Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Injury Update : Jose Campos

Jose Campos has come back completely from his elbow inflammation that ended his 2012 season after just five starts for the Charleston Riverdogs last season. He has been deemed completely back and has completed his rehab and throwing program and will be ready for Spring Training when camp opens next week. Campos may be our best pitcher in our system, although I think Rafael DePaula may have something to say about that this season, so it is good to finally see him healthy and ready to come back. 

Cervelli Among New Batch Linked To Biogenesis

Francisco Cervelli is among a new batch of players that include Ryan Braun and Danny Valencia to be linked to the PED clinic in Miami. This is obviously the same clinic that Alex Rodriguez was linked to last week run by Anthony Bosch. Cervelli has released a statement that he searched for legal ways to treat a foot injury in March of 2011 from many places, including Biogenesis, and purchased supplements that were not prohibited and totally legal. As the world turns....

Yankees Still Considering Gardner in CF

For those of us that would like to see Brett Gardner moved to centerfield, and Curtis Granderson put into left field, our hopes are still alive. Earlier today Brian Hoch reported that the team is still considering such a move, as was reported back in November.

While Granderson is not a bad centerfielder, despite what UZR and other metrics say, Gardner is definitely a better option for that position.

Pineda Keeps Rehabbing

Michael Pineda threw 25 pitches on a half-mound today, which he's been working off of for the past week or so. Before that he'd been throwing on flat ground. There's still a ways to go before he's even ready to throw from a regular mound, but as long as Michael's arm doesn't fall of then it's good news that he's able to keep going.

Orioles Claim Russ Canzler

When the Yankees signed Travis Hafner they had to clear room on the 40-man roster, and it was Russ Canzler that was designated for assignment. Which meant that Russ would have had to clear waivers in order to be sent to AAA Scranton. However the Baltimore Orioles claimed him, making it the 4th team to do so for Canzler this offseason.

Yankees Announce DSL 2 Roster For 2013

The Yankees have announced their 2013 Dominican Summer League 2 roster and in honor of "Prospects Month" here on The Greedy Pinstripes we wanted to bring it to you first. For the official Yankees DSL 2 website and news please go HERE. Here is the Yankees DSL 2 roster:


Carlos Diaz
Hector Bello
Josias Sanchez
Juan Jimenez
Jose Pujols
Christopher Cabrera
Francisco Duran
Raudy Guzman
Hershelon Juliana
Hector Martinez
Eduardo Rivera
Jose Pichardo
Aderlis Reyes
David Rodriguez
Kelvin Magallanes
Elvin Perez
Maikel De La Rosa
Rafael Ordaz
Brayan Alcantara
Moises Cedeno


Ozzie Liranzo
Alvaro Noriega
Jesus Aparicio


Jhoan Gomez
Yohanny Castillo
Angel Aguilar
Daniel Barrios
Bryan Cuevas
Victor Rey
Allen Valerio
Jorge Mateo


Freite Marte
Junior Valera
Barfil Munoz
Abraham Pierret
Wascar Rodriguez

Meet A Prospect : Mark Montgomery

Mark Garrett Montgomery was born on August 30th, 1990 in Williamsburg, Virginia. Mark attended Longwood University in Farmville, VA before being drafted in the 11th round of the 2011 MLB First Year Players Draft. Entering his age 23 season the strike out king has already been drawing huge comparison to fellow Yankee Houdini David Robertson. He has a very projectible frame standing at 5'11" and 205 lbs and he has been intimidating minor league players all of 2012 and throughout the Arizona Fall League. His fastball sits at 92-95 mph comfortably and has nasty late life on it. He easily has the best slider in the entire Yankees system and he uses that as his out pitch since he can somehow control how much break the slider actually breaks. 

With a career 1.65 ERA and a 14.6 K/9 ratio saving games in the Gulf Coast League, Low A Charleston, High A Tampa and AA Trenton in the last two seasons. The Yankees finally look like they have a legitimate heir apparent to Mariano Rivera. In his first professional season in 2011 Mark spent time in both Staten Island and Charleston while compiling a 0-0 record with a 1.91 ERA in 28 IP while compiling a mind blowing 51 K's to go with a 1.165 WHIP. In 2012 Mark finished with a 7-2 record with a 1.54 ERA in 46 appearances with 15 saves in 64.1 IP. Mark is known for the Big K and racked up 99 strike outs in 2012 while holding opposing batters to a .157 batting average against. To make a long story short Mark Montgomery was #BeastMode in 2012 and no, he didn't sleep.

ETA: Mid to late 2013