomas Neal in uniform for the Yanks this weekend.
Here is the full rundown from the Yankees’ announcement:
Today the Yankees signed RHP Chris Bootcheck and OF Thomas Neal to Major League contracts and selected them from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre…optioned RHP Adam Warren to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre…placed INF Kevin Youkilis on the 15-day disabled list with lumbar strain…transferred INF Eduardo Nunez to the 60-day disabled list (eligible for reinstatement on 7/5/13)…outrighted LHP Cesar Cabral to Double-A Trenton.
Bootcheck will wear No. 34 and Neal will wear No. 22.
The Yankees 40-man roster currently stands at 40.