Tonight's #Yankees lineup (6 PM, YES) Gardner LF Jeter SS Ellsbury CF Teixeira 1B Beltran DH McCann C Headley 3B Prado RF Ryan 2B Kuroda P— YES Network (@YESNetwork) August 5, 2014
Brett Gardner, Derek Jeter, and Jacoby Ellsbury remain at the top of the lineup. Mark Teixeira seems to be less dizzy today and is back in the lineup. Carlos Beltran, Brian McCann, and Chase Headley follow, with Martin Prado in right and Brendan Ryan giving Stephen Drew a day off at second base.
It appears that the waiver wire is going to get a workout today now that Matt Thornton has been sent to the Nationals after a claim was made. It is believed the Yankees will use the money they saved, about $1 million in 2014 and another $3.5 million for 2015, to make a deal with another team.
Despite Rich Hill being the move to replace Thornton on the roster, it remains possible that 2014 draft pick Jacob Lindgren could be called up sometime soon. Joe Girardi has also stated that the likes of Tyler Webb and James Pazos have gained the team's attention this season.
Cashman says thornton deal was about flexibility - $, contract length, ability to bring up the young kids.— Daniel Barbarisi (@DanBarbarisi) August 5, 2014