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Tune in tomorrow – same Bat-time, same Bat-channel

Adam West.jpgVia the New York Post’s George King comes this tidbit: the Yankees will haze their rookies tomorrow as they depart Safeco Field en route to Anaheim. The theme of this year’s dress-up disaster: the campy 1960s ‘Batman’ TV series.

King reports that Mark Melancon will be dressed as Batman. Catwoman will be played by Ramiro Pena and Mike Dunn will be dressed as The Riddler. Video coordinator Anthony Flynn will be in Robin garb and massage therapist Lou Potter will don The Penguin’s clothes. Radar gun operator Brett Weber will be The Joker.

CC Sabathia is taking the ‘cast’ to dinner in California, as Jason Giambi used to do. Last year’s hazing took place in Boston, when the youngest Bombers had to walk out of Fenway Park dressed as the Village People after a rainout on the next-to-last day of the season.

In 2007, they walked out of Yankee Stadium dressed as characters from ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ complete with the soundtrack blaring from the clubhouse speakers.

Yankees call up five

The Yankees have promoted Francisco Cervelli, Ramiro Pena, Mark Melancon, Edwar Ramirez and Mike Dunn as their Sept. 1 callups, according to Chad Jennings of the Scranton Times-Tribune. We’ll have more updates and information from the clubhouse here at Camden Yards.

Damaso Marte activated

The Yankees have activated left-hander Damaso Marte and optioned infielder Ramiro Pena to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Joe Girardi said that he believes Marte will be used more situationally than Phil Coke, perhaps to come in and get one tough left-handed batter. He said that the Yankees could go with 13 pitchers until rosters expand Sept. 1.

At least one move to make today?

Repeating from a previous post…

It looks like the Yankees will have a roster move to make today,
finally trimming their pitching staff from 13 pitchers to 12 and
calling up a position player now that Phil Coke’s sinus infection has subsided and Alfredo Aceves is available to pitch.

They want a right-handed bat because the
White Sox are throwing lefties the next three days, so if that move
comes from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, take your pick from Shelley
Duncan, Ramiro Pena and perhaps Austin Jackson if they intend to play
him.

As for a trade? If I had to wager right now, I’d bet against. But never say never.

3/28 – Yankees at Braves

The Great American Long Relief Battle gets underway this afternoon at Disney World, as Brett Tomko, Alfredo Aceves and Dan Giese will – in that order – try to convince Joe Girardi and the coaching staff that they should be the Yankees’ long reliever.

The idea is that each pitcher will get three innings to showcase his stuff. Tomko has had the best spring of the trio, but he’s coming in at a disadvantage since both Aceves and Giese are on the 40-man roster and had opportunities last season to showcase their wares.

Girardi said that today is “important for all of them” and lauded Tomko’s health after arm surgery last year. All three pitchers are strike-throwers and can pitch multiple innings, and Girardi said that he is not leaning any one way consdiderably.

“That’s probably why it’s so even in my eyes,” he said.

Think the long reliever role isn’t important? Well, first, consider how many starts a guy like Darrell Rasner made last year … and then now think that Joba Chamberlain still has an innings limitation where he may only pitch five innings some games.

In other decisions, Girardi said he plans to meet with his coaches and Brian Cashman either Sunday or Monday to hammer out some other lingering items, including the utility role (Angel Berroa vs. Ramiro Pena) and assorted choices in the bullpen.

“There’s going to be some tough send-downs,” Girardi said. “But that doesn’t mean those guys aren’t going to be up during the season.”

On to the lineups:

NEW YORK YANKEES
Derek Jeter SS
Johnny Damon LF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Xavier Nady RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Melky Cabrera CF
Cody Ransom 3B
Kevin Cash C
Brett Tomko RHP

ATLANTA BRAVES

Jordan Schafer CF
Yunel Escobar SS
Chipper Jones 3B
Brian McCann C
Greg Norton 1B
Matt Diaz RF
Brandon Jones LF
Martin Prado 2B
Jair Jurrjens RHP

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