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Yankees announce ALDS roster

BRONX, N.Y. — The New York Yankees announced their 2022 ALDS roster. There are some notable additions and omissions. The team will carry 14 position players and 12 pitchers. That makes sense for a short series and one hopes the starting rotation goes deeper than a Josh Allen touchdown pass.

Perhaps the most notable but not surprising omission is DJ LeMahieu. For the second consecutive postseason, LeMahieu has been scratched. The infielder simply cannot create leverage from his fractured foot. Speaking of foot fractures, conversely, Matt Carpenter returns for the postseason push.

Andrew Benintendi had an outside shot but is off the roster. So too is Frankie Montas. Plus, the gift that keeps on giving that is Brian Cashman’s trade deadline of acquiring injured players, reliever Scott Effross is done for the season and conceivably all of next season with Tommy John surgery. Hence, Miguel Castro comes off the bubble and onto the roster.

Also, added to the roster in a somewhat redundant fashion are Marwin Gonzalez, Tim Locastro, and Aaron Hicks, while Oswald Peraza was left off.

The full roster is listed below: