Yankees roster moves: Jose Ramirez optioned, Jim Miller called up, and CC Sabathia placed on 60-day DL

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Yankees optioned Ramirez and added Sabathia to the 60-day DL in order to make room for a fresh arm in the bullpen.

The Yankees have made some recent roster moves, but they're probably not the ones you were wishing for. Sorry to squash your Refsnyder hopes.

After the twelve-inning loss to the Rays on Monday, the Yankees elected to option Jose Ramirez to Triple-A in favor of adding a fresh arm to the bullpen. Jim Miller was added to the roster in his spot. The right-hander has pitched pretty well this season. Through 41 innings he has a 2.85 ERA, 3.11 FIP and 1.27 WHIP. He's notched 43 strikeouts, giving him a K/9 of 9.44. Miller also has a BB/9 rate of 3.73 and HR/9 of 0.44. Miller has made an appearance with the Yankees once before. Last September he gave up 3 earned runs, including a home run to Xander Bogaerts, in just 1.1 innings pitched against the Red Sox. This was also a game that David Huff started...(at least we haven't gotten to that point this year?).

In order to make room on the 40-man roster for Miller, the Yankees also moved CC Sabathia to the 60-day DL. There isn't any need to be concerned about this, as it was simply done to open up a free spot to help the bullpen. The move means that Sabathia won't be able to come off of the disabled list before the end of next week. He wasn't going to be ready to be activated before that anyway, seeing as how he's only made one rehab start. Sabathia is expected to make his second rehab start today, after only three days of rest, and then the plan is to have him pitch every five days until he's ready to be activated. Likely, sometime after the All-Star break.

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