UPDATE: The other roster move to make space for both Proctor and Montero was for the Yankees to place outfielder Justin Maxwell on the 60-day DL, according to Chad Jennings. Players on the 60-day DL don’t count toward the 40-man roster.
ORIGINAL POST: So the Yankees will be getting six more players today in the form of September call-ups, but that won’t be all. According to Jack Curry of the YES Network, the Yankees are planning on calling up pitchers Hector Noesi and Aaron Laffey in the coming days. They will not call up Manny Banuelos or Dellin Betances.
The reason Noesi and Laffey won’t be immediately joining the team is because players who were just sent down, as they both were, must wait at least 10 days before they can be recalled again. Besides, Noesi just threw three innings last night and will need at least a day or two before he can go again.
Banuelos and Betances are not coming up because the Yankees feel like they still need time in the minor leagues. This is not abnormal as only 12 pitchers have made their major league debuts in September for the Yankees since 1992.
In another news item, the Yankees designated righty Ryan Pope for assignment, according to Mike Ashmore, to make room on the 40-man roster for either Jesus Montero or Scott Proctor. That will be just the first 40-man roster move of the day. I will update with the other one when they make the announcement.