For those of you may not have heard as of yet, Joba Chamberlain will be in the Yankees bullpen tonight, replacing Chad Qualls. Finally, our long national nightmare is over.
And hey, Qualls was sent to the Pirates for 1B/3B Casey McGehee and cash. McGehee is currently “hitting” .230/.297/.377 with an 83 wRC+ (on the heels of a 68 wRC+ last season), though he does have a 119 wRC+ against LHP this year … following a 6 wRC+ against southpaws in 2011. His defense is passable at the hot corner, for what it’s worth, though different metrics offer different opinions there. At the very least, the Yankees got a warm body for Qualls, which is more than most could have expected.
Here’s a quick recap of today’s other deals:
- The Phillies sent Shane Victorino to the Dodgers for Josh Lindblom and Ethan Martin
- The Phillies sent Hunter Pence to the Giants for Tommy Joseph, Nate Schierholtz, and Seth Rosin
- The Cubs sent Ryan Dempster to the Rangers for Christian Villanueva and Kyle Hendricks
- The Marlins sent Gaby Sanchez and Kyle Kaminska to the Pirates for Gorkys Hernandez and their 2013 competitive balance pick
- The Marlins sent Edward Mujica to the Cardinals for Zack Cox
- The Red Sox sent Matt Albers and Scott Podsednik to the Diamondbacks for Craig Breslow
- The Red Sox sent Lars Anderson to the Indians for (knuckleballer!) Steven Wright
- The Royals sent Jonathan Broxton to the Reds for J.C. Sulbaran and Donnie Joseph
Onto the lineups:
|Baltimore Orioles||New York Yankees|
|Nick Markakis, RF||Derek Jeter, DH|
|J.J. Hardy, SS||Curtis Granderson, CF|
|Chris Davis, DH||Robinson Cano, 2B|
|Adam Jones, CF||Nick Swisher, 1B|
|Matt Wieters, C||Raul Ibanez, LF|
|Lew Ford, LF||Eric Chavez, 3B|
|Wilson Betemit, 3B||Ichiro Suzuki, RF|
|Mark Reynolds, 1B||Russell Martin, C|
|Omar Quintanilla, 2B||Ramiro Pena, SS|
|Miguel Gonzalez, SP||Ivan Nova, SP|
The first pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m., on YES and the MLB Network. Let’s go Yankees!