Found September 02, 2012 on Bronx Pinstripes:

Tyler Austin headlines the list of those promoted through the system in the past few days (Photo Credit: Mark LoMoglio/Yankees)

Every year on September 1st, Major League Baseball expands their rosters from 25 players to 40 players, pulling players mainly from their Triple-A affiliate. The result is some players realizing their dreams of playing in the Major Leagues, while also stripping potential playoff contending minor league teams of some of their key players. As a result, the first couple days of September often see vast movement throughout each team’s minor league system. For the Yankees, there were moves at all three top levels, where two of the teams have already clinched division titles and are well on their way to the playoffs.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees

After seeing six players called up 0n Friday and IF Ramiro Pena designated for assignment, the International League North champions had quite a few holes to fill on the roster. To do so, they pulled from both the Trenton and Tampa affiliates, as well as their disabled list, causing a domino effect throughout the system.

  • C Jose Gil, RP Jon Meloan and RP Francisco Rondon have been promoted to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre from Trenton
  • SP Matt Tracy and IF Yadil Mujica have been promoted to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre from Tampa
  • IF Doug Bernier and C Ryan Baker have been activated from Disabled List

Trenton Thunder

As they head into the playoffs, the Eastern League East champions lost two of its top relief pitchers t0 Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, as well as one of their three catchers. As a result, they pulled three players from High-A Tampa, including one of the top prospects in the Yankees system who may make an instant impact on the Thunder line-up.

  • OF Tyler Austin, RP Branden Pinder, and RP Tom Kahnle were all promoted to Trenton from Tampa

Tampa Yankees

Tampa was defeated by Lakeland this morning, ending the season for the Yankees. Before the game, they pulled from both their Gulf Coast League affiliate and their disabled list to fill out their roster for the final game of the season.

  • RP Kenedy Agramonte, RP Rich Mascheri, C David Remedios from GCL
  • C Hector Rabago activated from Disabled List

Follow Dan on Twitter @danpfeiffer74 for more insight and analysis regarding the New York Yankees and the Yankee farm system.

THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Yanks Promote Cervelli, Five Others

Francisco Cervelli headlines the list of initial Yankee call-ups. (Photo Credit: Brent Mayne) Scranton/Wilkes-Barre may have won the International League North Division Championship, but the playoff push wasn’t enough to prevent the club from getting stripped of some key components at the start of call-up season. The Yankees announced today that they have recalled six players from...

Yankees Call Up 6

With the rosters expanding today, the Yankees have called up six minor leaguers. Francisco Cervelli, Eduardo Nunez, Chris Dickerson, Adam Warren, Cory Wade, and Justin Thomas are all with the team today. To make room for Dickerson on the 40-man, Ramiro Pena was designated for assignment. I assume there will be more moves as the minor league season comes to a close.

Yankees Game 133 Lineup: 09/02/12

Source: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images The Yankees will send right-hander, Phil Hughes, to the mound today in the rubber match against the Baltimore Orioles. In his last start against the Blue Jays, Hughes went seven strong innings, allowing one run on four hits while striking out five for the win. Curtis Granderson (tight right hamstring) is not in today’s lineup. Jeter at DH; Dickerson...

New York Yankees Designate Ramiro Pena for Assignment, Call up Six as Rosters Expand

The New York Yankees have designated infielder Ramiro Pena for assignment in order to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for outfielder Chris Dickerson, who was just recalled from Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre, tweets Peter Botte of The New York Daily News. In addition, the Yankees have called up Eduardo Nunez, Francisco Cervelli, Adam Warren, Cory Wade, and Justin Thomas as teams...

Yankees Game 134: Seeing-Eye Single Sees AL East Lead Reduce

New York Yankees 3 — Tampa Bay Rays 4   A seeing-eye single brought in the go-ahead run in the 8th in today’s 4-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays.   Of the 7 innings in CC Sabathia’s start, he only had 1 perfect inning. Every inning but 1, at least 1 runner reached as he scattered 8 hits and 2 walks with 4 strikeouts as he pitched a relatively solid game for the Yankees. A trio...

Rodriguez returns to Yankees' lineup

The New York Yankees activated third baseman Alex Rodriguez from the 15-day disabled list on Monday. Rodriquez suffered a broken left hand on July 24 and the Yankees have missed his production. They were 18-8 with the slugger out of the lineup. At the time of the injury, Rodriquez was hitting .276 with 15 home runs and 44 RBI. He made two rehab appearances for Class A Tampa during...

On the Yankees, Joba, and A-Rod

A few thoughts on the state of the Yankees before today's game at the House of Horrors, East Coast Edition -- aka Tropicana Field.Yes, yesterday wasn't Joe Girardi's finest hour -- obviously, he pulled Phil Hughes too late, even though everybody and their grandmother knew that Mark Reynolds was going to go deep against him. And why he pulled Chris Dickerson -- the Yanks...

Yankees release Kosuke Fukudome

A-Rod batting sixth in Yankees lineup

Alex Rodriguez has returned to the Yankees' starting lineup for their AL championship series opener against Detroit on Saturday night but has been dropped to sixth in the batting order. According to STATS LLC, the 37-year-old third baseman has not hit that low in the order since Joe Torre batted him eighth in the fourth and final game of the 2006 AL division series against the...

Report: Alex Rodriguez Expected to Return Today

According to a report from the New York Daily News, The New York Yankees expect their All-Star third baseman, Alex Rodriguez to return to the lineup today against the Tampa Bay Rays. Rodriguez fractured a bone in his right hand back on July 24th in a game against the Seattle Mariners. The report indicated that Rodriguez had good workouts for Class-A Tampa over the weekend and all...

Yanks go back ahead by 3 games in AL East with 4-3 wn over Orioles

By Dave Buscema, The Sports Xchange NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees had watched the Baltimore Orioles jump on them early again. The Orioles again showed they were not intimidated by the puzzled looks of those who question how they are still in the pennant race, or the Yankee Stadium atmosphere -- which often deflates teams this time of year. So, the Yankees were beset with an...

Roster Expansion Dilemma

The 40-Man Roster Expansion rules need to be adjusted before the start of the 2013 season.  From Opening Day through August 31st, a team is only permitted to use 25 of its 40 players in the Majors.  However, September 1st through the end of the regular season the entire 40-man roster is eligible to play for the club at the MLB level. New York Yankees Manager, Joe Girardi made it...
Yankees News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.