Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Youkilis DL'd, Joseph called up
The Yankees also recalled INF Corban Joseph from AAA. The lefty swinging infielder, who primarily plays second base is someone who Cashman considers to be a 1B/2B. He struggled at third base in spring training, so the Yankees did not put him there at Scranton Wilkes-Barre. Joseph was designated for assignment by the Yankees late in spring training, and was quickly resigned. He is the only minor league infielder currently on the Yankees 40 man roster, which may have factored into the decision to call him up for his first trip to the Major Leagues.
Joseph was hitting .273 with 4 home runs and 8 RBI at AAA.
Mark Feinsand made a sobering point in a tweet this afternoon. It is a must-read tweet that will probably take a few seconds to digest, considering how well the Yankees have played thus far.