Well, obviously the New York Yankees are not listening to me when it comes to replacing Alex Rodriguez on their 25-man active roster. The Yankees today placed Rodriguez on the 15-day disabled list (he will be out much longer than that) and the choice to replace him on the roster was not highly-touted prospect Jesus Montero.
Instead, the Yankees promoted a spare outfielder, Greg Golson, from AAA Scranton Wilkes-Barre. Golson, 25, was hitting .295 with five home runs and 25 RBI at AAA.
The right-handed hitting and throwing outfielder played 24 games with the Yankees last season, batting .261 with no home runs and two RBI. He made a reputation as a good defensive outfielder with a rocket arm. He could be used as a defensive replacement for right-fielder Nick Swisher, and might get some starts in left field -- where the ineffective Andruw Jones has been getting starts against left-handed pitching.
Golson also played one game for Texas in 2009 and six for Philadelphia in 2008.