Hey, so you know that post I wrote earlier this morning about what it meant for the Yankees to call up John Ryan Murphy and Russ Canzler? Yeah forget all that. Via Sweeny Murti and confirmed by Dan Barbarisi, the plan has changed to replace Canzler with Scott Sizemore.
Sizemore is hitting .344/.436/.500 in 39 Triple-A PA with 4 XBH, 5 RBI, and 16 Ks. He's played 5 games at third base for the RailRiders, 2 at second, and been the DH for 3. Originally expected by some (read: me) to be the Opening Day utility infielder, Sizemore ended up falling out of the competition due to some lingering leg stiffness and lack of ST reps. He has an opt-out clause in his MiL deal that kicks in on May 1st, so it does make sense for the Yankees to see what they've got in him before then.
Not sure how this will change Joe's plans for the infield for the rest of the week. I have to assume Kelly Johnson stays at first base now, Sizemore and Solarte will play second and third, and Jeter and Anna will handle short. Murphy would have given them some more third base insurance, so I kinda would have preferred Canzler, but whatever. It's hard to pick nits when we're talking about Quad-A guys.
** UPDATE 11:52 AM- Confirmed by the team. Murphy and Sizemore up, Cervelli to the 60-day DL. **
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