June 12, 2010

Chad Huffman gets first call to majors, replaces DL-bound Marcus Thames

Marcus Thames left today’s game in the fifth inning with a strained hamstring and is headed to the DL. He will be replaced by Yankees prospect Chad Huffman.

The Yankees claimed Huffman on waivers from the Padres in April and he is mainly a left fielder but has experience in right and first base. He was hitting .279/.344/.416 with five homers and 22 RBIs in 190 at-bats with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Thoughts: It’s unfortunate to see Thames gone — he was a strong bat off the bench — but I love watching players make their debuts. Some rise to the occasion and have awful careers, while some are slow to get their feet off the ground and become superstars.

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