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The Yankees Call Up Claggett, Option Miranda

Published by on April 18, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

According to Chad Jennings of the Scranton Times-Tribune, the Yankees have called up relief pitcher Anthony Claggett from triple-A Scranton, and in a corresponding move optioned first baseman Juan Miranda back to the minors.

This means the Yankees are back to carrying 13 pitchers.

It seems like overkill to me, especially considering that they don’t really have a backup first baseman since the Xavier Nady injury has forced Nick Swisher into the starting right fielder role.

It is doubtful they will carry 13 pitchers for long.

Claggett is likely just up for insurance, and he will probably be sent back down within the week.

There is an outside chance he co...

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