A couple of notes before tonight's game:
- The Yankees called up Scott Sizemore from Triple-A and put him in the starting lineup for tonight, when they play the first of 4 games in the next 7 against left-handed pitchers. Zoilo Almonte was sent back down to clear a 25-man spot.
- The Yanks also claimed lefty reliever Wade LeBlanc off waivers from the Angels. He's been working as a long man/spot starter, but could be used as extra insurance for Matt Thornton.
- In a corresponding 40-man roster move, Michael Pineda was transferred to the 60-day DL to open up a spot for LeBlanc.
- Masahiro Tanaka was named the AL Pitcher of the Month for May. Now I don't have to feel bad for picking him over Betances in the AB4AR monthly awards.
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