Carlos Beltran activated from DL; Rob Refsnyder sent to Triple-A

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The New York Yankees have activated Carlos Beltran from the 15-day disabled list after completing three rehab games with the Tampa Yankees. As a corresponding move, the Yankees have sent Rob Refsnyder to Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre.

With Refsnyder’s demotion, it appears both Brendan Ryan and Stephen Drew‘s jobs are safe. Ryan was activated from the disabled list on Friday and Girardi implied he would use Drew as a utility infielder yesterday. But with Refsnyder back in Triple-A, you wonder if the Yankees will go back to using Drew as the every day second basemen.

Beltran was placed on the disabled list with an oblique injury. He was hitting .260/.309/.430 with seven homers and 30 RBI’s in 66 games this season.

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17 Responses to Carlos Beltran activated from DL; Rob Refsnyder sent to Triple-A

  1. Adam 21 says:

    cashman s b fired, ON THE SPOT!!

  2. Terry says:

    What a horrible move.Ryan stays?I would say they know what they're but with this one I've got to wonder.I hope Ryan's only injury insurance but they'll probably start him soon.Really frustrated with this one,we'll see what the trade deadline brings

    • Ernie says:

      This really pisses me off. Cashman needs to go. He pays all thes washed up guys millions and it keeps them from developing prospects.

  3. Jack says:

    What the hell is Cashman and by the book Girardi are thinking. Give this kid 16 at bats . Keep Ryan who could not hit water if he fell out of the boat . Sorry to say think Cashman and especially Girardi have to go!! What an asinine move!!

  4. Stu says:

    I always liked Girardi's low-key, unflappable style. But I'm starting to think that he simply isn't very bright — about baseball or anything else. and Cashman simply has an overly cautious view of the team and the game.

  5. pinstripman says:

    Not really surprised by this development. Refsnyder failed to hit during his limited time up in the show. It will be interesting to see what develops between now and the end of July.

    • mlblogsnewyorkyankees13 says:

      He played four games. Four games isn't enough of a sample size to determine he 'didn't hit at the ML level'. Remember, Didi was horrendous during April but the Yankees stuck with him and now he's playing decent baseball. The only way Refsnyder was going to learn was if he continued to play at the Major League level. His numbers show he's too good for Triple-A. He just needed to adjust.

  6. scooter10 says:

    Very disappointing.

    – Over his last 446 AB's, Ryan has hit .193.
    – Over his last 518 AB's, Drew has hit .172.
    – I just don't understand this move.

  7. Robert Rufa says:

    Why did they even bother bringing Refsnyder up? Acquiring Beltran and Ryan were mistakes, and Cashman isn't man enough to admit it.

  8. hotdog says:

    I wonder what Refsnyder should have hit to keep him in New York…it does not make sense that he was sent down after only 4 games and to think that Ryan could be our regular 2nd baseman is a little odd…but Cashman looks at numbers and Ryan is batting .308 while Refsnyder is at .167…the fact that both these players have played in 6 and 4 games respectively appears to not matter…Cashman was quoted as saying, "if you take 167 and subtract it from 308 you gotta big number…it's a really really big number so get off my back…oops, got a phone call from Hal", "hey Cash, whose playing 2nd base these days"…"um, if you take 167 and subtract it from 308 you gotta big number, that's who"…

  9. Scott says:

    The weird obsession with Ryan continues . Makes absolutely no sense. Ryan sucks , at least drew has power which Ryan has none.

  10. Balt Yank says:

    Disappointing. Odd also, in the sense to bring Ref up & talk him up too messes with his head. Ryan/Drew, what are we holding onto?

  11. Michael R says:

    Totally agree with Scott.

  12. tom says:

    This move did not surprise me. Pirela actually played better as a starter than Refsnyder and he was optioned anyway. Trying to be an apologist for Refsnyder is a waste of time. Yankees still win games without 2B's offensive contribution. Move on.

    That went to none so Yankees keep everyone with a bigger contract for longer. Whether or not we like it.

    I get feeling that it will be Jose Pirela who will start regularly if Yankees don't trade for 2B by July 31.

    • tom says:

      longer period.

    • mlblogsnewyorkyankees13 says:

      You can't compare Pirela to Refsnyder. Pirela's actually been with the team longer than Refsnyder hence more AB.

      • tom says:

        At your request, Pirela was 294 after first 5 games. He stayed longer because Yankees had no major player off the DL. Refsnyder had to be gone for Carlos Beltran, not Brendan Ryan.

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