Yankees lineup: Gardner 7 Jeter 6 Ellsbury 8 Beltran DH McCann 3 Headley 5 Ichiro 9 Roberts 4 Cervelli 2 Kuroda RHP— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) July 25, 2014
After one weird day, it looks like the top of the order is back to normal with Brett Gardner, Derek Jeter, and Jacoby Ellsbury on top. Carlos Beltran remains the designated hitter with Brian McCann at first base again and Chase Headley at third base. Ichiro Suzuki, Brian Roberts, and Francisco Cervelli round out the bottom of the lineup.
Teixeira said back spasms better. Hopes to swing a bat soon, maybe even today. Said goal is to avoid DL. "I hope to be back soon," he said.— Jack Curry (@JackCurryYES) July 25, 2014
The Yankees were expected to make a decision on whether or not they would put Mark Teixeira on the disabled list with a strained lat muscle. With him listed on today's roster, it appears that the team has decided to forego the DL idea, but it is still unknown when he will return to action. The Yankees will wait until Sunday to see if he can swing a bat yet before finally making a decision.
The Yankees acquired Chris Capuano last night and today he's been placed on the 25-man roster after Chris Leroux was designated for assignment. There's still no indication as to how he will be used, starter or reliever, but we know he won't be in Triple-A.
Wow. Chris Capuano is tomorrow's starting pitcher, Joe Girardi says #Yankees— Brendan Kuty (@BrendanKutyNJ) July 25, 2014
Shane Greene was supposed to pitch tomorrow, but with Chase Whitley also scheduled for Sunday, it's possible Greene will be pushed back a day.
Capuano will start tomorrow. Whitley to pen. Greene moved to Sunday.— Andrew Marchand (@AndrewMarchand) July 25, 2014