SEATTLE -- Masahiro Tanaka has a chance to join Toronto's Mark Buerhle as MLB's only 10-game winners when he takes the mound tonight against the Mariners and their starter, RHP Chris Young. Here's the Yankees lineup:
Derek Jeter SS
NOTES: Shawn Kelley rejoined the Yankees today after five weeks on the disabled list with a lower back strain, but Joe Girardi did not immediately anoint him as the setup man to closer David Robertson, the job he had when he got injured on May 7. In his absence, Dellin Betances and Adam Warren both excelled in late-inning relief, and Girardi made it clear he now considers all three of them essentially equals. "It’s three guys to me who can be used at any time late and they’re somewhat interchangeable," Girardi said. "It just gives us more options and hopefully you always have one every day." In order to clear roster space for Kelley, the Yankees optioned RHP Matt Daley to Triple-A Scranton . . . Carlos Beltran began a very light throwing program while wearing a brace on his right elbow in the hopes he can return to playing right field. Beltran has been used exclusively as a DH since coming off the DL with inflammation caused by a bone spur in the elbow. He said he made 25 throws from 90 feet -- the first time he has thrown a ball in more than a month -- and reported no pain. But asked how long it would take for him to be able to return to the outfield, Beltran said, "I have no idea, my friend. I wish I could know that" . . . The Yankees re-acquired LHP David Huff, who made 11 appearance for them, including two starts, in 2013, from the San Francisco Giants in exchange for cash. To make room for Huff on the roster, the Yankees DFA-ed LHP Wade LeBlanc, who had not pitched since making his one and only appearance as a Yankee on June 4 . . . The Yankees have won 10 of Tanaka's 12 starts. He has not faced the Mariners yet . . . The Yankees have yet to beat Young in three tries. The Mariners righty is 2-0 with a 4.40 ERA against them, and got the win on April 29 at Yankee Stadium, allowing one earned run in on three hits, including a solo home run to Mark Teixeira, in 5 2/3 innings.