Yankees summon Murphy, Sizemore from Triple-A
Can't explain how excited and blessed I feel to be able to put on a big league uniform again!!! #Yankees
— Scott Sizemore (@ScottSizemore29) April 15, 2014
NEW YORK — The Yankees have summoned catcher John Ryan Murphy and infielder Scott Sizemore from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, and both players will be with the club for Wednesday’s day-night, separate-admission doubleheader against the Cubs.
New York also placed catcher Francisco Cervelli on the 60-day disabled list with a Grade 2 strain of his right hamstring. The Yankees had optioned right-hander Shane Greene to Triple-A after Sunday’s game.
Murphy, 22, was recalled from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, where he was batting .192 (5-for-26) with three doubles and three RBIs.
Murphy, who played in 16 games last September with New York, will serve as the backup to starting catcher Brian McCann. He replaces Cervelli, who was injured legging out a ground ball in Sunday’s 3-2 win over the Red Sox.
Sizemore, 29, was signed to a Major League contract and selected to the 25-man roster. The veteran is coming back from his second torn left anterior cruciate ligament. A second baseman and third baseman, Sizemore offers the Yankees some infield versatility with both Derek Jeter (right quadriceps) and Brian Roberts (lower back spasms) experiencing discomfort this past weekend.
In 10 games at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Sizemore was batting .344 (11-for-32) with three doubles, a triple and five RBIs. He has previously played in the Majors with the Tigers and Athletics, compiling a lifetime .238 batting average in 160 games from 2010-13.