Game 64: Yankees at Mariners
NEW YORK YANKEES (32-31) at SEATTLE MARINERS (34-30)
RHP Masahiro Tanaka (9-1, 2.02) vs. RHP Chris Young (5-3, 3.42)
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Safeco Field • 10:10 P.M. ET
Game #64 • Road Game #35 • TV: YES • Radio: WFAN 660AM/101.9FM
Good evening from Safeco Field in Seattle, where the Yankees and Mariners will play the second game of this three-game series. Here are the quick hits from tonight’s Yankees notes –
Kelley has not pitched in a big league game since May 6 due to a lumbar spine strain, but had no further issues in a pair of Minor League rehab assignments. Huff, who was with the Yankees last season, was obtained in exchange for cash considerations.
To create room for Kelley on the active roster, right-hander Matt Daley was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Manager Joe Girardi said that they chose to keep right-hander Jose Ramirez instead of Daley because Ramirez offers more distance.
Left-hander Wade LeBlanc was designated for assignment to clear space for Huff, who was 1-0 with a 6.30 ERA in 16 appearances for San Francisco this year and will be used as a multi-inning reliever who can offer about 45 pitches.
“I think everything went well; just 25 throws at 90 feet — I think you can do that too,” Beltran told a group of reporters crowded around his locker in the visiting clubhouse.
“I think what you’ve seen is, if he does happen to give up a run, he’s able to stop it there and it doesn’t snowball,” Girardi said. “If he’s struggling a little bit with his command, he finds it quicker than maybe he used to.”
Here are the lineups:
Brett Gardner LF
Masahiro Tanaka RHP
Endy Chavez RF
Chris Young RHP