The Yankees signed first baseman Lyle Overbay to a minor league contract on Tuesday. He was released hours earlier by the American League East-rival Red Sox.
Jeter is undergoing treatment for his sore left ankle, which is still recovering from surgery last October. His last game action came as a designated hitter on Saturday in a minor league exhibition.
Let’s remember how long a baseball season is. When 2012 began, the Marlins and the Angels were supposed to be in the playoffs and the A’s and the Orioles weren’t. We still haven’t played Game 1 of 162. Let’s try to enjoy the ride.
The Yankees are on the verge of acquiring outfielder Vernon Wells from the Los Angeles Angels.
According to WFAN’s Sweeny Murti, Brian Cashman believes that Derek Jeter will begin the 2013 season on the DL.
“We’ve got to do what’s right for him,” Cashman said. “Whatever’s right for him will be right for us. I’m not saying he’s going to be DL’ed, but I can’t tell you he won’t be. I don’t think it’s anything serious. I just think it’s a timing issue.”
While Jeter said that he was not “concerned” and didn’t see it as a “setback,” clearly there is at least reason for pause in the comeback story that has accounted for most of the ink this spring.
Derek Jeter said he was removed from Tuesday’s lineup for “precautionary” reasons because his surgically-repaired left ankle feels “stiff.”
Rivera spoke to reporters about mentoring Ivan Nova through his struggles last year. When Rivera was asked who did things like that for him when he first came up, the answer was a bit surprising: Steve Howe.
The right-handed hitter has played all three outfield positions in his six-year career, though he’s predominantly played right field and center field.
New York has approached Derrek Lee about coming out of retirement and resurrecting his career in the Bronx. Lee last played in the big leagues in 2011, playing 85 games for the Orioles and 28 games for the Pirates.
Until the Blue Jays prove they can do it, they are a favorite only on paper.
Mariano said it was a privilege to wear the Yankee uniform. The privilege, Mariano, was watching you wear it.
Martinez shared his memories of Rivera, beginning with his experience of facing Rivera as a member of the Seattle Mariners in the 1995 America League Division Series.
Sweeny Murti and I agree that Mo is the best Yankee since Babe Ruth. Even if we’re wrong, that’s the kind of stratospheric company he keeps when a man rises from mortal to mythology.