Yankees expected to call up Murphy and Sizemore

The Yankees are expected to add catcher John Ryan Murphy and infielder Scott Sizemore before Wednesday’s games (Murti, April 15).

The team placed Francisco Cervelli on the 60-day disabled list with a Grade 2 hamstring strain. This opens up a 40-man roster spot for Sizemore.

They also sent Shane Greene to Triple-A.

Beltran named AL Player of the Week

Carlos Beltran was named American League Player of the Week.

Beltran hit .423 (11-for-26) with four doubles, three home runs, six RBI and seven runs scored.

This is the fourth time he was named AL Player of the Week and his 10th Player of the Week award in his career.

Cervelli to DL, Greene optioned

Francisco Cervelli will be placed on the disabled list with a hamstring strain, the Yankees announced.

And MRI taken on Sunday night showed Grade 2 strain of the hamstring.

The Yankees also optioned Shane Greene to Triple-A.

No corresponding roster moves have been announced.

Teixeira, Robertson on right track to return soon

Mark Teixeira and David Robertson are expected to return as soon as they’re ready to come off the disabled list (Kuty, April 14).

Teixeira, rehabbing from a hamstring injury, is eligible to return on April 20. Robertson, coming back from a groin strain, can come off the DL on April 22.

Game Recap: Yankees 3 – Red Sox 2

The Yankees ( 7-6) edged the Red Sox (5-8) by the score of 3-2 at Yankee Stadium on Sunday night >> Read the full recap and boxscore at SNY.tv.


Need to Know: Ivan Nova got the start for the Yankees and tossed 7 1/3 solid innings. He allowed two runs on eight hits, walked none and struck out four.

A two-out RBI single by Jonathan Herrera gave Boston a 1-0 lead in the second.

In the third inning, Carlos Beltran hit a two-run homer to left that put the Yankees on top 2-1.

The Yankees extended their lead to 3-1 in the fourth inning when a run scored on a near double play off the bat of Francisco Cervelli. Cervelli was initially called out (for the third out of the inning), but a replay review initiated by Joe Girardi led to a reversal.

Mike Napoli hit a solo homer in the sixth inning to draw Boston within 3-2.

David Phelps worked into and out of a bases loaded jam in the eighth inning.

Shawn Kelley tossed a perfect ninth inning for the save.

Francisco Cervelli injured his right hamstring beating out a potential double play in the fourth inning and was removed from the game. After Cervelli was taken out of the game, Carlos Beltran shifted from right field to first base and was replaced in right field by Ichiro Suzuki. It was Beltran’s first career appearance at first base.

Derek Jeter was out of the lineup for a second straight game due to a tight right quadriceps.


What’s Next: The Yankees are off on Monday. They open a three-game set with the Cubs at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. Masahiro Tanaka gets the start for the Yankees, opposed by Jason Hammel for the Cubs.

GEICO SportsNite: Soriano, Kelley, Beltran and McCann

GEICO SportsNite has post game coverage featuring Alfonso Soriano, Shawn Kelley, Carlos Beltran, and Brian McCann after the Yankees hit five home runs to beat the Red Sox, 7-4, in the Bronx on Saturday.

Game Recap: Yankees 7 – Red Sox 4

The Yankees homered in all their runs, as they beat the Red Sox 7-4 on Saturday afternoon. >> Read more at SNY.tv


Need To Know: Brian McCann hit the first two home runs of his season. After striking out in the first inning and dropping his batting average to .158, McCann quickly reversed his fortunes. The seven-time All-Star led off the fourth with a liner into the first row of the second deck in right field.

Carlos Beltran, Alfonso Soriano and Kelly Johnson also connected for the Yankees.

Hiroki Kuroda allowed four earned runs for the Yankees over 6 1/3 innings. He allowed six hits, walked three and struck out five.

Shawn Kelley earned his second save of the season with a 1-2-3 ninth inning.


The Yankees and Red Sox play again on Sunday night, an 8 p.m. start.