Yankees Make Roster Changes for Phil Hughes 7

The Yankees needed to adjust their roster in order to make room for Phil Hughes, who started for the first time since April on Wednesday night.

Lance Pendleton was the player who got sent down in order to make room on the 25-man roster, according to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com. Hughes was on the 60-day DL too so they needed to release Kanekoa Texeira also in order to make room on the 40-man, according to Hoch. In an unrelated move, the Yankees outrighted reliever Buddy Carlyle to the minors after he was designated for assignment last week.

No big surprises in these moves. Texeira has been a disappointment since he was claimed from the Royals. Pendleton has also been inconsistent since being called up and was used for nearly 50 pitches on Tuesday night so he wasn’t going to be able to pitch for a few days anyway.

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7 thoughts on “Yankees Make Roster Changes for Phil Hughes

  • Mike Sommer

    Pendleton is this year's yoyo. Meanwhile, the Meat Tray (because he serves meat balls) stunk again tonight.

  • Susan

    Over Mitre, yes. It's simply inexcusable to have this guy on the roster. Time to wise up and DFA both Mitre and Pena.

    • Rob Abruzzese Post author

      I meant that as a joke. They are both terrible pitchers. You shouldn't get so upset over what is the 25th player on the roster. Even the Yankees need mopup guys.

  • Susan

    I wouldn't be upset if Mitre was going to be used as a mop up guy but we all know Girardi will use him in tight games.

  • yankeepride

    Mitre looked decent last year but he got the shaft early this year and has been going downhill ever since…bring up Kontos…Mitre wasn't a bad move but Kontos is a better choice…

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