Saturday, March 29, 2014

New York Yankees Spring Training News & Notes 3/29

These are the early notes, we may do another one later after the game:

Brendan Ryan will be eligible to come off the DL after just eight days into the season but the Yankees do not seem to think he will be ready. Ryan had 10 at bats before he went down with an oblique injury and will basically have to do spring training all over again meaning that the Dean Anna, Yangervis Solarte, and Eduardo Nunez competition will mean much more when it's resolved.

As we reported last night Anna has made the Opening Day roster while Solarte and Nunez have been told not to pack their bags and bring them with them today. A decision could be made today, it could be tomorrow, or it could be as late as Monday. Anna is expected to give Derek Jeter days off against right handed pitching since he is a left handed bat.

Rule 5 Draft pick Tommy Kahnle has made the Colorado Rockies 25 man roster and will not be returned to New York, not yet anyway.

Vidal Nuno made the team over Cesar Cabral due to versatility. With the Yankees playing in 13 straight games to start the season the Yankees would rather have guys who can throw multiple innings, not one batter or one inning type guys.

Jacoby Ellsbury is expected to play today in the final spring training game against the Miami Marlins.

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