YES announced during the Yankees' pregame show that Bubba Crosby has been designated for assignment and the Yankees have called up Jose Veras. Joe Torre said the move was made simply because he was not comfortable with only 11 pitchers on the roster and wanted to add a 12th.

Obviously if Crosby ends up going to Columbus he will be recalled when the rosters expand in September. However, although I highly doubt that the Yankees will need 12 pitchers on their postseason roster if they go that far, it might be a stretch to think that we'd take Bubba along depending on the return of Matsui and Sheffield.