Yankees summon Murphy, Sizemore from Triple-A

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.

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yankmeister: Didn’t mean to have kept Swish to replace Tex but as back up. He can play 1st or outfield and is decent at the plate. If not Swish, who would you suggest as back up at 1st? Yankees didn’t sign anyone with concern about Tex’s injuries only hoping Kelly could play back up if needed but Kelly not great defensively and is needed at 3rd base. Canzler couldn’t hit all spring training so no one really in the system. They should have brought in someone to back up Tex and you can’t ask a starting 1st baseman to play back up so would have had to get a young guy who doesn’t expect to start but with some experience and skill at 1st or a veteran.

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I know that’s what you meant, but my point was that you don’t replace an old injury prone player with another one, that most likely won’t solve anything. We most likely would be having the very same conversation if the Yanks had signed Swish. I agree this team needed to do a better job at improving team depth, and this team doesn’t have anyone in the system to replace Tex. We most likely will have to tough it out until after the All Star break to fix the infield issues on this team. Crashman had his chance to do just that by making a trade that would have possibly involved Gardner, or PHelps, but didn’t pull that trigger.

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I agree Phelps/Cervelli should have been dealt. Gardner was never getting trading that is plain stupid, they even extended him. Brandon Phillips would have been an upgrade over Roberts but Gardner is a better player and better cost wise

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No, what’s stupid is leaving a major hole on the team (entire infield and team depth) unresolved when a team like the Yankees has the commodity to do something to fix the problem. That’s what the Yanks had in Gardner, it’s not like he is an impact player who improves this team. Yanks had some depth in the OF albeit very average and old depth, but the Yanks infield is horrible offensively and as I said will struggle to score runs. There was plenty of interest in Gardner from other teams, Yanks weren’t interested in dealing Gardner for what those teams were offering.

It’s obvious if the team struggles offensively down the road, there will be changes on the infield.

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Meis, we all know how much you preferred Melky but breaking news, he’s gone and Gardner was extended. Let me humor your illogic. If we traded Gardner, we would have 4 OFs, one of which is a DH most nights. Ichiro is a great defender but his offense is average, Beltran and Soriano defense is atrocious. We are one injury away from lacking depth there too. I am guessing your proposal includes trading Gardner and keep Vernon Wells, your a riot.

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The changes to the IF you propose are coming from where? The scrap heap? Canzler isn’t even on the 40

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Is that skunk I smell? Nope,its just mor of bpuke’s deluded BS stinking up the board as usual. step away from that crystal meth for a moment, We know you’re still smarting over the loss of your boyfriend, Granderson who is stinking it up as a starter, yes he actually is a starting outfielder and not a backup as you previously, and as usual mistakenly stated hewas in a previous post LOL!!!!!

What? Ichiro is mediocre offensively and Beltran and Soriano aremediocre defensively? NOOOOOOO!!!!!!! Really?

Once again you show a real talent of stating the obvious and no ability of showing any real intelligence.

Individually those three can produce far more offensive results than Gardner can at the very least equal Gardner’s offensive stats. So the would have lost nothing offensively, saying otherwise is just idiotic.

Who said the team would have stood pat with what they already had.Who is to say they wouldn’t have acquired someone else to fill the hole left byGardner’s absence. At the very leastthis team would have gone with a platoon system of Ichiro/Soriano/Beltran. Granted, that’s no one’s ideal scenario, but one that this team would have been willing to go with. It’s not as if this team would have missed him, they didn’t miss him in 2012 when he missed most of the season and the tes,am had to use a platoon system when he was gone. Team actually made the playoffs without him and got better offensive numbers with him out of the lineup than if he were in it.

The team was one injury from lacking depth in the OF? Well genius, that just goes to show us where your head has been for months. Take a look at the infield, there are injury/talent/age issues at every position except catcher, and NO, JR Murphy isn’t about to be used at every position. Get a grip on reality!! I’m talking about improving one area of the team while youre talking about one player in the
OF where we do have some depth and a player this team could have traded had they wanted to.How does this make sense to your twisted logic?

You still don’t think before you post. I guess old habits are hard to break.

What I’d give to have unintelligent trolls who are wasted on drugs such as yourself permanently banned from this site.

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Shot out to Andrew and Donna.

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Makoto your almost 50 years old, time to stop the nonsense. If your a Yankees fan, talk about the team and stop attacking people.

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Tanaka is cruisiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiin today. Great job Masa.

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I think John Ryan is up because he plays multiple infield positions not just catcher.

Size was hurt early and he may not be up long as Tex is back friday.

Good point up Swish. Tex doesn’t really have backup. They treat Kelu like he’s the backup but I would be happy if they got Morales.

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bpuke/rcgolf12/rcgolf122/Anonymous/chazbedlam,

Once again you are wrong in your comments. Murphy CAN’T play multiple positions, he’s been primarily a catcher his entire career, with a very small handful of games played at 3B, his primary role be as a C/3B when with the team, but mostly backup catcher.

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Oh good thanks for clarifying. The house that Sakki built.

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More proof that you have more ID’s than dresses. Nothing wrong about that considering how many times you have been banned.

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baseball please

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Don’t want anyone thinking that all Yankee fans are uneducated, uninformed clowns.

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Are those ones from Japan? Matsui, Kuroda, Ichiro and Tanaka have brought with them some serious hardcore media followings.

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Good points Rob

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Yankees need to give up on Cervelli. Not a bad catcher defensively and at the plate when he’s healthy and not on steroids. Not sure Murphy is a good replacement. Alright behind the plate but spring training showed he can’t hit in the big league. Not sure Sizemore is going to be the right replacement in the infield. If he had been that good in spring training he would have beat out Anna and Solarte. Yankees never got a player who could fill in for Tex given Tex’s record for injury last year and again this year. Should have kept Swisher on the roster. He’s doing well in Cleveland. Overbay was good defensively at first and contributed at the plate. Too bad we couldn’t have got Prince Fielder and had Tex as back up which would have been a scandal given the money the Yankees doled out to Tex but given Tex’s age and injuries he’s only able to play back up anyway.

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Forget Swisher!!!!!! He would have been a far worse option at 1B than Tex. He’s old past his prime has never been able to stay healthy enough to play a whole season. You got two guys who are identical in almost every way, plus he is struggling to hit his weight, CURRENT BA is .185. Swish isn’t a legit upgrade to anyone, although, he would be a perfect for the lineup in terms of old age and injury history. This team doesn’t need more of the same.

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Hey Ron, Whatsup?
Looks like Sizemore may come up play 3B (or bench) for 2 days until Tex is back and then either he or Solarte will head back to Triple A.

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Looks like we will never know what Cervelli is really able to accomplish. Too bad.

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Good I like Sizemore.

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