Yankees manager Joe Girardi said all along that he wanted 12 pitchers when Andy Pettitte came back (the veteran will return against Cleveland on Monday, June 3).  The other issue was the return of Kevin Youkilis and Mark Teixeira.Youk and Tex returned on May 31 for New York in a 4-1 win over Boston.  To make room for those two, the Yanks sent Ivan Nova and Vidal Nuno to the Triple-A Railriders.

When others return, it will be interesting to see who New York sends down to the minors next.  Stay tuned.

By:  Mike Lindsley, "Mid-Day with Mike," 1-4, Yankees pre/post game on 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio.  Follow him on Twitter @MikeLSports.