Yankees call up Sardinha
KANSAS CITY, Mo. » The New York Yankees called up Kamehameha product Bronson Sardinha from their Triple-A club yesterday.
Sardinha has been with the organization since 2001, when he was drafted in the first round as a shortstop. Sardinha moved to the outfield for good in 2005, when he was in Double-A. He hit .222 in 388 at-bats in Triple-A with 11 home runs and 10 stolen bases, but he might have to wait awhile before getting in his first major league game.
"We had a lot of help early, and the organization's feeling is that they want to tip their hat to those guys and say 'Thank you for being there," Yankees manager Joe Torre told MLB.com about his September call-ups. "They have all done well at one time or another, but we are not going to be using these guys on a regular basis."
The New York Yankees also recalled left-handers Sean Henn and Kei Igawa and right-handers Matt DeSalvo and Jeff Karstens.