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Wrapping up the day in Lakeland

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Mar 11, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

A few things here at the end of the day …

Brian Cashman spoke to Alex Rodriguez on Tuesday night while Joe Girardi received a voice mail from the third baseman. A-Rod remains in Colorado rehabbing after his hip surgery. The Yankees are not getting daily updates on his rehab at this point as he is in the beginning stages of it.

Edwar Ramirez, who threw BP today, is scheduled to pitch on Saturday.

Nick Swisher was 0 for 3 today. But at least he had a sense of humor about it. “Give me some of those burritos,” he said to the clubhouse attendant. “I need to feed that village of people I left on base.”

Mark Melancon threw another scoreless inning. Here is what he has done in 5 games this spring:

5 innings, 3 hits, 1 run, 0 earned runs, 2 walks, 4 strikeouts.

Every indication is that Jose Veras, Phil Coke, Edwar Ramirez and Dave Robertson are the main candidates for three spots in the bullpen. But Melancon is positioning himself to be the first reliever called up when the need arises.

Thanks to everybody for reading during the game. Don’t forget, we’ll have a live video chat at noon tomorrow. Hope to see you then.




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