A-rod is out till mid-September with a broken hand, and Tex is suffering from a swollen wrist and the hope is that the cortisone shot he received yesterday will be enough for him to return on Friday.
McGehee was not the Yankees first choice was Padres Chase Headley but he drew a lot of interest from other teams so the price would have been high. And with the Yankees depleted farm system and attempt to cut, or at least not add to payroll, Headley was out of reach.
With the Pirates acquiring Marlins 1B Gaby Sanchez in the fire sale down in Miami made McGehee redundant, so dumping him cheaply was a no-brainer.
And Qualls was moments from being released by the Yankees to make room for reliever Joba Chamberlain who was activated yesterday.
Manager Joe Girardi’s spin on the McGehee pick-up was mind-numbing as CBSSports.com quoted him as saying, “This is a guy (McGehee) who’s put up big numbers in his career. We’re hoping he can help us.”
Well, I am not sure what Girardi is talking about but I presume he is referring to McGehee’s 2010 season, which was the best in his 5-year career.(…)
Read the rest of New York Yankees: Casey McGehee to the Bronx