(Courtesy of Michael Mancuso/The Times of Trenton)
With the trade deadline just 2 days away, one player who doesn't have a clear role as either a part of the roster or a trade chip is David Phelps. Earlier today we updated Phelps' rehab status as he works his way back from a forearm strain, and he's scheduled to make his next appearance for Double-A Trenton tomorrow night. What happens after that outing is anybody's guess. Neither Cash nor Joe have committed to a role for Phelps once he's ready to be activated from the DL. They're certainly not guaranteeing that he would return to the starting rotation, nor should they with how well Ivan Nova has pitched. With what they might still be trying to accomplish on the trade market, perhaps the Yankees are waiting to make a decision on Phelps until after the deadline passes.