Northjersey.com | Pete Caldera: Injuries helped shape the Yankees Opening Day roster, which now appears set. Tommy Kahnle and Stephen Tarpley round out the bullpen, and Mike Tauchman made the team as the backup outfielder. CC Sabathia is expected to make the club’s Opening Day roster, and to immediately serve his five-game suspension. So the Yankees will begin playing the 2019 campaign a man short.
Pitchers (13): Masahiro Tanaka, James Paxton, J.A. Happ, CC Sabathia, Domingo German, Luis Cessa, Zack Britton, Adam Ottavino, Aroldis Chapman, Chad Green, Jonathan Holder, Tommy Kahnle, Stephen Tarpley
Infielders (6): Luke Voit, Greg Bird, Gleyber Torres, Troy Tulowitzki, Miguel Andujar, D.J. LeMahieu
Outfielders (4): Aaron Judge, Brett Gardner, Giancarlo Stanton, Mike Tauchman
Catchers (2): Gary Sanchez, Austin Romine
New York Daily News | Kristie Ackert: Tyler Wade was “very pissed off” when learning that the Yankees had optioned him to Triple-A. “It kind of blindsided me,” Wade said, while adding that he was readying himself to play the outfield with starting center fielder Aaron Hicks sidelined.
New York Post | Joseph Staszewski: Southpaw reliever Phillip Diehl thought he was being pranked when General Manager Brian Cashman informed him of the trade that sent him to Colorado in exchange for outfielder Mike Tauchman. The 24-year-old Diehl added that he’s going to miss the many friends he made while pitching in the Yankees organization.
MLB Trade Rumors | George Miller: Rule 5 selection Nick Green has been returned by the Diamondbacks to the Yankees. Green, who turns 24 tomorrow, failed to make Arizona’s Opening Day roster and will instead rejoin his former club after clearing waivers.
The Yankees have received RHP Nick Green as a Rule 5 draft return from the Arizona Diamondbacks.— Yankees PR Dept. (@YankeesPR) March 24, 2019