J.R. Murphy could have the biggest impact of all potential September call-ups (Photo: Trenton Thunder/Facebook.com)
With major league rosters set to expand to 40 players on Sunday and the Triple-A baseball season ending on Monday, one can expect to see some new (and some old) faces in the New York Yankees clubhouse by the conclusion of Labor Day weekend. Every year, teams add a couple of extra arms for their bullpen, a third catcher, and maybe a utility player. In order to simply reach that goal, the Yankees will have to open one additional spot on their 40-man roster – and could potentially need to open as many as three in order to fit those onto the roster they would like. Sounds like a challenge, right? Not as much as one would think.
Clearing some room
The Yankees currently have a full house on the 40-man roster, so adding players such as J.R. Murphy or Ronnier Mustelier would require making a few moves. The most clear-cut move would be transferring Jayson Nix to the 60-day disa...