March 27, 2013; Sarasota, FL, USA; New York Yankees first baseman Lyle Overbay (55) singles during the second inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Ed Smith Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

New York Yankees News & Notes 3/28: Recap, Hughes, Waivers, Money, Preview


Five more days until opening day. Let’s take a look at some news and notes from around New York Yankees training camp.

Winning Time: David Phelps went 5.1 giving up three runs on four hits with nine strikeouts earning his third win of the spring. Lyle Overbay went 2-5 and probably solidified a spot with the club. Brennan Boesch, Bobby Wilson and Mason Williams each drove in two runs.

More Injury News: In something not that unexpected, Phil Hughes will start the year on the DL. Hughes pitched in a minor league game yesterday, but only threw 81 pitches. The target date for his season debut is April 11, so if he comes back then, he’ll just miss one start.

Money Talks: The Yankees are the most valuable franchise in baseball again. Forbes values them at $2.3 BILLION, a 24 percent increase over their value last year. The Dallas Cowboys come in behind them at $2.1 billion.

More Moves: The Yankees claimed righty reliever Sam Demel off waivers from the Houston Astros and DFA’d Dan Otero who was claimed on Tuesday. Demel went 1-4 with a 4.07 ERA in AAA Reno, the Diamondbacks AAA squad.

One Last Run: The Yankees will play their last home game at Steinbrenner Field as they take on the Pittsburgh Pirates. Hiroki Kuroda will take on Jeff Locke at 1:05 on YES.

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