Scranton/Wilkes-Barre makes several moves after Yankees recall Alberto Gonzalez

05/12/2013 2:01 PM ET
By Lou DiPietro

The Yankees acquired Alberto Gonzalez from the Cubs, and was recalled from Triple-A after Eduardo Nunez was placed on the DL.(AP)
The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders made a handful of roster moves over the weekend, three of which surrounded the Yankees' acquisition of infielder Alberto Gonzalez on Friday.

On Saturday, the team officially activated Gonzalez and also reinstated outfielder Thomas Neal, who had been out with a hamstring injury, from the 7-day disabled list; to make room on the roster, the team organization released infielder Gil Velazquez and outfielder/DH Cody Johnson from their contracts.

In addition, the team released RHP Ryan Pope, who had been placed on the disabled list on May 6 when Clay Rapada was added.

On Sunday morning, the Yankees recalled Gonzalez, so the RailRiders added infielder Reegie Corona from Double-A Trenton.

Two other RailRiders-related notes:

-LHP Juan Cedeno, who was released on Thursday when the team added RHP Caleb Cotham, has been picked up by the Braves organization and assigned to Triple-A Gwinnett, where he was active for Sunday's game - which, coincidentally, was against the RailRiders.

-In Sunday's game, RHP Kelvin Perez started for Scranton instead of RHP Brett Marshall and Corona replaced second baseman Corban Joseph in the lineup, fueling speculation that either Marshall or Joseph could be added as the Yankees' 26th man for Monday's doubleheader in Cleveland - a spot that indeed ended up being filled by Joseph.

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