NYY vs. BAL – 7/29/11
A.J. Burnett (8-8, 4.21) vs. Jeremy Guthrie (4-14, 4.33)
Enjoy the game.
- The Yankees have made no calls to the Rockies thus far today, tweets Ken Rosenthal.
- Others believe the Indians are a big threat to acquire Jimenez, according to Jon Heyman of SI.com (on Twitter).
- The Yankees’ interest in Jimenez appears to be waning, according to ESPN.com’s Jayson Stark. However, the Indians are sending signals that their “untouchables” might be available in a deal for Jimenez, according to Stark.
|Rafael Soriano – R – NYY|
|Yankees activated RHP Rafael Soriano from the 60-day disabled list.
Soriano hasn’t pitched with the Yankees since May 13 due to right elbow soreness. The high-priced reliever was a complete disaster before going on the disabled list, posting a 5.40 ERA and 10/11 K/BB ratio over 15 innings. It’s likely he’ll have to earn his way back into a set-up role. Jul. 29 – 4:12 pm et
|Steve Garrison – R – NYY|
|Yankees optioned LHP Steve Garrison to Double-A Trenton.
Garrison retired the only two batters he faced while in the pinstripes. He’s been optioned to clear a spot for Rafael Soriano, though the Yankees still need to make room on the 40-man roster. Jul. 29 – 4:09 pm et