A few people have e-mailed to ask why the Yankees didn’t take a shot at Tanner Scheppers of Fresno State with their supplemental pick.
(From the AP): Scheppersâ€™ injury was recently diagnosed by Angels team doctor Lewis Yocum as a slight tear in his right rotator cuff and a frayed labrum.
Elbows can be rehabbed. Shoulders can be career-killers. A labrum and a rotator cuff? No wonder he fell to the Pirates in the second round. Pittsburgh is now saying he will be offered a deal only if their doctors approve.
“If we get him, we get a very talented pitcher,â€ GM Neal Huntington said. â€œIf we donâ€™t come to terms or just donâ€™t feel like heâ€™s going to be healthy enough, or if he has a setback in rehabilitation and we donâ€™t think heâ€™s worth the gamble, we get the third pick in next yearâ€™s second round.â€
Meanwhile, expect some signings this week. The Yankees could move fast with some of their guys.