Pitchers and catchers
Barring an injury to one of the Mets projected starting pitchers, Wheeler likely will start the season at Triple-A Las Vegas.
The Bombers are open for business! Among the storylines: Who will nab the No. 5 spot in the rotation? Will Mariano Rivera be as dominant as ever? And what’s up at catcher?
NFL players are getting their pink slips and baseball’s beat writers have come to life. Yep, it’s that time already. Spring training. Pitchers and catchers.
The first glimmer of spring is on the horizon as Yankees pitchers and catchers get ready to report for training on Sunday.
Mariano Rivera has missed the Yankees’ second day of workouts for pitchers and catchers to be with his sick children. Brian Cashman said Wednesday that Rivera may be in camp for the third day of drills on Thursday.
Oliver Perez, our favorite piñata, is back in the news. As always, he slides in slowly, like one of his hanging curveballs, with his own delusional bent.
Yankees catcher Jorge Posada knows Andy Pettitte will likely stay retired this season. A man can dream, can’t he?
Jason Isringhausen agreed to a minor league contract with the Mets on Tuesday after auditioning with a brief bullpen session. “All I need is a chance to throw in spring somewhere and hope for the best,” said Isringhausen.
A.J. Burnett knows he had a bad season for the Yankees last year. New York’s right-hander wants to put 2010 in the rear-view mirror.
All together, Yankees fans: Uh-oh. According to the Post, CC Sabathia “was given a few chances to definitively say he would not opt out” on Monday. Instead, the Bombers’ burly ace skirted around the issue.
After a long offseason full of alleged foot fetishes and heartbreaking punt returns, baseball is officially back, baby!
No Cliff Lee? No Andy Pettitte? No problem. After an admittedly less-than-stellar offseason, optimism is running high in Tampa as pitchers and catchers are set to officially report on Monday.