New York Yankees News & Notes 3/13: Catchers, Recaps, Preview, Huff

Sorry for the delay in news and notes. Let’s take a look back at the past couple of days in Yankee land. There’s a lot to go over so let’s go to it.

March 9, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (left) and pitcher Andy Pettitte (right) react as they attend a press conference where relief pitcher Mariano Rivera (not pictured) announced his retirement after this season at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

And then there were three?: Austin Romine was a part of cuts of players sent to minor league camp. The catchers that remain are Bobby Wilson, Francisco Cervelli and Chris Stewart. Romine was going to start the season in AAA. Wilson, if he continues to produce and maintains a good rapport with the pitchers, could sneak his way on the roster.

Going Streaking: The Yankees have won three in a row and have only given up one run in the process. The team is going to have to rely on it’s pitching to get where it wants to go eventually.

Plead the fifth: The Yankees are going to have an interesting problem to have; who gets the fifth starter spot between Ivan Nova and David Phelps? Nova’s given up only one run and has an ERA of 1.80. Phelps has given up only one run in 14 innings. It’s a nice problem to have, considering the lack of depth everywhere else across the diamond.

Huff and Puff: While the Yankees are scouring the free-agent marketplace for help, one person who they aren’t interested in is Aubrey Huff. Huff only hit .192 in 95 plate appearances for the San Francisco Giants last year and hurt himself celebrating Matt Cain‘s perfect game last year. I don’t blame the Yankees for not being interested.

Three of the core: The Yankees will take on the Philadelphia Phillies at 7:05 tonight. Andy Pettitte will make his spring debut. Derek Jeter will play in the field for the first time since his ankle injury. Mariano Rivera will pitch for the second time. You can check it out on YES.

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