Roster Moves: Wheeler, Almonte, Prado 6


Here’s a few minor moves before tonight’s game. I’ll be back with the pre-game notes in a little bit.

— The Yankees have announced they have optioned Zelous Wheeler and Zoilo Almonte back to Triple-A Scranton to make a roster move for Stephen Drew and Martin Prado. Kelly Johnson being traded to Boston cleared a spot for Esmil Rogers.

— The Yankees also announce which numbers the three new Yankees will wear: Rogers will wear 53, Drew will wear 33 and Prado will wear 14. So I guess 33 and 14 aren’t being retired for Brian Roberts and Johnson after all.

— Martin Prado isn’t in the starting lineup for the Yankees because he wasn’t in the clubhouse when Joe Girardi made the lineup card. Girardi said it’s possible Prado could pinch-hit later in the game but he wasn’t going to change the lineup because Prado arrived late.

6 thoughts on “Roster Moves: Wheeler, Almonte, Prado

  • JSkillet

    Ya know..I had subscribed to this site because you guys have in depth reporting and in the past have been professional instead of resorting to NY Post style journalism to try and get laughs. Yet it saddens me to see this when you take a player like Brian Roberts who did everything he could to help this team win, and did on a few occasions and make light of his time here like he was some joke player. I will try to chalk it up to one bad, and where is the criticism for Cashman? the guy is off his rocker

  • tom

    Cashman is a good GM because he rejected the Bryan Mitchell for Dustin Ackley trade.

    Simple. lol.

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