Monday, February 24, 2014

New York Yankees Spring Training News & Notes 2/24

The Yankees had a light day at camp both in physical activity and news, whether that's a good thing or a bad thing remains to be seen, with no full workouts today. The Yankees had a union meeting this morning and a "team bonding event" this afternoon. Let's get right to the news.

Masahiro Tanaka threw batting practice again today and was throwing all his pitches, not just his fastballs, and garnered more rave reviews. Cervelli once again caught Tanaka, I wonder if that is a sign of things to come this season?

Andrew Bailey has arrived at Yankees camp and threw the ball around the Yankees outfield. Bailey states that he is 100% that he will throw in the majors this season. Bailey is only seven months out of a procedure that usually needs twelve months to recover from so five months from now puts us at late July, he could be the best July 31st pickup we make all season.

Alfonso Soriano was at Yankees camp today and didn't do much but the flu has kept him out of anything for the past three days so just being there is an upgrade. Soriano should be able to work out with the team as early as tomorrow, great news.

Chad Jennings once again Johnny on the spot with the assignments:

Early batting practice:
Group 1
Facing Mason Williams, Eduardo Nunez and Jacoby Ellsbury
Adam Warren (to Gary Sanchez)
Jim Miller (to Pete O’Brien)
Preston Claiborne (to John Ryan Murphy)
Cesar Cabral (to Francisco Arcia)
Chris Leroux (to Jose Gil)
Group 2
Facing Dean Anna, Zealous Wheeler and Scott Sizemore
CC Sabathia (to Brian McCann)
Hiroki Kuroda (to Austin Romine)
Masahiro Tanaka (to Francisco Cervelli)
· Early bullpens:
David Phelps (to Sanchez)
Jose Campos (to O’Brien)
David Herndon (to Roman Rodriguez)
Manny Banuelos (to Murphy)
Mark Montgomery (to Romine)
Matt Daley (to Arcia)
· No full-squad workout today. A few guys came in early to take batting practice on their own, but there’s nothing on the field the rest of the day. The Yankees are in a union meeting right now, and they’re going for a team outing — I believe it’s a pool tournament — this afternoon.


  1. ANDREW BAILEY....Sometimes Daniel can't cover everything, but he tries.
    Today at LOHUD....a nice piece on Andrew Baily...a Q & A w/ a photo. Enjoy.

  2. HANS ON...did not know who that was in your Gravatar.....thanks for letting me know it was you.

  3. TENT SHOWS....I'm reaching out to someone now. You other guys can just ignore this.
    Let me do this. Mending fences is a term that works.

    In my genetic make-up, I enjoy performing. Maybe like Jo-Jo the wolf boy the old tent shows.
    Or like, Charlie. the steamfitter from Cleveland....with eight testicles.
    Or, Peter the orphan, that ate butter all day long.
    Perhaps a gypsy took advantage of a Walsh ( my last name ), years ago, over in Ireland. Who knows !
    Gypsies / midgets / one eyed landscapers...they all make me nervous. Always have.

    So I am inbred to do tent shows. It comes easy to me.
    I am also straight forward, and honest to a fault.
    A simple acknowledgement, as in hand shake, will erase everything...and clean the slate.
    That is my message, to someone that reads my words.....I am asking you to do this.

    Sorry, but guys with little fingers, and hairy ears that work in porno stores....also make me nervous.


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