Yankees Release Amaury Sanit By Tim Dierkes | June 16, 2011 at 11:25am CDT The Yankees released righty Amaury Sanit to open a 40-man roster spot for Brian Gordon, tweets Newsday's Ken Davidoff. To clear a spot on the 25-man roster, Lance Pendleton was optioned to Triple-A. Sanit had been on the DL for an elbow injury. The 31-year-old Cuban tossed 19 innings at Triple-A this year and another seven with the big club. You can read about his story over at Mike Ashmore's Thunder Thoughts blog.