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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Ready for Rule 5

The Yankees did make some moves after all. Catcher Francisco Cervelli and RHP Steven White from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and RHP Jeffrey Marquez from Double-A Trenton were added to the 40-man roster and thus protected from the Rule 5 draft. Trenton RHP Scott Patterson, a six-year minor league free agent, was signed four days ago. This puts the Yankees roster at 39 players, without Mo, Jorgie, and A-Rod. Once those three are officially announced, at least two players will have be DFA'd.

Speaking of which, the Pirates DFA'd Josh Phelps. Maybe Baltimore will finally get him back. They were pretty annoyed when the Yankees grabbed him via Rule 5 last year.

Meanwhile, ESPN's Jayson Stark reports that the Yankees would be willing to trade anyone except Joba Chamberlain for Johan Santana. Of course, everyone's assuming that means Phil Hughes. Though the Twins are supposed to be more interested in a young position player than in pitching. The Red Sox are also very interested, and would be willing to trade either Jacoby Ellsbury, Clay Buchholz, or Jon Lester.

Stark also reports that the Reds are shopping Ryan Freel and Josh Hamilton. They want to clear room on their roster for Jay Bruce.

posted by BubbaFan, 11:39 PM


Did you hear about Shelley?
I hope he's okay.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving BubbaFan! :)
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, November 22, 2007 10:31 AM  
Yikes. That's not good news.

Miguel Perez (one of the Reds' minor league catchers) had a blood clot in his shoulder and had to have emergency surgery. He was expected to miss the entire next season, though he recovered faster than expected.
commented by Blogger BubbaFan, November 22, 2007 12:57 PM  

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