The Yankees, as they often do after a day off, are having an early optional workout.
In attendance: Johnny Damon, Alex Rodriguez, Brett Gardner, Cody Ransom, Andy Pettitte (who is taking grounders at shortstop), Derek Jeter, Robinson Cano, Jose Veras, Edwar Ramirez, Dave Robertson and Wilson Betemit.
Does that make this an optional early blog post? I guess it does.
The TV up here has highlight after highlight of some guy who won a silver medal in trampoline. No doubt a proud moment for our allies to the north.
Transactions: Justin Christian was optioned to Scranton and Hideki Matsui has activated off the 15-day DL. The Yankees released Jason Lane as well.