This from the Yankees:
NEW YORK YANKEES TO DONATE $125,000 TO HURRICANE IRENE AND TEXAS WILDFIRE RELIEF EFFORTS
The New York Yankees announced today that they will donate a total of $100,000 to support the rescue and relief efforts associated with Hurricane Irene. Of the total, $50,000 will be given to the Salvation Army and $50,000 to the Red Cross, both of which are already working in the affected areas.
The Yankees will make an additional $25,000 donation specifically to support the rescue and relief efforts associated with the Texas wildfires. Of the total, $12,500 will be given to the Salvation Army and $12,500 to the Red Cross.
“On behalf of the entire New York Yankees organization, we would like to express our support to all of those affected by Hurricane Irene here at home on the East Coast and those affected by the devastating wildfires in Texas,” said New York Yankees General Partner and Vice Chairperson Jennifer Steinbrenner Swindal. “We are eager to support the efforts of wonderful organizations like the Red Cross and Salvation Army who are already on the ground making a difference in so many lives. Our hearts and prayers are with all those suffering during this difficult time as they begin the process of rebuilding.”
This from the Yankees:
Cervelli was seen today by Dr. Kirk Roberts—a neurologist at NY Presbyterian Hospital specializing in concussion syndromes. He was diagnosed with a concussion, but MRI results were negative.
Cervelli is home resting. There is no immediate timetable for his return. All baseball related activities have been suspended.
This from the Yankees:
The New York Yankees announced that the postponed August 14 game between the Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium will be rescheduled as the 7:05 p.m. game of a day-night doubleheader on September 21.
Fans holding paid tickets for the August 14 game may use them for the rescheduled game or exchange their paid tickets for any regular season game at Yankee Stadium through the end of the 2012 season (subject to availability).
Tickets can be exchanged only at Yankee Stadium Advance Ticket Windows.
Fans holding Complimentary tickets (COMP) for the August 14 game must use them for the rescheduled game at 7:05 p.m. on September 21. Complimentary tickets (COMP) or equivalent tickets bear no cash value and do not have any additional benefits that may be offered to ticket(s) with a dollar value.
For complete information about the Yankees’ rainout policy, please visit http://www.yankees.com/rainout.
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Yankees president Randy Levine has released the following statement regarding Tuesday’s game:
“The decision to play Tuesday night’s game vs. Baltimore was a collaborative effort between Major League Baseball and the New York Yankees. Every possible effort was made to play the game because there were no suitable alternative dates on which to play a rescheduled game given the poor weather forecast for Wednesday.
“We certainly recognize the inconvenience to our fans and have invited them back to enjoy a future game at Yankee Stadium.”
Prior to tonight’s game, the Yankees made the following roster moves:
Recalled RHPs Andrew Brackman and Hector Noesi, and OF Greg Golson from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre; Signed RHP George Kontos to a Major League contract and added him to the active Major League roster; Returned from rehab and reinstated INF Ramiro Pena from the 15-day disabled list (appendectomy); to make room on the 40-man roster, RHP Lance Pendleton was designated for assignment.
In addition, RHP Ryan Pope, previously designated for assignment on 9/1, has been outrighted to the Scranton/WB roster.
The Yankees recalled RHP Lance Pendleton (SWB), LHP Raul Valdes (TRE), INF Brandon Laird (SWB), OF Chris Dickerson (SWB); signed to a Major League contract and selected from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RHP Scott Proctor and C/DH Jesus Montero.
To make room on the 40-man roster, the Yankees recalled OF Justin Maxwell from Scranton/WB and placed him on the 60-day disabled list and designated RHP Ryan Pope for assignment.
The Yankees have made an adjustment to Sunday’s starting pitchers. It’ll now be Bartolo Colon and Zach Britton in game one, and Ivan Nova and Brian Matusz in game two.
Now, whether one or both of those games will actually be played? I have no idea. I’m in Baltimore with the hotel room window slightly open and it sounds like I’m at the beach, with the wind whipping and rain cascading around the street. There’s nothing anyone can do but just wait it out.
The Orioles have announced that Saturday’s doubleheader has been postponed due to Hurricane Irene. The 1:05 p.m. ET game will be made up on September 8 in Baltimore, while the 7:05 p.m. game will be played as part of a split admission doubleheader on Sunday at 7:35 p.m.
The updated game schedule is as follows:
- Sunday, Aug. 28, 1:35 p.m.
- Sunday, Aug. 28, 7:35 p.m. (originally Aug. 27 at 7:05 p.m.)
- Monday, Aug. 29, 7:05 p.m.
- Thursday, Sept. 8, TBA (originally April 22, then rescheduled for Aug. 27 at 1:05 p.m.)
A minor move to note here, just announced in Kansas City:
The Yankees have claimed left-hander Raul Valdes on waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals. He’ll join Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. In a corresponding move, right-hander Jeffrey Marquez has been transferred to the 60-day disabled list.
Valdes, 33, was 0-1 with a 3.38 ERA in seven games for the Cardinals this year. He was 6-2 with a 4.73 ERA in 27 games (seven starts) at Triple-A Memphis.
He doesn’t seem to be much of a threat to take time away from Boone Logan at the big league level, but it gives the Yankees another lefty at Triple-A after J.C. Romero was let out of his contract.
Derek Jeter’s 3,000th hit came the last time the Rays were in town, and they’ll celebrate it all over again on Saturday afternoon. Here’s the press release from the Yankees, asking fans to be in their seats by 3:45 p.m. ET:
YANKEES TO CELEBRATE DEREK JETER’S 3,000TH CAREER HIT WITH A SPECIAL PREGAME CEREMONY ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 13
The New York Yankees tonight announced that a special pregame ceremony celebrating Derek Jeter’s 3,000th career hit will be held prior to Saturday’s game between the Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays, scheduled to begin at 4:10 p.m. Gates will open two hours prior to first pitch at 2:00 p.m. and fans are encouraged to arrive early and be in their seats by 3:45 p.m.
On July 9, 2011, Jeter became the 28th player all time—and at 37 years, 13 days the fourth youngest—to reach the 3,000-hit plateau with a third-inning solo home run off Tampa Bay’s David Price. Jeter would finish the game 5-for-5 with the game-winning RBI single in the eighth inning. He joined Wade Boggs as the only two players to hit a home run as their 3,000th career hit, and became only the second player to record at least five hits in the game in which they recorded their 3,000th hit (also Craig Biggio).