Forget to mention this earlier … Not only was first-round pick Slade Heathcott in town, so is his agent. Darek Braunecker was talking with Brian Cashman after the game last night.
Slade will be leaving tomorrow morning. Could the Yankees get him signed quickly? Don’t bank on it. While Heathcott is expected to sign, the Yankees will want to hold him around slot and Braunecker will certainly expect the Yankees to come across with more than that.
It might not be the worse thing. Heathcott could use the time to further strengthen his surgically repaired knee.
“I’d love to get started,” he said. “But it might take some time. That’s sort of out of my hands at this point.”