Happy Friday everyone! Let’s take a look at some news and notes around New York Yankees camp as we approach the weekend.
End of the Streak: Yesterday wasn’t pretty. When you give up 15 runs in the first two innings it never is. Adam Warren and Jose Ramirez didn’t have their best stuff as the Yankees lost 17-5 to the Toronto Blue Jays. Ramirez gave up six runs in just 1/3 of an inning. Warren gave up eight in 1.1 innings of work. They combined for nine walks. On the plus side, Kevin Youkilis had two hits, including his first home run of the spring.
No Lee: Derek Lee will not come out of retirement and join the Yankees. He didn’t want a role where he would just be subbing for Mark Teixeira for a month or two and then go back on the bench. I don’t blame him for that. The Yanks will continue to look for additional help at the corner spots. Don’t be surprised if they make a move or two by April 1
Hughes Throws: Phil Hughes threw his first BP session since being injured. It’s too soon to tell if he’s going to start the season with the team or on the DL. If I had to guess, I’m sure the Yankees will be quite cautious and let Hughes miss a start or two. Look for Ivan Nova and David Phelps, who have had great springs, to start early on.
Derek Jeter SS
Juan Rivera RF
Dan Johnson 1B