Andy Pettitte knows what Alex Rodriguez is going through and he has some advice.
CC Sabathia’s first day as a Yankee went well. This notebook also has some news on Andy Pettitte, David Robertson, Hideki Matsui and Mariano Rivera.
Jim Leyritz was jailed again for violating the terms of his bail by drinking. He is awaiting trial on DUI manslaughter.
The Yankees allowed Leyritz to come to spring training and yuck it up with some old buddies last spring, only a few months after the incident. It’ll be interesting to see whether they extend that courtesy again if he makes bail for a second time.
Today is the first workout, which is not usually eventful. But it’s fun to watch because there are actual baseball players playing actual baseball. It will be strange not to see Moose out there with the first group of starters.
Meanwhile in Arizona, Carl Pavano is plotting what his first injury with the Indians will be. I’m going with a bad back. Those are hard to prove.
Yes, you can come watch the workouts at Big Stein Field. They generally start at 9:45 or so. It’s not especially exciting but you can wander around and watch guys throw, run and hit.
Meanwhile, Humberto Sanchez is a few days behind because of some arm stiffness. He says it’s nothing serious. Sanchez has pitched a grand total of 16.2 innings since he came from Detroit in the Gary Sheffield trade.