Nunez activated; Phelps placed on disabled list

Eduardo Nunez has been activated from the disabled list and is starting at shortstop this afternoon for the Yankees against the Orioles here in the Bronx. Nunez had a good day yesterday for Double-A Trenton and the Yankees felt he’d be ready to make the jump into action.

In a corresponding roster move, right-hander David Phelps has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right forearm strain. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that an MRI taken yesterday showed the strain, and Phelps will be shut down from throwing for 10 days.

Girardi also announced that Hiroki Kuroda will start on Sunday against the Orioles. Phil Hughes, CC Sabathia and Ivan Nova have been listed as the probable starters for Monday through Wednesday against the Royals.

Today’s Yankees transactions:

=Returned from rehab and reinstated SS Eduardo Nunez from the 60-day disabled list

=Placed RHP David Phelps on the 15-day disabled list with a right forearm strain (retroactive to 7/5)

=Transferred 1B Mark Teixeira to 60-day disabled list

Also, SS Derek Jeter will begin his rehab assignment with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in their 7:05 game vs. Lehigh Valley. RHP Michael Pineda is scheduled to start for the Railriders.

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Michael Young and Justin Morneau are available and frankly the Yankees need to go after them by the trade deadline. BTW yankmeister I am not questioning Gibson’s ability, pitching stats etc. I happen to think that Andy equals him and is deservant of the HOF. Like I say to Cardinal fans I’d love to see both of them in the postseason facing each other. Based on Andy’s stats in the postseason, I would not bet against him.

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Yankees can’t beat the 41-44 Kansas City Royals? Now trailing the O’s, tied with the Rays depending on the outcome tonight and only 5 games ahead of the Jays. Pretty dismal position I’d say. I’d be hanging my head if I were management and don’t try to use the injury excuse. Sure there are guys injured but we started out with an old team prone to injury paid millions of bucks and what do you expect? It’s played out like everyone expected. Playing over their heads for the first 25 games. Now reality has set in. Not a year for yankee fans to get very excited about their team. Don’t see this team making the playoffs even with 2 wild card spots.

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Another cast off the Yankees pick up who is hitting a buck twenty. Can’t we find good players? We’ve got enough cast offs and has beens on the team now. And the tandem catching is woeful at the plate. Looks like Cervelli isn’t going to get back for quite a while and we are actually going to go the rest of the season with Stewart and Romine at the plate? Yankees have always been known for their strong catcher. Yogi, Munson, Posada, even Girardi as back up. How far we have fallen! What a weak catching duo. Are we going to go seriously after Posey or Mauer or someone before the all star break or at least in the off season. There are so many gaping holes in this team. Will Jeter and ARod and Granderson save this team when they get back? I’m not optimistic.

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Who the hell is this team the Yankees have out on the field? AA, AAA squad. Is this spring training or what? Halfway through the season and this is all we’ve got to put out there? How many players have been in and out of the lineup this season? Must be some kind of record.Why is Nunez not playing ss instead of Cruz? Nunez certainly has had enough rest. Cruz should have had that grounder. Now you’ve got a basestealer on because of Cruz not getting the ball cleanly and over to 1st base. Not pretty to watch. Giving up the first game in the series to KC? Can’t afford to be giving up games after losing the last one to the O’s and so far behind the Red Sox. Need to finish up before the All Star game winning both series. A sweep would be even better.

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Hughes gives up the long ball which he does all too frequently and he’s up to 64 pitches end of 4th which is common for Hughes. He throws too many pitches and usually can’t go past the 5th inning. That’s why he shouldn’t be in the starting rotation but we’ve said it over and over and for whatever reason management keeps giving Hughes the ball and hopes that one day he’ll pitch like he did a couple of years ago but it ain’t going to happen. Good time to trade him when they can get something back for him, along with his friend Joba.

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One more loss that proves this Yankee team is weak offensively, hard to see it in playoffs this season.

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Pitch to Jones was a good pitch. There’s a reason why Adam Jones is starting in centerfield for the AL. Also, the same reason why the Seattle M’s are a BAD baseball team. They traded Jones to the O’s and for the life of me I can’t remember who they got for him.

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tough loss today, Wasn’t home for the end of the game. Couldn’t believe Mo blew the save in the 9th. It’s been so rare this year you expect him to save every outing. I guess he’s only human. Too bad after such a great performance by Kuroda. Anyway, we move on to the Royals.

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I look at Andy’s overall performance, not just the last three years. There is NO ONE I would give the ball to in the playoffs than Andy. 251 wins is a lot of wins regardless of the era one pitches in. I’d like to see an Andy-Gibby matchup. I would NOT bet against Andy. His only mistake was following Clemens to Houston.

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No matter how you look at it, Gibson is the superior pitcher hands down. He put up stats with Cards teams that were mostly average which makes Gibsons career stats and achievements even more impressive, unlike Pettitte who had the benefit to play for an organization who had the luxury of throwing money at big name players to help make it a successful organization. Doesn’t matter if they played in different generations Gibson was the better pitcher hands down, if he pitched for the Yankees, he most likely would have well over 300 wins. Face it, the only reason Pettitte is even tied with Gibson is due to LONGEVITY. It’s taken Pettitte longer to reach 251 wins and tie Gibson, besides what has Pettitte done that has been seen aas more impressive than what Gibson has done. NOTHING!!!!!! Gibson was an excellent postseason pitcher as well going 7-2 in his career. So Gibson trumps Pettitte in every way./ With all that being said Gibson is far more deserving of being in the HOF with 251 wins than Pettitte. It’s gonna take more than mere numbers to get Pettitte in the HOF.

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But at least the Yanks aren’t the Blue Jays who after a very brief whiff of glory when winning 11 straight are still well under the .500 mark in last place and looking up at everyone as we are at the halfway point having lost 9 of their last 13 games. Time is running out on the Jays as they still look like the biggest busts in the majors.

Doesn’t look like I have to worry about eating crow for yet another year. LOL!!!!!

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By most standards this was an OK start from a so-called HOF pitcher. No chance Pettitte gets into the HOF, Gibson was a far better pitcher than Pettitte and far more dominant than Pettitte who wasn’t dominant at all. Gibson achieved far more in a short career than Pettitte ever could, on those three facts alone Gibson definitely belongs in the HOF while PEttitte does not.Again, Pettitte stayed 3 years too long as he has pretty much done nothing let alone be relied on to finish a season healthy.

Really scary this team has to rely on old timers who are passed their primes and are basically washed up, guys like Wells and Hafner are big reasons why this team is so pathetic offensively and most likely will keep this team out of the playoffs.

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This is win #251 in a career for Andy. Ties him with Bob Gibson and once again insuring that #46 will be headed to Cooperstown after retiring.

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seems to never stop. I guess some of these pitchers have been used a lot and starting to show the strain. At least he has the all star break to get healthy. Now we’ve got Nova back and pitched real well the last game that helps. Hopefully Pineda will make a contribution soon. The old timers pulled through again with the help of a returnee, Nunez. Good to have him back at shortstop. We wouldn’t have said that last year but he was playing better before his injury and at this point we don’t have a great short stop until Jeter gets back and who knows how strong he’ll be. Anyway, a good win even though Andy wasn’t as stellar as he was 2 years ago, but the bull pen pulled him through. Another good win over a team we have to beat. Hope the Red Sox starts losing a few.They’re on a real hot streak.

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God this team is like a MASH unit. How many more injuries???

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