A Look at the Opening Day Roster

Clay Rapada was designated for assignment to make room for Lyle Overbay (Photo: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Yankees released their Opening Day roster on Sunday, and it includes a 20 percent turnover just from the beginning of spring training. Among the new faces that we will see on Opening Day are RHP Shawn Kelley, 1B Lyle Overbay, and OFs Brennan Boesch, Vernon Wells, and Ben Francisco.

To add Overbay to the 40-man roster, the team designated LHP Clay Rapada for assignment. Earlier this week, the team designated RHP David Aardsma for assignment and outrighted RHP Sam Demel off the roster. The Yankees had also released IF David Adams to make room on the 40-man roster.

The full roster can be found below:

Rotation
52 CC Sabathia
18 Hiroki Kuroda
46 Andy Pettitte
47 Ivan Nova
41 David Phelps

Bullpen
42 Mariano Rivera
30 Dave Robertson
62 Joba Chamberlain
48 Boone Logan
27 Shawn Kelley
38 Cody Eppley
43 Adam Warren

Catchers
29 Francisco Cervelli
19 Chris Stewart

Infielders
55 Lyle Overbay
24 Robinson Cano
36 Kevin Youkilis
26 Eduardo Nunez
17 Jayson Nix
33 Travis Hafner

Outfielders
11 Brett Gardner
31 Ichiro Suzuki
12 Vernon Wells
45 Ben Francisco
22 Brennan Boesch

15-Day Disabled List
65 Phil Hughes
2 Derek Jeter
25 Mark Teixeira
14 Curtis Granderson

60-Day Disabled List
71 Cesar Cabral
35 Michael Pineda
13 Alex Rodriguez

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A former University of Scranton student and Ramapo College of New Jersey graduate, Dan majored in Political Science before joining BronxPinstripes. A northern New Jersey native, Dan has followed not only the Yankees, but their Scranton and Trenton affiliates extensively. You can follow Dan on Twitter at @danpfeiffer74.