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If you missed it, yesterday I ran through the list of injured Yankees in spring training. It nine long and I even missed one. That’s worse than it sounds though as none of them are really major and a lot of them aren’t making the team anyway, but the list is growing and now shrinking.
The latest is infielder Ramiro Pena, who sprained his right ankle on Thursday while stealing a bag. Pena told George King of the NY Post that it’s nothing serious and he only expects to miss two or three days. Joe Girardi wasn’t as optimistic though.
Derek Jeter and Russell Martin will also be sitting out today in a precautionary measure, according to Chad Jennings of the Journal News. Jeter is suffering from a tender left calf and won’t play again until Tuesday. Martin has soreness in his left groin that may have stemmed from jumping over Chien-Ming Wang, who clearly never learned how to run properly.
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The Yankees have had roughly 67 players in spring training so far, but they began cuts today starting with their top prospect Manny Banuelos, according to Chad Jennings of the Journal News.
Four players on the 40-man roster were cut including Corban Joseph, David Adams, Zoilo Almonte, Melky Mesa. The other cuts were C Gary Sanchez, C J.R. Murphy, C Kyle Higashioka, RHP Dan Burawa...
Andy Pettitte is back in Pinstripes, but what happens to the Yankees rotation when he comes back?
Pettitte said that he has been throwing some this offseason, but said that his legs weren’t ready yet and that he’s going to take it slow in his return. Brian Cashman said he needed the equivalent of a full spring training before he is ready. So we know that at the very least...
Freddy Garcia was hit on the hand yesterday by a comebacker, but the Yankees dodged a bullet when his x-rays turned out to be negative. Still, it was a right hand injury so Garcia might miss one or even two starts or more and it is possible that he might not be ready to start the season.
That got me thinking about who could be the guy to replace Garcia on the roster if he’s...
It happens every spring, some pitcher shows up to camp and his velocity just isn’t where it’s supposed to be. It’s usually no big thing, but last season it happened to Phil Hughes and we watched him go from an 18-win starter to a guy who was eventually demoted to the bullpen.
That’s the same Hughes who showed up with huge expectations and was once ranked as the best pitching...
Andy Pettitte‘s comeback will be the headline topic on tomorrow night’s radio program.
I wrote yesterday that I am not optimistic that Pettitte will be able to provide the kind of performance that makes his presence worth the signing.
This isn’t about money; it’s about the fact that he will create the kind of distraction that could potentially add pressure to Michael Pineda...
Author: Andrew SwansonFantasy Baseball fans and writers are constantly searching for the next big thing. A prospect who possesses a mixture of both freakishly good, god-given talent, and the mental fortitude to excel in the Major Leagues. One possible candidate for this year’s next big thing is Michael Pineda, a 22 year old pitcher for the Seattle Mariners. A native of the...
October 24, 1996. Game 5 of the World Series. The fielded bunt and put-out at third. The subsequent 1-4-3 double play. The victory for the Yanks on one unearned run.
Over the course of Andy Pettitte’s formidable career in pinstripes, he has had a myriad of unforgettable moments. But the reason why this one stands out is because it was the perfect embodiment of what Yankee fans...
Andy Pettitte has reportedly come out of retirement and re-joined the New York Yankees. According to Jack Curry of the YES Network, Pettitte has signed a 1 year minor league deal: The Yankees have signed Andy Pettitte to a 1-year minor league deal worth $2.5 million. The team is thrilled to have 240-game winner back.
Andy Pettitte abruptly ended his retirement Friday, signing a one-year contract with the New York Yankees.
The deal is worth $2.5 million for Pettitte, who had officially called it quits in February 2011, saying he no longer had the hunger and drive to play another season.
Pettitte, who will turn 40 in June, went 11-3 with a 3.28 ERA in 21 starts in 2010.
He owns a career mark...
New York Yankees 8 — Washington Nationals 5 Five consecutive singles in the 7th inning led to 3 runs in today’s 8-5 win over the Washington Nationals. Michael Pineda started today’s Spring start and went 3.2 innings with 4 strikeouts and 1 walk, and 4 hits that led to 2 runs. Pineda’s velocity was [...]
Wow, this came out of nowhere.... Here's the story from Mark Feinsand:Andy Pettitte ended his one-year retirement, agreeing to a minor-league deal with the Yankees worth $2.5 million plus incentives.
“He’s coming back,” a source said.
The deal was first reported by the YES Network.
Pettitte returned to camp earlier this spring, and though he indicated that he planned...
Washington Nationals 3 — New York Yankees 4 (10 innings) No hits factored into the walk-off sacrifice fly that sent the Yankees fans home happy with the 4-3 win in 10 innings. A walk by Justin Maxwell, an error, and a sacrifice fly by Brandon Laird led to the run needed to win in [...]
Author: Andrew SwansonThe Seattle Mariners boast one of the best young arms in the American League. A flame throwing pitcher who possesses a knee-buckling slider, an excellent change up, and a blazing fastball that has been clocked in the triple digits. No, I am not referring to reigning AL CY Young winner Felix Hernandez, but rather rookie sensation Michael Pineda. With just...