Yankees’ Jesus Montero Likely A September Call-Up

Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated thinks that the Yankees will wait until September 1 before calling up top prospect Jesus Montero from the minor leagues due to injuries, but notes that he would still be eligible for their postseason roster.

This makes perfect sense. The Yankees have been carrying 13 pitchers lately and Freddy Garcia‘s injury (he cut his finger) is not bad enough to warrant a trip to the DL. So that means that for the time being the Yankees are going to be short handed one pitcher.

So for a move to be made the Yankees would have to move a hitter, not a pitcher. Jorge Posada is the only real option to be released or sent down and it doesn’t appear likely that the Yankees would cut him just to get Montero to the majors quicker. They’ve waited this long they might as well wait a little longer.

Any other roster cuts just don’t work right now. This could change for instance if say Eric Chavez got hurt or the Yankees put a starting pitcher on the DL. Once Garcia returns to action a bullpen change is more possible, but still unlikely.

Montero is probably going to have to wait until September.

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