All right, you’re going to need a pen, a sheet of paper and possibly some white out for this one because there were multiple roster changes going into today’s game.
Let’s start with the obvious ones: Ivan Nova goes on the 15-day disabled list with a partial tear in his UCL. He won’t be back when the 15 days are up due to the severity of his injury. Mark Teixeira has been activated from the disabled list and is playing first base this afternoon in the series finale vs. the Rays.
Now, here are a few more roster moves:
— Bryan Mitchell and Preston Claiborne were called up from Double-A Trenton and Scranton Wilkes-Barre respectively. Claiborne and Mitchell are here temporarily to help add arms into the bullpen, especially with one of the bullpen arms Vidal Nuno starting today. It’s worth noting Mitchell has experience as a starter, but Joe Girardi won’t think of him as an option for Nova’s spot. Mitchell’s a mop up man and Claiborne’s here to prove he belongs in the Major Leagues after a good start last season, which was followed by an awful Spring Training.
“We consider Dean Anna a shortstop more than the other two (Sizemore or Yangervis Solarte) and that’s why we stayed with the rotation that we have,” Girardi said. “… (Sizemore) did everything right. Obviously he has put himself back on the map.”
— Matt Daley was designated for assignment because of some odd clause in his contract involving service time and whatnot. He hopes to clear waivers and he’ll accept an assignment to Scranton.