Yankees backup catcher Francisco Cervelli will be in a protective boot for at least four weeks because of a broken left foot.
Sweeny Murti, the voice of reason, joined Neil Keefe from Tampa to talk about all things Yankees after the first week of spring training games in the Grapefruit League.
George Steinbrenner often compared himself to powerful, iron-fisted leaders. Assuredly, the late New York Yankees owner never had the Iranian president in mind.
Freddy Garcia launched his bid to win a spot in the Yankees’ pitching rotation by working two scoreless innings during a 1-1, 10-inning exhibition tie with the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday.
I remember talking to 19 year old Phil Hughes in the spring of 2006. He was determined to add a change-up to his repertoire. Now, it’s five years later and he is still working on that darn change-up.
Yankees closer Mariano Rivera threw 30 pitches Wednesday in his first bullpen session at spring training this year.
Yankees captain Derek Jeter plans to enjoy his upcoming trip to 3,000 career hits. The shortstop is 74 hits from the milestone entering the 2011 season.
In the opening week, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said reliever Joba Chamberlain is heavier, ace CC Sabathia reported 25 pounds lighter after minor right knee surgery and non-roster pitcher Bartolo Colon is looking to shed 25 pounds.
This week Sweeny chatted with Mark Prior, sitting in that corner locker, asking him his expectations for spring training, about his health, his outlook after the highs and lows of the last decade.
Joe Girardi spent several minutes of his daily briefing answering questions about Joba Chamberlain’s weight, focusing mostly on performance over appearance…and the manager is so far satisfied with the performance.
Jorge Posada, entering the final season of a $52.4 million, four-year contract, is being shifted to designated hitter but also could see limited action at catcher.
Sweeny Murti joined Neil Keefe to talk about what he saw on the first day of pitchers and catchers in Tampa and what we can expect from the pitchers this spring and this season.
CC Sabathia chose not to douse the flames, but rather he fanned them, refusing to discard the possibility that he will opt out from the final four years of his 7-year, $161 million dollar contract.
Yankees GM Brian Cashman borrows WFAN reporter Sweeny Murti’s phone to give Evan Roberts an unexpected update on CC Sabathia’s contract and comments.
Going into spring training this year feels a lot like going into spring training in 2008, and no, that can’t be good.