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Yankees ALDS Roster and Starting Rotation

Sabathia and Tarpley in; Higashioka and Wade out.

The Yankees have announced their roster and starting rotation for the best-of-5 American League Division Series against the Boston Red Sox.

Starting Rotation

Here is how Aaron Boone and Alex Cora will align their starting rotations:
  • Game 1:
    • J.A. Happ vs. Chris Sale
  • Game 2:
    • Masahiro Tanaka vs. David Price
  • Game 3:
    • Rick Porcello vs. TBA (likely Luis Severino)
  • Game 4*:
    • Nathan Eovaldi vs. TBA (likely CC Sabathia)
  • Game 5*:
    • TBA vs. TBA

Roster

  • Changes from Wild Card roster are reflected with strikethrough and bold.

Pitchers

  • Dellin Betances – 68
  • Zach Britton – 53
  • Aroldis Chapman – 54
  • Chad Green – 57
  • J.A. Happ – 34
  • Jonathan Holder – 56
  • Lance Lynn – 36
  • David Robertson – 30
  • CC Sabathia – 52
  • Luis Severino – 40
  • Masahiro Tanaka – 19
  • Stephen Tarpley – 71

Catchers

  • Kyle Higashioka – 66
  • Austin Romine – 28
  • Gary Sánchez – 24

Infielders

  • Miguel Andújar – 41
  • Didi Gregorius – 18
  • Adeiny Hechavarría – 29
  • Gleyber Torrres – 25
  • Luke Voit – 45
  • Tyler Wade – 12
  • Neil Walker – 14

Outfielders

  • Brett Gardner – 11
  • Aaron Hicks – 31
  • Aaron Judge – 99
  • Andrew McCutchen – 26
  • Giancarlo Stanton – 27

Yankees Trade Caleb Frare to White Sox for International Bonus Cash

The Yankees hauled in some more international bonus money Sunday, sending minor-league lefty Caleb Frare to the Chicago White Sox in exchange for $1.5 million in international signing bonus pool money.

The lefty, an 11th round pick in the 2012 draft, was pitching lights out for Double-A Trenton this season. In 31 appearances (43⅔ innings), Frare put together a 0.62 ERA and 11.7 strikeouts-per-nine rate in the Eastern League. He also made one appearance for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, allowing a run on two hits with one strikeout.

Joel Sherman of the New York Post implied that the Yankees were higher on fellow minor-league lefty Stephen Tarpley, who has a 1.42 ERA and 8.7 K/9 across 27 Double-A and Triple-A games this season.

Frare appears to be the latest casualty in Brian Cashman‘s series of trades to clear fringe candidates for 40-man roster spots out of the Yankees’ system. Of course, after a certain time, players in each minor league system must be placed on the 40-man roster or they risk being selected in the annual Rule 5 Draft. This same logic appears to be behind the recent trade of Giovanny Gallegos and Chasen Shreve to St. Louis, which brought back minor-league first baseman Luke Voit and more international signing bonus pool money.