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New York Yankees
The Yankees roster continues to shrink. They cut three players on Saturday and then six more on Sunday as the roster now sits at just 40 players.
Ramiro Pena was optioned to Triple-A and RHP’s Manny Delcarmen and Kevin Whelan, C Jose Gil, and OF’s Colin Curtis and Cole Garner were reassigned to the minor league camp, according to Anthony McCarron of the NY Daily News.
Delcarmen is the only one on this list who realistically had any shot at making the team out of spring training, but he hurt his chances when he missed time with a straigned lat. With Delcarmen and Whelan gone from camp, the only other potential right handed candidates for the last bullpen spot are Brad Meyers, Adam Warren, and Matt Daley.
With Garner and Curtis out of camp the only other outfielders left in camp fighting for a job are Justin Maxwell, Chris Dickerson, and Dewayne Wise.
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The New York Yankees have some pitching situations to solve.
I have narrowed it down to three or four possibilities based on what I believe the 2012 Opening Day rotation should be, which in order is Sabathia, Kuroda, Pineda, Nova and Hughes.
My crazy pitching diagram.
First being the plethora of starting pitching.
That leaves Freddy Garcia hanging out to dry, and initially I thought...
Many have wondered if injuring himself on a trampoline is grounds to void Joba Chamberlain‘s contract. Certainly if Aaron Boone was cut loose for getting hurt in a simple basketball game, the Yankees must have options with Joba.
However, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports has reported that the Yankees have stated both publicly and privately that they are not considering releasing him...
Anyone who follows the game knows how the Yankee bullpen ends: Mariano Rivera. Never before, in the more than hundred year history of the game, has there been a player who inspires such unabashed confidence that he will get the job done as Mo. When we hear “Enter Sandman,” it’s as close to a “foregone conclusion” as you get in baseball.
The guys in the Yankee bullpen...
A quick Andy Pettitte update here. Pettitte had thrown in his own words six or seven bullpens before showing up to camp, he’s done a few since showing up to camp and he has now thrown a couple of bullpens.
The next step is getting him into games, but the Yankees are being very cautious with Pettitte and haven’t scheduled anything yet.
“We are taking it day by day with that...
As we await the new of who exactly is going to make up the backend of the Yankees rotation, manager Joe Girardi confirmed what most of us already suspected today – that his opening day starter will be CC Sabathia and Hiroki Kuroda will pitch the second game of the season, according to Kieran Darcy of ESPNNewYork.com.
As Darcy points out, this lines Kuroda up to start the Yankees...
New York Yankees relief pitcher Joba Chamberlain has been released from hospital three days after dislocating his right ankle.Chamberlain will be in a non-weight bearing hard cast for six weeks after the open dislocation suffered while playing on a trampoline with his son. The team has not set a time table for his return."So far everything’s coming back extremely positive...
Former “Sopranos” star Jamie-Lynn Sigler has traded in a turtle for a cutter. The New York Post reports actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler is dating Cutter Dykstra, the son of disgraced ex-MLB All-Star Lenny Dykstra.
The Post says the two have been dating for a few months and that things are going really well. They say the couple met through mutual friends Yankees OF Nick Swisher and...
After Joba Chamberlain‘s trampoline injury to trump all trampoline injuries, there was much doubt as to whether the Yankees pitcher would be able to pitch this season or even again in his career. Chamberlain suffered an open dislocation and torn ligaments in his right ankle while playing with his son. And while examinations revealed no microfractures, doctors are still keeping...
The New York Yankees have released Preston Mattingly, who had agreed to a minor league contract in January.
The 24-year-old son of former Yankees star and current Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly had been playing for Double-A Trenton in spring training games.
The Yankees confirmed the move on Tuesday.
Mattingly hit .232 with five doubles, five home runs and 19 RBIs in...
Andrew Marchand of ESPN NY has consistently been concerned about Michael Pineda‘s velocity this spring. He, along with some other members of the media and blogosphere, have almost comically tracked each Pineda pitch. The thought of sending Pineda down to the minors seemed absurd earlier in spring, but the signing of Andy Pettitte gave the meme a more realistic chance. With the...
After dislocating his right ankle three days ago, Joba Chamberlain is now out of the hospital. The New York Yankees pitcher will be in a cast for the next six weeks. General manager, Brian Cashman, says the 26-year-old's recovery is going well as expected. Chamberlain was playing with his son, but then he injured his ankle, which required surgery to be fixed. Cashman says...
National Baseball Expert Frankie Piliere saw Michael Pineda pitch and has a scouting report for you on the new addition to the Yankees' pitching stable. Pineda is one Yankees fans are watching as he was part of a huge trade with Seattle. Find out the latest from spring training with the Yankees right here:
TAMPA, Fla. - Michael Pineda has repeatedly made statements this spring explaining that velocity is not important right now, that "nobody throws hard in spring training", and that this is the time for pitchers to work on things. He's mostly correct, but can you blame some onlookers for being a little curious as to why he has been, at times, 7-8 mph below his typical...
WPLJ's Scott & Todd show just sent us this video of AirHeads Trampoline Arena in Tampa.
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According to George A. King III of the New York Post, the Phillies have some interest in Yankees utilityman Ramiro Pena.
This is not a huge surprise. Chase Utley announced today that he will miss Opening Day, and the Phillies are looking for some depth behind the young Freddy Galvis.