Another day, another new Yankees outfielder.
With starting center fielder Aaron Hicks, as well as Clint Frazier and Billy McKinney, still on the disabled list, the New York Yankees have been doing their best to keep solid depth behind Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton and Brett Gardner.
They called up Jace Peterson, who is an infielder by trade looking to expand his defensive ability to the outfield, but it looks like they will be making a change once again and are calling up veteran outfielder Shane Robinson.
Prior to tonight’s game, the Yankees made the following roster moves:— New York Yankees (@Yankees) April 10, 2018
•Signed OF Shane Robinson (#25) to a Major League contract and selected him from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
•Designated INF/OF Jace Peterson for assignment.
Not only is Robinson a natural outfielder who can play all three spots, he's a right-handed bat, and with the Yankees having to face Boston Red Sox left-handers Chris Sale and David Price, he will likely fare better than Peterson at the dish.
#Yankees actually wanted to bring up Robinson rather than Peterson to replace McKinney initially, but I heard Robinson was sick and not ready to be called up at that time.— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) April 10, 2018
According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, Robinson was the guy they wanted to call up from the beginning, but he was apparently sick at the time.
In eight big league seasons, Robinson has a career slash line of .226/.294/.297 with six home runs.