Not exactly the news I was expecting when I woke up this morning. It seems the Yankees have signed Chan-Ho Park to a one-year deal to work out of the bullpen. A news agency in Korea broke the news early this morning. Looks like this is what the morning will be about at Steinbrenner Field.
Meanwhile, already in camp, another veteran is waiting to prove the Yankees were right to believe in him this winter. Damaso Marte is the only proven left-hander in the Yankees bullpen, and he’s hoping a healthy left shoulder will lead to results more like last year’s postseason than regular season.
The Yankees biggest pitching addition of the winter, Javier Vazquez, got on the mound on Sunday, a few days earlier than planned. The notebook also has items on Johnny Damon going to Detroit, Andrew Brackman making a good impression and a young lefty sitting out yesterday’s bullpen sessions.