New York Yankees News & Notes 2/23: Hughes, Posada, Evil Empire, Game 1 Lineup


We are an hour away from Yankee baseball. Let’s take a look at some of the news and notes around Yankee camp as well as the starting lineup for spring training game number one.

Apr 13, 2012; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees former player

Jorge Posada

greets the fans before the game against the Los Angeles Angels at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Hughes Back: Phil Hughes‘ back is improving. Today is the last day of his anti-inflammatory medication and he’s going into the pool at the minor league complex to help him rehab. Hughes will miss two weeks. He can take his rehab slow. There’s six weeks til opening day.Evil Empire: Remember when Larry Lucchino called the New York Yankees the evil empire when they signed Jose Contreras. Well, Evil Enterprises Inc, wanted to market shirts with the phrase Evil Empire.  Well, they can’t. The Yankees filed suit and won.  Memo of the story, don’t mess with the Yankees (no matter how weird the story is)

Core Four: No, Jorge Posada isn’t coming back. However, he was at camp yesterday as a guest instructor. It was just nice to see pictures of him in camp.

Game 1 Lineup @ Atlanta

Eduardo Nunez SS

Robinson Cano 2B

Mark Teixeira 1B

Juan Rivera DH

Matt Diaz LF

Francisco Cervelli C

Melky Mesa CF

Zoilo Almonte RF

Corban Joseph 3B

David Phelps P

We’ll have a recap for you tomorrow with a look at game two (which is on TV by the way)