Yankee announce flurry of roster moves

The Yankees placed Ivan Nova on the 60-day disabled list, as he will have Tommy John surgery.

They optioned Preston Claiborne and Dean Anna to Triple-A.

They recalled Shane Greene and signed Bruce Billings to a Major League contract and added him to the 25-man roster.

They will play with 24 players on the roster as Michael Pineda served his 10-game suspension.

Nova to have Tommy John surgery

Ivan Nova will have Tommy John surgery on Tuesday, the Yankees said.

Dr. James Andrews will preform the surgery.

Tommy John usually takes one calendar year to recover from.

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Pineda suspended 10 games

Michael Pineda has been suspend for 10 games for “possessing a foreign substance on his person,” MLB Public Relations announced.

Pineda will accept the suspension.

“I’m sorry. I made a big mistake. I feel really bad for that,” he said (Hoch, April 24).

Pineda was ejected from Wednesday’s game against the Red Sox after umpires found that the pitcher had pine tar on his neck (Feinsand, April 23).

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell came out to ask umpires to check Pineda’s neck during the second inning. According to Rule 8.02 a player cannot “apply a foreign substance of any kind to the ball.” The rule goes on to say that any pitcher found guilty of such an action “shall be ejected immediately from the game and shall be suspended automatically. In National Association Leagues, the automatic suspension shall be for 10 games.”

When the Red Sox and Yankees faced off in the Bronx on April 10, Pineda had a dark substance on his pitching hand. The Red Sox did not approach the umpires during the game about the substance. Major League Baseball announced on April 11 that it would not suspend Pineda for the substance, which Pineda said was a combination of dirt and sweat.

Game Recap: Red Sox 5 – Yankees 1

Michael Pineda was ejected during the second inning and the Yankees (12-9) never fully recovered as New York lost to the Boston Red Sox (10-12) by a score of 5-1 Wednesday night at Fenway Park. >> Read the full AP recap and box score at SNY.tv.



 Need to Know: Pineda was ejected after 1 2/3 innings after umpires found what appeared to be pine tar on his neck. He gave up two runs on four hits before officials tossed him from the game.

Carlos Beltran and Brian Roberts led the team with two hits apiece. Beltran also scored the lone run of the game for the Yankees.

Alfonso Soriano brought in the Yankees only run of the game on a sacrifice fly to right in the sixth.

The Yankees bullpen gave up three runs on six hits with four walks and six strikeouts over 6 1/3 innings of action.


What’s Next: The Yankees will head into the rubber game of their three-game series with the Red Sox as they send CC Sabathia (2-2, 5.19 ERA) to the mound against Felix Doubront (1-2, 5.48 ERA) at 7:10 pm ET.

Michael Pineda ejected from game against Red Sox

MLB: New York Yankees at Boston Red SoxMichael Pineda was ejected from Wednesday’s game against the Red Sox after umpires found that the pitcher had pine tar on his neck (Feinsand, April 23).


UPDATE 11:30 pm: Pineda admitted to using pine tar after the game. Pineda added: “I will learn from this mistake and it will not happen again.” (YES Network, April 23).

“I would want our manager to do what John Farrell did,” Brian Cashman said after the game. “I would want, on behalf of our fan base and our team, to do the same thing that they did. Obviously this is a terrible situation that we all witnessed and we’re all a part of and we all have ownership to because there was clearly a failure and a breakdown that he wound up walking out of that dugout with something like that. It’s just not a good situation.” (Jennings, April 23).


Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell came out to ask umpires to check Pineda’s neck during the second inning. According to Rule 8.02 a player cannot “apply a foreign substance of any kind to the ball.” The rule goes on to say that any pitcher found guilty of such an action “shall be ejected immediately from the game and shall be suspended automatically. In National Association Leagues, the automatic suspension shall be for 10 games.”

Pineda may not face a 10-game suspension because the National Association Leagues are the Minor Leagues, not the Major Leagues (Sherman, April 23).

When the Red Sox and Yankees faced off in the Bronx on April 10, Pineda had a dark substance on his pitching hand. The Red Sox did not approach the umpires during the game about the substance. Major League Baseball announced on April 11 that it would not suspend Pineda for the substance, which Pineda said was a combination of dirt and sweat.

Coming into Wednesday’s game, Pineda had a 2-1 record with a 1.00 ERA in four starts. The right-hander gee up two earned runs on four hits over 1 2/3 innings against the Red Sox Wednesday.

Ivan Nova getting second opinion on Tommy John surgery

Ivan Nova will seek a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews on whether or not he should receive Tommy John surgery. (Hoch, April 23).

The Yankees team physician Dr. Chris Ahmad suggested the 27-year-old, who suffered a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament during Saturday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays, should receive the surgery after a second MRI confirmed the tear, according to Brendan Kuty of NJ.com.

 

Game Recap: Yankees 9 – Red Sox 3

After taking a lead in the first inning, the Yankees (12-8) defeated the Boston Red Sox (9-12) by a score of 9-3 Tuesday night at Fenway Park. >> Read the full AP recap and box score at SNY.tv.



 Need to Know: Masahiro Tanaka earned his third win of the season after he gave up just two earned runs on seven hits and seven strikeouts over 7 1/3 innings. Both runs came on solo shots by David Ortiz and Mike Napoli.

New York got on the board early after Jacoby Ellsbury, in his first game back at Fenway, hit a triple on fan interference. Derek Jeter then singled Ellsbury in from third.

Ellsbury had a hand in four of the Yankees runs as he went 2-for-5 with two runs and two RBIs.

Jeter and Carlos Beltran also had two RBIs in the game.

Dellin Betances held the Red Sox scoreless in 1 2/3 innings of relief.


What’s Next: The Yankees will continue their three-game series with the Red Sox on Wednesday at Fenway Park as they send Michael Pineda (2-1, 1.00) to the mound against John Lackey (2-2, 5.25) at 7:10 pm ET.

Tommy John surgery recommended for Nova

Ivan Nova had an MRI on his right arm on Tuesday, which confirmed the partial tear of his ulnar collateral ligament.

A tear of the UCL is repaired by Tommy John surgery, which takes at least a full calendar year to recover from.

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Robertson reinstated from DL, Cabral outrighted

The Yankees have activated David Robertson from the disabled list.

Cesar Cabral has been outrighted to Triple-A.

Robertson was placed on the disabled list with a Grade 1 groin strain on April 7.

Yanks option Daley to Triple-A

The Yankees have optioned Matt Daley to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Daley pitched 1 1/3 innings on Saturday, allowing six runs (four earned), on five hits and two walks.