Ayala, not Garrison, appears to be the Yankees' choice
This information, of course, is contrary to how manager Joe Girardi said it would play out yesterday, when he said neither reliever would make the trip north and that, if necessary, one would fly to New York late tonight.
Apparently, no suitable replacement became available on the waiver wire between yesterday and this morning, and the go-ahead was given to summon Ayala.
With that in mind, I expect to see Garrison this morning in minor league camp, and later today in Bradenton, where the Yankees' upper-level minor leaguers will play their counterparts from the Pittsburgh organization. I'll get some reaction from Garrison as soon as I have it.
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