After the Yankees and Cubs 18-inning affair on Sunday night, the Yankees decided they would need a fresh arm for their series against the Cincinnati Reds.
The move to send Refsnyder to Triple-A is interesting to say the least. The Yankees are playing in another National League ballpark and sending Refsnyder down ends up shortening the bench. Also it’s not like the Yankees can use Adam Warren, Chasen Shreve and Jonathan Holder especially after they were pushed to their limit on Sunday. The good news is Green was slated to start tonight in Scranton, so he’d be available for long man work if Masahiro Tanaka is unable to give the Yankees length.
On another note, neither Aaron Judge or Starlin Castro are in the lineup. Girardi said it’s a day off for both players, but Judge is still beat up after falling into the stands against the Red Sox. Despite that, Girardi said the day off was planned and would have happened either today or tomorrow.