The Yanks cut down

The Yankees optioned Jesus Montero, Ramiro Pena, Justin Maxwell and Doug Bernier to AAA Scranton, Austin Romine to AA Trenton, and Mark Prior to Single A Tampa, also released Ronnie Belliard. Column coming soon on Montero's lost opportunity, as well as news stories on the other cuts and Eric Chavez, who made the team as a reserve infielder