Aceves DFA'd And Claiborne Optioned For LeBlanc And Ramirez

After claiming Wade LeBlanc on waivers yesterday, we knew the Yankees would be making a move to clear room on both the 40-man and active roster. Alfredo Aceves, who pitched to a 6.52 ERA in 10 games with the Yankees, was designated for assignment this afternoon. Preston Claiborne was also optioned down to the minor leagues while the Yankees called up Jose Ramirez from Triple-A Scranton. Joe Girardi also announced that Carlos Beltran could be in the lineup as soon as tomorrow. I'd imagine the Yankees are trying to test both Beltran and Mark Teixeira as much as they can before Kendrys Morales signs with a team after losing his draft pick compensation tomorrow. The Yankees have not ruled out signing Morales, so learning the extent of Beltan's elbow injury and Teixeira's wrist injury could be an important factor in this decision.