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Jorge Posada will be fitted for pinstripes again this spring, just not the way he has been in the past. The former Yankee catching great will be a guest instructor down at the Yankees’ Spring Training complex in Tampa, Fla.
Although the team hasn’t officially asked Posada, he said they will, and he couldn’t be more excited. Posada, who established long lasting relationships with his teammates, is looking forward to this new avenue of being involved with the game. “I’ll be bossing them around … telling them to run and all that stuff,” Posada said with a laugh.
Even back to his playing days, Posada has always been talked about as being a future manager. His intensity and focus, plus the fact that he was a catcher, will no doubt lead him into coaching down the road in the majors. Perhaps this is the first step.
Although the core-four is no more, fans will have another look at DJ, Andy, Mo and Jorgie in pinstripes this spring in Tampa. Who knows? Posada might even make an appearance in his first Old-Timer’s Day in the summer at the big ballpark in the Bronx.
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Jorge Posada is ready to put on the pinstripes at spring training this year as a guest instructor for the New York Yankees.
''They haven't asked me yet, but they said they are going to,'' Posada said on Friday. ''I'll be around.''
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Doctors have cleared The Captain for workouts
Derek Jeter says he has been cleared to workout by doctors, according to sources. “I’ve got the OK to start,” said Jeter, the 38-year-old captain of the New York Yankees, at a launch party for his Turn 2 Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic. He added, “But I don’t start until next week or the week after, anyway. In terms...
Here's some more news on the injury front via CBS New York:Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter says he’s been cleared to start baseball activity in his recovery from a broken left ankle.
The 38-year-old team captain reiterated Wednesday that he is on track to be in New York’s starting lineup for the opener on April 1.
Jeter won’t take the field for workouts until later...
The Yankees and reliever Joba Chamberlain, in his third year of arbitration eligibility, have agreed on a one-year deal worth a non-guaranteed $1.875 million for 2013; In ’12, he earned $1.675 million.
Last year, Chamberlain was sidelined due to injuries and only appeared in 22 games, going 1-0 with a 4.35 ERA and 22 strikeouts.
Taking into consideration his limited action last...
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The Yankees avoided salary arbitration with left-handed reliever, Boone Logan, agreeing to a one-year, 3.15MM deal.
The 28-year-old lead the American League with 80 appearances in 2012. The southpaw finished the season with a 3.74 ERA.
The Yankees have just one arbitration-eligible player without a contract: David Robertson. Joba Chamberlain and Phil Hughes...
Left-hander Boone Logan and the New York Yankees have agreed to a $3.15 million, one-year contract, a raise of $1.25 million.
His agreement Friday on the non-guaranteed deal avoided salary arbitration.
The 27-year-old reliever was 7-2 with a 3.74 ERA and one save in 80 games, tied for the major league lead. He can become a free agent after this season.
New York's projected...
Alex Rodriguez had his surgery as scheduled yesterday, and it went great say sources. The New York Yankees slugger is expected to miss six months now that the surgery is complete. This puts him back on the field sometime after the All-Star Game.
According to Steven Marcus of Newsday, Rodriguez's surgery went as planned and doctors were able to repair a labrum tear and...
New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left hip on Wednesday and it is believed that recovery from the procedure means that A-Rod will be out of the Bronx Bombers lineup until mid-July, sometime around the All-Star Break. The surgery, performed by at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York by Dr. Bryan Kelly reportedly “went as...
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Nervous Yankee fans got their wish Thursday when Team USA’s roster was announced without Andy Pettitte’s name on it. The left-hander will not pitch in this year’s World Baseball Classic, contradicting reports earlier in the week that the soon-to-be 41 year old would participate.
No reason has come out yet as to why Pettitte is not on the roster, but...
Reliever Joba Chamberlain and the New York Yankees have agreed to a one-year contract worth $1,875,000, avoiding salary arbitration.
Chamberlain returned Aug. 1 after being sidelined for 14 months by elbow and ankle injuries. The 27-year-old right-hander went 1-0 with a 4.35 ERA in 22 games, striking out 22 in 20 2-3 innings.
His deal, which is not guaranteed, gives Chamberlain...
According to Dr. Bryan Kelly, Alex Rodriguez had successful surgery on Wednesday that found less cartilage damage in the left hip of the shopworn, and juiceless, 10-time Silver Slugger Award winner. The 37-year-old Rodriguez, who acquired the bynames “A-Fraud” and … Continue reading →