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Cesar Cabral designated for assignment by Yankees after rough night on the mound

Apr 19, 2014, 11:01 AM EDT

Cesar Cabral AP AP

Yankees left-hander Cesar Cabral had an eventful Friday night. And not in a good way.

Cabral faced six batters in the bottom of the eighth inning against the Rays last night and failed to retire any of them. After replacing Adam Warren, he gave up a single to Ben Zobrist before throwing a wild pitch and giving up an RBI single to Brandon Guyer. He then Evan Longoria and James Loney before serving up a two-run single to Wil Myers. Finally, he hit Logan Forsythe in the back with a pitch before being ejected by home plate umpire Joe West. Yes, he hit three batters in one inning.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi came out to defend his player, which makes sense since it was clear Cabral wasn’t throwing at anybody intentionally. But he was all over the place and could have hurt someone if he was allowed to continue. The Yankees ended up having to use Shawn Kelley despite being down six runs, so you can understand Girardi’s frustration with the situation, but West did the right thing here.

If Cabral’s performance and ejection wasn’t bad enough, he was designated for assignment by the Yankees after the game. Matt Daley, a 31-year-old right-hander, has been called up to take his place on the active roster.

  1. proudlycanadian - Apr 19, 2014 at 11:23 AM

    So why did the Yankees call up this guy in the first place?

    • [citation needed] fka COPO - Apr 19, 2014 at 11:33 AM

      The Yanks have a very cramped 40 man roster situation, and a third lefty behind Thornton and Nuno is superfluous. If he passes through waives, I wouldn’t be shocked to see the Yanks try to re-sign him and stash him at AAA.

    • yankeesfanlen - Apr 19, 2014 at 11:43 AM

      The pitching machine was broken,and only then did the Yankees notice it still worked better than Cabral

      • proudlycanadian - Apr 19, 2014 at 12:10 PM

        Thanks for the clarification.

  2. proudlycanadian - Apr 19, 2014 at 9:51 PM

    Does Dailey also get sent down to the minors after tonight’s performance. Even with the pending loss, they would still be tied for first place. I understand that Tracey McGrady is available.

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