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Juan Miranda Gets the Nod

style="text-align: justify;">According to Joel Sherman , the Yankees have called up first baseman Juan Miranda for tonight’s game against the Detroit Tigers.  Miranda, who bats lefty, will most likely platoon with Marcus Thames in the DH spot until Nick Johnson returns from his wrist injury.

Miranda is off to a so-so start in Scranton this season, hitting .260 with 5 HR and 15 RBI.  The batting average is not what we’re used to seeing from Miranda, but he’s backed that up with a .371 OBP through 28 games.  He’ll be used as the DH against right handers, and Thames will continue DH-ing against lefties.  Miranda’s big lefty bat will be a welcome addition to a team with Nick Johnson and Curtis Granderson on ...

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