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Main event: Hughes vs. A-Rod

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Feb 23, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The rotation for batting practice on the main field will start with:

Andy Pettitte
Kyle Farnsworth
Phil Hughes
Brian Bruney

Those are the four I plan to watch. Alex Rodriguez and Jason Giambi will be among those taking their hacks. Mariano Rivera is one of the Group 2 pitchers but will not throw today. He’s set for a bullpen session tomorrow. Mo largely sets his own schedule in the spring.

It’ll be interesting to see how Hughes looks given that he has been here for five weeks or so and has been working hard.

Spent a little time chatting with Morgan Ensberg this morning. A third baseman all his career, Ensberg is trying to make the Yankees as a first baseman. “My approach is to get to the bag as fast as I can if I’m not making the play,” Ensberg said. “When I’m on the other side of the infield, I know I liked having something to throw to. It’s hard to lead somebody.”

Ensberg seemed like a very nice guy based on the few minutes we spoke.




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