The Yankees called up three minor leaguers yesterday, Manny Banuelos, David Phelps, and Adam Warren, to the big leagues yesterday, but they will not play as they will be inactive, according to Josh Norris of the Trentonian.
This is a typical move of the Yankees. Every year they make their September call-ups, guys that will serve minor roles in the final month of the year. They also call-up a few guys who aren’t quite ready to play just to get them some experience being around the major league ball club.
In this instance they have called up top pitching prospect, lefty Banuelos and righties Phelps and Warren. These three might not quite be ready to contribute to the Yankees in 2011, but all three will serve a role in 2012. So this is a good opportunity to get their feet wet and hopefully make them more comfortable once they get the real call to The Show.