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Yankees September call ups

Jesus Montero, the Yankees top hitting prospect, has been called up and will DH tonight batting 7th. He will have the next month to make his case for the postseason roster.

The other call ups are OF Chris Dickerson, 3B Brandon Laird, RHP Scott Proctor, RHP Lance Pendleton, and LHP Raul Valdes.

Montero and Proctor were both added to the 40-man roster with Ryan Pope designated for assignment and Justin Maxwell added to the MLB roster and placed on the 60-day DL.

Rodriguez Hoping to Play This Weekend

A-Rod will not be activated for the game tonight and hopes to play this weekend. He struggled in the field in his 2 games in Scranton and feels that he still needs to work on it. It is expected that he will see a good amount of time as the DH once he is activated.

A-Rod Rehab Update

A-Rod went 1 for 3 with a single tonight in Scranton. He is expected to play one more game there tomorrow night before re-joining the Yankees in Minnesota on Thursday.

A-Rod to Begin Rehab Assignment

A-Rod will DH tonight in Dunedin for the Single A Tampa Yankees against the Dunedin Blue Jays. He is then scheduled to play in the field tomorrow night for 6 or 7 innings. Yesterday Joe Girardi said that he is expected to be back for the series against the Twins beginning Thursday with a slight chance of playing in the series in Kansas City.

No deals for Yankees

The non-waiver trade deadline came and went today at 4 PM with the Yankees not making any moves. The is the first time since 1999 that they did not make any trades in the month of July.  There were reports they were somewhat interested in Astros starter Wandy Rodriguez, but he is still due $39 million on the rest of his contract and the Astros would not agree to pick up the 50% the Yankees wanted them to. Bottom line is there were no starting pitching options out there that the Yankees felt would produce any better than Colon and Garcia.

Rafael Soriano to be activated Friday

The Yankees decided before today’s game to hold off on activating Soriano until Friday to give him 2 extra days off after his back to back rehab appearances on Sunday and Monday. Girardi has been non-committal about whether or not he will slide back into the 8th inning role in place of all-star David Robertson.

UPDATE 7/31- When Soriano was activated Chris Dickerson was optioned to AAA and Sergio Mitre was moved to the 60-day DL to make room on the 40-man roster.

Chavez activated from DL

Eric Chavez has been activated from the 60-day DL and will start tonight at 3B for the Yankees batting 8th. To add him to the active roster Brandon Laird has been optioned back to AAA.