Before Monday's second game in Cleveland, the Yankees sent down outfielder Brennan Boesch and brought up 23-year-old righty Brett Marshall. With their limited bullpen, the Yankees needed to create room on their roster and Boesch got the ax.
Curtis Granderson could be called up soon, so Boesch could be stuck in the minors waiting for an injury. He was always going to be the odd man out given the presence of Granderson, Brett Gardner, Ichiro Suzuki and Vernon Wells. Granderson is close to returning from injury, and he might be back as soon as Tuesday night in the Bronx against the Seattle Mariners.
Boesch will provide outfield depth at Triple-A. With the Yankees, Boesch hit .205 with two homers and five RBIs.