The New York Yankees have a flurry of players that may not be on their team in a few weeks
The New York Yankees are a team that isn’t exactly as they seem. They are a first-place team but when you look at their current roster, they don’t have the construction of a team that should be there.
They have won 14 of their last 22 games but their offense has been atrocious. Their 98 wRC+ in that span is 19th in the MLB. As a team, they’re hitting .230/.310/.378, which is tied for 22nd with four other teams, tied for 16th, and 22nd, respectively.
Their only saving grace has been their pitching staff. Their starters have a 3.12 ERA in that span, which is seventh-best in the sport. Their bullpen ERA has been 2.55, which is third-best.
In two weeks, though, there will be a fair amount of turnover on the Yankees. Here are five Yankees who will not be on their roster on October 1.
Yankees who won’t be on the Roster October 1: Greg Weissert
The Yankees have had a good pitching staff on the season and as of late but Greg Weissert has not been one of them.
Of all of the team’s relievers, he has been the only one that has been ineffective. On the season, the rookie has made eight appearances in the majors with a 7.88 ERA. In eight innings, he has allowed six hits, seven runs, one home run, four walks, and two hit batters.
He also has minor league options, which makes him the easiest player to option. On Friday, NY will also likely be activating their former closer, Aroldis Chapman, off of the IL after a leg infection from a tattoo. So they will have to make a move and it almost will certainly come from their bullpen… and Weissert will likely be the player that is on his way back to Triple-A.