The Yankees made relatively few additions to their pitching staff this winter. They traded away three pieces of the bullpen, replaced one of the lost left-handers and brought back Javier Vazquez. As pitchers and catchers report to the Yankees spring training complex this morning, Vazquez is not the biggest name, but he might be the key to making this year’s pitching staff better than last year’s.
Just to give everyone a heads up: The Yankees clubhouse opens to the media at 10 a.m., then we get Joe Girardi at noon. The clubhouse is open the entire two hours until Girardi talks, so there probably won’t be any time for major blog updating, but I’ll have plenty this afternoon. If I can sneak out of the clubhouse once or twice, I’ll try to post a quick iPhone update or two.
Welcome to spring training, everyone!