Notes from the weekend: roster moves, Pineda, Girardi, Stewart, and Pettitte


The Yankees game is in danger of being rained out Monday night. Here is a quick update of the news that happened over the weekend.

• Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis were activated from the DL on Friday and Vidal Nuno and Ivan Nova were sent down to make room for them on the roster.

• David Huff was designated for assignment to make room for Joba Chamberlain on the roster. Well, Huff cleared waivers and has been outrighted to Triple-A.

• Michael Pineda could begin a rehab assignment this week if his extended Spring Training start on Monday goes well. Once he starts rehab, the Yankees will have 30-days to activate him or option him to the minors.

• Yankees manager Joe Girardi will be a free agent this offseason, but the Yankees want him back. “We have a great interest in keeping him, and hopefully Joe will be here. … I think there’s really no reason to believe Joe won’t be here,” Brian Cashman said.

• Chris Stewart left the game on Saturday with dehydration and then went to the hospital on Sunday with the same condition. He’s technically available on Monday, but will go to the hospital before the game just to be sure.

Lyle Overbay will be in right field for the Yankees on Monday against the Indians.

Andy Pettitte was activated from the DL and will be on the mound for the same game against the Indians on Monday. To make room for him on the roster the Yankees sent Brennan Boesch to Triple-A.

• Pettitte threw just one bullpen prior to Monday’s start at the orders of the Yankees and he didn’t sound too happy about it.

• Chien-Ming Wang had a chance to opt-out of his minor league deal on Friday, but passed it up because he didn’t get a major league offer.

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