The Yankees 25-man Opening Day roster 8

Here is the Yankees Opening Day roster barring any unforeseen setbacks…Read More


  1. CC Sabathia
  2. Hiroki Kuroda
  3. Ivan Nova
  4. Phil Hughes
  5. Freddy Garcia


  1. Derek Jeter, SS
  2. Curtis Granderson, CF
  3. Robinson Cano, 2B
  4. Alex Rodriguez, 3B
  5. Mark Teixeira, 1B
  6. Nick Swisher, RF
  7. Raul Ibanez, DH
  8. Russell Martin, C
  9. Brett Gardner, LF


  • Mariano Rivera, RHP
  • Rafael Soriano, RHP
  • David Robertson, RHP
  • Boone Logan, LHP
  • Cory Wade, RHP
  • Clay Rapada, LHP
  • David Phelps, RHP


  • Chris Stewart, C
  • Eduardo Nunez, 2B/SS
  • Eric Chavez, 3B/1B
  • Andruw Jones, OF/DH


  • Francisco Cervelli – sent to Triple-A
  • George Kontos – traded to San Francisco
  • Justin Maxwell – designated for assignment
  • Chris Dickerson – sent to Triple-A
  • Dewayne Wise – sent to Triple-A
  • Bill Hall – released
  • Adam Warren – sent to Triple-A
  • D.J. Mitchell – sent to Triple-A
  • Cesar Cabral – placed on the 15-day DL
  • Andy Pettitte – stays in extended spring training


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8 thoughts on “The Yankees 25-man Opening Day roster

  • vallewho

    not sure about the new backup catcher, since he's just coming aboard and I have never followed the SF Giants. But I'm really surprised that Cervelli got sent down.

  • hotdog

    i know about the options regarding Cervelli but why not keep him on the roster, using him as the backup. He knows the pitchers and even though he's not hitting well this spring, he's a guy that can get the big hit…why all of a sudden are the Yankees looking elsewhere….

  • hotdog

    Happy to see Phelps getting a shot……..does this mean that the organization see him as a reliever instead of a starter long term or is this just a very temporary assignment?

    • Mike Sommer

      Lots of times they'll break someone in as a long reliever before transitioning him to the rotation. Look at the Twins with Liriano.

  • Greg Corcoran

    The Chris Stewart move is about the most baffling I've seen the Yankees make in a while. Most all of the moves they make are logical, I don't see how this one is.


    I think Cervelli has earned his shot at backup catcher and has proven himself, I think its a mistake in sending him down. He has been there when they needed him and proved his worth. Diehard Yankee

  • uteyank

    Cerveli can play everyday against a very good, starting staff at triple A. These are 5 almost major league ready starters, plus Andy for awhile. This thing with options is very confusing as well. How many times someone still can be sent down without being claimed by another team

    • Rob Abruzzese Post author

      Lol. Options are very confusing. By general rule you can usually assume a player has 3 options from the time they are put on the 40-man roster, but service time plays a role in it too. Contract status can also play a role like it did with Andrew Brackman who was signed as an amateur to a major league deal. So he started burning options well before young players usually do. Injuries can also sometimes affect it.

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