Yangervis Solarte wins final bench spot 2

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.

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