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