Joba Chamberlain pitched 8 innings tonight for the first time since June 1st against Cleveland. Chamberlain is now 7-2 with an ERA of 3.58 and only threw 49 pitches in his first 4 innings.
-The Yankees made a trade today acquiring RHP Jason Hirsh from the Colorado Rockies. Hirsh made 17 starts for the 2007 NL Champion Rockies and was 6-7 with a 6.66 ERA in 20 appearances with Colorado Springs.
-The Yankees are attempting to make a trade with the Tigers for recently demoted outfielder Josh Anderson.
-The Mariners traded for Ian Snell today, which means you can cross his name off the list of potential players the Yankees want to trade for. The Mariners also got Jack Wilson in the trade, which could paint them as buyers. If the Mariners are buyers, the Yankees cannot trade for Jarrod Washburn.
-The Yankees released Brett Tomko.
-According to Peter Abraham, Joe Girardi hinted that Shelley Duncan may join the team tomorrow to give them another righty bat against the 3 lefty pitchers the Whitesox will use.