Did you have New Mexico going far in your bracket? Yeah, me too. Anyway, let’s take a look at news and notes around New York Yankees camp before the weekend arrives.
Down Goes the Bombers: The Yankees lost again, this time to the Minnesota Twins 6-1. They had one hit, a Robinson Cano single. David Phelps gave up five runs in 3.2 innings. They are now 10-16 this spring and are last in the Grapefruit League.
Injury Notes: Derek Jeter will not play in a major league spring training game the rest of spring training. This is done so that way if Jeter can be placed on the DL retroactively to his last appearance in a major league spring game. Phil Hughes may join him on the DL. Hughes pitched in a minor-league game but may not be ready to start the year. Clay Rapada certainly will start the year on the DL with bursitis in his left shoulder.
A-Rod: It’s been awhile since anyone heard from Alex Rodriguez. Well, first of all he’s doing physical therapy and has yet to do any baseball activities. He may be at opening day as well. Of course, there is a chance he ends up being suspended too. You see, MLB has decided to sue Biogenesis. It could be a creative way of subpoening documents to show what A-Rod and Ryan Braun and others bought. There’s reports that owner Anthony Bosch destroyed the documents so MLB may not even get what they want.
Lineup: Here’s today’s lineup as the Yanks try to give the Twins payback. If you have mlb.tv you can listen to the Twins radio broadcast at 1:05.
Robinson Cano 2B
Juan Rivera 1B
Thomas Neal DH
Melky Mesa CF