Keep On Shuffling

The Yankees overhauled their roster before tonight’s game to get fresh arms, and a full bench. Phil Coke is DFA’ed. While Chad Green and Conor Mullee are headed back to Scranton. In their place are Luis Cesna, James Pazos, and Rob Refsnyder.

I wouldn’t expect any of them to last long. Refsnyder is probably only here until A-Rod is ready to return later this week. Cessna or Pazos will be sent down when Saabthia is brought back Friday, and the other may be sent down for Johnny Barbato, who is eligible to return on the 19th. But, that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The Yankees are using their 40-man roster efficiently, spreading out the innings over 15 or so pitchers instead of the usual 12. The way the starting pitching has been recently, don’t expect that to end anytime soon.