The Yankees will carry nine pitchers, including Tuesday's starter, right-hander Masahiro Tanaka. Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller, Mitchell, Ivan Nova, Pazos, Luis Severino, Adam Warren and Justin Wilson are also active.
Girardi elected to carry three catchers: Brian McCann, John Ryan Murphy and Sanchez, a 22-year-old who went hitless in two September at-bats.
New York will carry seven infielders: Dustin Ackley, Greg Bird, Didi Gregorius, Chase Headley, Rob Refsnyder, Alex Rodriguez (who has been a designated hitter since May) and Brendan Ryan.
In the outfield, the Yankees will likely save Heathcott and Noel for late-inning pinch-running opportunities. They will have six outfielders in all, with Carlos Beltran, Jacoby Ellsbury, Brett Gardner and Chris Young also on the roster. A September callup, Noel received just two plate appearances with the Yankees, but he stole five bases in seven attempts.
Should the Yankees advance to the American League Division Series against the Royals, the roster can and will be changed.
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