Bronx, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - The New York Yankees made a slew of roster moves on Saturday in anticipation of Monday's season opener against Toronto, chief among them placing pitchers Chris Capuano and Ivan Nova on the 15-day disabled list.
Capuano, signed to a one-year deal shortly before Christmas, is dealing with a strained right quad. Nova is continuing his rehabilitation from Tommy John surgery last year. Both of those moves are retroactive to March 27.
In addition, infielder Jose Pirela was placed on the seven-day concussion DL retroactive to Thursday, and infielder Brendan Ryan went on the 15-day DL with that move retroactive to Wednesday.
Catcher Austin Romine was designated for assignment and the Yankees selected the contract of infielder Gregorio Petit. Petit had been acquired by the Yanks from the Houston Astros for cash on Wednesday night.