Brian Cashman said tonight that “weather permitting, Russ Canzler will probably get the call up” to join Yankees. Decision isn’t final.
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) April 15, 2014
Bryan Hoch tweeted that out last night, after it was reported that John Ryan Murphy, and not Austin Romine, would get called up to replace Francisco Cervelli as the Major League backup catcher. It has yet to be reported by any other beat guy or confirmed by the team itself, but I have to imagine this is the decision that will be made. When the Yankees take the field tonight against the Cubs, they will be back to full strength. Well, at least in terms of number of healthy bodies on the active roster. That’s better than where they were at on Sunday night.
While these moves provide the obvious benefit of getting the Yanks back to a standard 5-man bench/7-man ‘pen roster breakdown and filling in the cracks on their injured infield, it’s what’s between the lines that is the real story here. …