Stunning news from Port Charlotte as the Yankees were beaten 5-0 by the Rays.
In equally stunning news, Kei Igawa finally gave up a run. The Yankees made three errors and grounded into two double-plays. Robbie Cano had two of the five hits.
The Yankees have obtained catcher Chris Stewart from the White Sox for a player to be named later. Stewart played in one game for the Yankees last season. He has been with three organizations since 2002.
According to Brian Cashman, Stewart will be in Major League camp.
UPDATE, 6:07 p.m.: Chad Jennings, the hard-working Scranton beat writer, spoke to Stewart after the trade and sent us these comments:
“I’m going to big league camp, and then most likely heading to Scranton,” he said. “I talked to Cash and he told me that when my name popped up they pounced on it, so it’s good to know they wanted me back.
“I’m excited. I don’t know what they’re going to do, but they brought me in for something. It will be good to get playing again and see what happens.”
UPDATE, 6:10 p.m.: If you’re seeking something positive out of today’s game in Port Charlotte, Damaso Marte did pitch a scoreless inning, allowing only a walk. It was the first action for the lefty set-up man since he returned from the WBC with a sore shoulder.
“I felt good out there today. I felt I had good command,” he told Mike Margolis of the media relations staff.
Thanks to Mike for helping out from the game.