September call-ups in baseball are a yearly tradition like no other, right up there with The Masters or The Super Bowl. Today was the first day that teams could call players up to an expanded 40-man roster to finish the season, and the Yankees didn't waste any time going for reinforcements. They brought up 6 guys - Francisco Cervelli, Eduardo Nunez, Cory Wade, Adam Warren, Justin Thomas, and Chris Dickerson- and DFA'd Ramiro Pena for a second time this season to make it happen. Some of these moves were expected but there are a couple names on that list, Warren and Dickerson in particular, there were a bit surprising, at least to me. Why, you ask? I'll tell you why.
West Coast opportunity for hard-to-predict Yankees
42 minutes ago