In one the quickest responses in recent memory, to an abysmal outing tonight against the Tampa Bay Rays, left handed reliever Cesar Cabral was designated for assignment by the Yankees immediately after the game. On a night where the bullpen as a whole imploded, taking a 4-3 lead from starter Hiroki Kuroda and turning it into a 11-5 loss, Cabral stood out for his extreme wildness. He managed to hit Evan Longoria, James Looney and Logan Forsythe in succession before being thrown out of the game by umpire Joe West. Although no one on either team believed any of three beanings to be intentional, the game had already gotten out of hand by that point and the umpire had to look out for the safety of the players.
The Yankees will promote Matt Daley from the AAA Scranton Railriders for tomorrow’s game against the Rays and add him to the 40 man roster. The move gives manager Joe Girardi a fresh arm in the bullpen for the weekend as the entire bullpen with the exception of Dellin Betances who pitched two innings on Thursday and Sunday’s probable starter Vidal Nuno. Nuno is only expected to be able throw about 75 pitches on Sunday so that day already figured to put a heavy workload on the pen which prior to Friday night’s debacle had been stellar, running off 17 consecutive scoreless innings before the Ray’s rally in the seventh.
Matt Daley a Queens native who graduated from Garden City High School in 2000 is in his second year in the Yankee organization. The 31 year old had a nice run as a September call-up in 2013 allowing zero earned runs and eight strikeouts in six innings. He followed that up with a solid spring this year before being one of the last cuts before camp broke. In AAA this season he amassed an overwhelming thirteen punchouts in only five innings. However, he has also been prone to the ling ball surrendering three home runs in that same span.
Daley does not figure to be staying in the Bronx for very long in any case. After serving as an extra arm in the bullpen this weekend, he will likely be returning to Scranton when David Robertson is eligible to come off the disabled list on Tuesday.