Gulf Coast League
Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain threw 23 pitches on Tuesday for the Yankees’ rookie-level Gulf Coast League affiliate, pitching in his first live-game action in 13 months.
Brandon Nimmo, the Mets’ 1st-round pick last year and the 13th overall selection in the draft, arrived at minor league camp on Tuesday, and got in his first full day of work on Wednesday.
Yankees’ prospect Dante Bichette Jr. had an outstanding first year in professional baseball as he completed an MVP season in the Gulf Coast League and was promoted to Single-A Staten Island. He was part of two championship winning teams and Dante’s future looks very bright.
Yankees right-hander Mark Prior has struggled with shoulder injuries and his last major league appearance came in August 2006. The 30-year-old went 18-6 with a 2.43 ERA in 30 starts for the NL Central champion Chicago Cubs in 2003.
We’ve heard of angels in the outfield. The Mets are hoping they’ll have a cowboy in theirs sometime in the near future after signing their first-round draft pick Brandon Nimmo.
Brandon Nimmo says a spending spree is not on the agenda now that he has signed his first professional contract.
New York Yankees right-hander Mark Prior says he is scheduled to pitch in a rookie-level Gulf Coast League game on Friday, two days after being hit on the left forearm by a ball during batting practice.