Let The Tryouts Begin!

Well, well, the Yankees made a move today recalling Juan Miranda and sending Kevin Russo down.  Miranda is going to start at DH tonight and bat 8th.

It makes a ton of sense to give Miranda a crack at the role of lefty DH.  As I have mentioned before, the Yankees can comfortably DH Posada when they face a lefty or use Thames, but their options against righties were really only Colin Curtis.  If Miranda can hit righties, the Yankees might not need to make a trade to bolster the bench.  I would suspect that this is the first move of two, the second being the recall of Nunez from Scranton as the Yankees look internally before looking externally.