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New York Yankeees Announce ALDS Roster

Bronx Baseball DailySenior Analyst IOctober 5, 2010

BOSTON - OCTOBER 3:  Dustin Moseley #40 of the New York Yankees throws against he Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, October 3, 2010, in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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Via the Journal News:

The Yankees just sent out a release with their official roster for the ALDS. Here’s the breakdown:

Pitchers: Sabathia, Pettitte, Hughes, Burnett, Mitre, Moseley, Logan, Robertson, Chamberlain, Wood, Rivera

Catchers: Posada, Cervelli

Infielders: Teixeira, Cano, Jeter, Rodriguez, Berkman, Pena

Outfielders: Swisher, Granderson, Gardner, Thames, Kearns, Golson

They also announced that Andy Pettitte will start in game No. two and Phil Hughes in No. three.

The big omissions are Javier Vazquez, Chad Gaudin, Royce Ring, and Ivan Nova. Eduardo Nunez and Chad Moeller are two others that might have made the team that were left off.

CC Sabathia, Pettitte, and Hughes are going to be the starters, which leaves A.J. Burnett, Sergio Mitre, and Dustin Moseley as the potential long-men.

Nevertheless, I have to think that Burnett would only be used in an emergency, while Mitre could be a middle reliever who goes one or two innings at a time.

The only move I’m really surprised about is Ring, because the Twins are a little bit left-handed heavy. Ring really pitched terribly in every opportunity, so I probably shouldn’t be surprised.

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