Joe Girardi has made a decision and Yangervis Solarte will take the final spot on the roster. Eduardo Nunez has been optioned to Triple-A as a result. The Yankees will have to make a 40-man roster move on Solarte, but they aren’t required to do so until Tuesday.
Girardi explained Solarte was the better choice because they felt he would do a better job as a backup second and third basemen while Dean Anna would be the backup shortstop. Solarte won’t leave with the team today and instead he’ll travel to Houston tomorrow.