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.