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Monday morning notes: Reinforcements on their way

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Notes on Mar 07, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

A lot of extra minor leaguers in camp today, helping the Yankees fill their split-squad rosters. All of the additions are position players. There are still enough pitchers in camp to pitch 18 innings and then some.

Right now, CC Sabathia is on the main mound here at Steinbrenner Field, throwing a side session with Larry Rothschild and Mike Harkey watching from the first-base side of the mound. Otherwise, things are pretty quiet leading into the first game of today’s split double header.

• Rafael Soriano and Ivan Nova threw sim games this morning. They faced Bradley Suttle and Jordan Parraz.

• Looks like Andrew Brackman might get into tomorrow’s game. He’s on the travel squad for Tuesday’s game in Orlando.

• Brandon Laird is getting his first outfield playing time of the spring.

• Jesus Montero said his hand feels fine — “Happens all the time,” he said — and he’ll stay in Tampa to catch off the bench in today’s home game.

• I mentioned there are a lot of extra minor leaguers in camp today. The comedy of today was watching some of the reactions when people realized there’s a Krum and Kruml in the Yankees system. Most assumed the L in Kruml was a typo and that Krum was pulling double duty today.

• The Phillies are bringing a solid set of regulars including Jimmy Rollins, Shane Victorino and Ryan Howard. Roy Oswalt has the start for Philadelphia.

This afternoon’s home game
vs. Phillies

Available out of the bullpen: Joba Chamberlain, Pedro Feliciano, Hector Noesi, Mark Prior, Luis Ayala, Dave Robertson, Romulo Sanchez and Warner Madrigal (Robertson is backing up today and probably won’t pitch)

Off the Yankees bench: C Jesus Montero, 1B Luke Murton, 2B Corban Joseph, SS Jose Pirella, 3B Bradley Suttle, LF Brandon Laird, CF Ray Kruml, RF Jordan Parraz, DH Gustavo Molina

• Catcher Mitch Abeita and outfielder Neil Medchill will also be with the Yankees in Tampa as backup players off the bench.

Tonight’s road game
vs. Orioles

Available out of the bullpen: Adam Warren, D.J. Mitchell, Andy Sisco, Ryan Pope, Dellin Betances, Robert Fish, Eric Wordekemper and Daniel Turpen

Off the Yankees bench: C Kyle Higashioka, 1B Jose Gil, 2B Kevin Russo, SS Doug Bernier, 3B Addison Maruszak, LF Jack Rye, CF Austin Krum, RF Taylor Grote, DH Damon Sublett

• Catcher J.R. Murphy and utility man Justin Snyder will also make the trip to Sarasota to be available off the bench. Murphy can play multiple positions, but he’s listed as a catcher.

PHILLIES
Shane Victorino CF
Placido Polanco 3B
Jimmy Rollins SS
Ryan Howard DH
Ben Francisco RF
Ross Gload 1B
John Mayberry LF
Carlos Ruiz C
Wilson Valdez 2B

RHP Roy Oswalt

Associated Press photo of Derek Jeter warming up before yesterday’s game

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74 Responses to “Monday morning notes: Reinforcements on their way”

  1. Ys Guy March 7th, 2011 at 10:47 am

    good to see brackman is going to start throwing. looks like his fell behind too far to get into the 5th starter competition at this point, but i expect to see him move up to the bronx this season.

  2. J. Alfred Prufrock March 7th, 2011 at 10:52 am

    He’s behind the other guys but should someone falter maybe ABrack gets called up.

    Good to see The Jesus will be available off the bench. Hey I got one for John Sterling. When Jesus huddles with the pitcher JS can call it a ‘sermon on the mound.’ :D

  3. Cashmoney March 7th, 2011 at 10:56 am

    I like JS, I like his enthusiasm and homerism.

  4. LGY March 7th, 2011 at 10:56 am

    “I heard Chris Bosh was crying tears,” Stoudemire said.

    “Tears?” Anthony asked.

    “Yeah, tears,” Stoudemire replied.

    “Wait ’til I call him, man,” Anthony said. “I’ll be like: ‘What are you doing?’”

  5. J. Alfred Prufrock March 7th, 2011 at 10:57 am

    Cashmoney I don’t mind his eccentricities but it would be nice if he could tell the difference between an obvious flyout and a HR :(

  6. yankeefeminista March 7th, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Glad the potential Brack game tomorrow is being televised. Looking forward to seeing Corban Joseph and Suttle today off the bench. Go AJ, Go Yanks!

  7. 108 stitches March 7th, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Players slated to be at lower levels are at the minor league complex working out and are only a phone call away if needed.

  8. Cashmoney March 7th, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Hitch, he has gotten worse… u right. I can’t stand Suzyn Waldman, I think she is terrible.

  9. Erin March 7th, 2011 at 11:05 am

    BryanHoch Word is that Bernie Williams will be in camp the next few days to hang around with the guys. He just did 3 concerts in the Orlando area.

  10. Ys Guy March 7th, 2011 at 11:05 am

    sterling is a lousy announcer. his shtick is more important than the game. and he never tells you where the trail runner ended up. but he genuflects on the yankees altar the way they want thier announcers to, so he doesnt have to worry about being kubeked.

  11. tyanksfan36 March 7th, 2011 at 11:07 am

    Ah man, I wish I could be at the 1pm game today. Boo school.

  12. J. Alfred Prufrock March 7th, 2011 at 11:08 am

    I don’t mind Suzyn alone but the two of them together is over the top. It’s like they both need someone else to temper them but paired they live in their own bubble. I think their run is coming to an end, though.

  13. Cashmoney March 7th, 2011 at 11:08 am

    sterling is a lousy announcer
    ———–
    He has a sonorous voice, which makes a decent announcer of anything. I think of him as a passionate fan. If u looking for scully or barber, u aint getting it from him.

  14. Ys Guy March 7th, 2011 at 11:09 am

    syd whatshisface on the fan just said the yankees have to get another catcher.

  15. Ys Guy March 7th, 2011 at 11:10 am

    ” If u looking for scully or barber, u aint getting it from him.”…exactly

    no reason the best team in the world with the best fanbase and the biggest radio audience in the greatest city in the world should have a top notch announcer…

  16. J. Alfred Prufrock March 7th, 2011 at 11:11 am

    sterling is a lousy announcer. his shtick is more important than the game. and he never tells you where the trail runner ended up.
    ///
    yea he has never been very alert but he has gotten worse over the last couple years. Maybe they can find something in the organization for these two to do but now that George is elsewhere I can’t see them being the radio voice of the yanks.If they move to ESPN obviously those two aren’t going along for the ride.

  17. Ys Guy March 7th, 2011 at 11:15 am

    with sterling and waldman you’d think thier target audience is the people who remember seeing dimaggio play.

    accompanied by 40′s show tunes.

  18. Cashmoney March 7th, 2011 at 11:17 am

    Alfred, yeah they could use a bit more balance; someone who is knowledgeable and objective. Kind of like Jim Kaat but for the radio side to balance out JS.

    I like Gary Cohen on the Mets when he did the announcing on radio for the Mets.

  19. Ys Guy March 7th, 2011 at 11:19 am

    go steal mario impemba from detroit (only fair since they stole the great harwell from ny) he really knows his baseball, is a lot less formal than sterling (and about 20 years younger) doesnt sing and he doesnt do schtick.

    the yankees dont need schtick.

  20. Triple Short of a Cycle March 7th, 2011 at 11:21 am

    I can’t stand Gary Cohen. he knocks the Yankees any chance he gets. He makes Sterling look like and impartial announcer and a few years ago when the Mets were int he playoffs he demanded to be in the radio booth and took the job away from Howie Rose

  21. Cashmoney March 7th, 2011 at 11:22 am

    Off the topic
    I find it funny that i need find creative way to spell Bill Di-ckey, Yet lohud blog is sponsored by Lace Entertainment. Just a thought.

  22. Cashmoney March 7th, 2011 at 11:25 am

    Trip I don’t know if he does or doesn’t knock the Yanks, I just rem he did a good job describing ebbs and flow of the game and is pretty accurate. And he is excitable when the right moment calls for it.

  23. I Like Inge March 7th, 2011 at 11:25 am

    Driving in the car listening to Sterling sucks. He never gives the score. Might as well have your phone ready to go online and get the current score, because he never gives it out.

  24. J. Alfred Prufrock March 7th, 2011 at 11:29 am

    Cashmoney March 7th, 2011 at 11:17 am
    Alfred, yeah they could use a bit more balance; someone who is knowledgeable and objective. Kind of like Jim Kaat but for the radio side to balance out JS.

    I like Gary Cohen on the Mets when he did the announcing on radio for the Mets.
    ///
    The Yanks don’t seem to like the independent thinker/ex player type in too large doses. Kaat offered a pretty unique perspective and managed not to be arrogant. Miss him.

  25. Tom in N.J. March 7th, 2011 at 11:30 am

    Yankees radio is like listening to one big advertisement.

    Everything is “brought to you by…”

  26. J. Alfred Prufrock March 7th, 2011 at 11:32 am

    I don’t care how much pitching they have. The Phillies are in for a struggle if Utley’s knee injury keeps him out too long. Super-utility man Valdez isn’t goin to cut it. They also are out of pieces to get a Michael Young type back. They are lucky they play in that park, because without Chase they’re lookin very power challenged.

  27. Ys Guy March 7th, 2011 at 11:35 am

    so how out of it is sterling anyway? he was 18 in 1967 and probably couldnt tell you who bob dylan is.

    he was probably doing ‘sound of music’ in summer theater in 40 miles from woodstock.

    he wouldnt know stevie wonder if he bounced off him (stevie’s put on a few…)

  28. blake March 7th, 2011 at 11:36 am

    Me thinks that if Cliff Lee’s decision to choose Philly over the Yanks was due to “chance to win” then he made the wrong call…..I really don’t think their championship window is all that long….

  29. Cashmoney March 7th, 2011 at 11:40 am

    I really don’t think their championship window is all that long….
    ——
    maybe 2 years blake. Me think they will miss Jayson power rh bat. I am interested to see how Dominic Brown will turn out as a player.

  30. Ys Guy March 7th, 2011 at 11:41 am

    i’ll take this opportunity to say i was against the lee trade all the way.

    i think lee’s decision had as much to do with disliking ny than having a chance to win.

    phillies do have a great clubhouse and manual is a veteran’s mgr.

  31. Triple Short of a Cycle March 7th, 2011 at 11:43 am

    Darling and Hernandez are good but I really can’t stand Cohen. His “and its outa here” makes my skin crawl

  32. J. Alfred Prufrock March 7th, 2011 at 11:45 am

    Ys Guy March 7th, 2011 at 11:35 am
    so how out of it is sterling anyway? he was 18 in 1967 and probably couldnt tell you who bob dylan is.

    he was probably doing ‘sound of music’ in summer theater in 40 miles from woodstock.

    he wouldnt know stevie wonder if he bounced off him (stevie’s put on a few…)
    ///
    somewhat cruel but funny :D

  33. Mell March 7th, 2011 at 11:48 am

    “Darling and Hernandez are good”

    Very good. Wish the Yankees could get ‘em. Better than anyone they use on YES right, especially Darling.

  34. blake March 7th, 2011 at 11:48 am

    Cash,

    Yea I think they may miss Werth Badly. Brown is going to be out for a couple months but his swing is a mess right now anyway…..he’s still really talented but he’s not going to hit big leauge pitching with a swing that long .

  35. GreenBeret7 March 7th, 2011 at 11:50 am

    Schedule of pitchers for each of today’s games and starters for Tuesday and Wednesday.

    http://www.nj.com/yankees/inde.....um=twitter

  36. GreenBeret7 March 7th, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Gardner on bunting

    http://newyork.cbslocal.com/20.....n-bunting/

  37. Cashmoney March 7th, 2011 at 11:51 am

    I like Darling and K.Hernandez trip. A very good tandem.

  38. Mell March 7th, 2011 at 11:56 am

    “Yea I think they may miss Werth Badly’

    Looking at what right handed batter might be available at the deadline this year. They’re going to need some teams expected to compete to falter in order to add one it looks like. Or take on a putrid contract, like Carlos Lee’s, which I don’t think they’ll do. Some scuttlebut that they’re sniffing around Mike Cameron.

  39. austinmac March 7th, 2011 at 11:56 am

    I suspect Romine is starting since Girardi says it’s an open competition for BUC, but Romine hasn’t started a game.

  40. Cashmoney March 7th, 2011 at 11:56 am

    blake, it’s top heavy in lh hitters. I rem how vital Bernie’s rh power bat was to our lineup in the mid 90s to early 2000s. I think Jayson was a important cog in keeping that lineup balance.

  41. GreenBeret7 March 7th, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    Noesi’s control?

    every pitch to the first 14 batter this spring was a strike.

  42. Ys Guy March 7th, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    brown broke the hammate bone on his hand and may need surgery.

  43. Cashmoney March 7th, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    YS, I was very happy that Jesus did not get traded last summer. But I would be disingenuous to tell you I would have cried foul if Lee came to the team.

  44. blake March 7th, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    Mell,
    Agree. They really are going to need Utley and Howard to be great. Rotation is great but their lineup isn’t nearly as good as it may seem and their pen is a big fat. ? As usual. I think their rotation carries them to the division this year but they are really getting old….

  45. blake March 7th, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    I wonder if Brown has surgery if it’ll be to just remove the hamate…..you don’t need it. His.swing is the bigger long term issue.

  46. Mike_Boston March 7th, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    I think Lee decided that he would rather face the lesser line ups/teams in the NL, have less pressure from the press and even the fans.
    No matter how you slice and dice it’s the truth. He would rather face the mets/nats than the sox/rays on a regular basis.
    Maybe he thought the lights would be too bright for him?

  47. J. Alfred Prufrock March 7th, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    MLB is showing our game today. I wish they’d show Bos-Bal or even the Braves, who are supposed to give the ball to Julio Teheran today at some point. I’d rather hit ‘last channel’ on the set than have the computer screen goin at the same time as the televised game.

  48. joeman March 7th, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    # Mike_Boston March 7th, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    I think Lee decided that he would rather face the lesser line ups/teams in the NL, have less pressure from the press and even the fans.
    No matter how you slice and dice it’s the truth. He would rather face the mets/nats than the sox/rays on a regular basis.
    Maybe he thought the lights would be too bright for him?
    ——————————————————————
    not true…..he’s in Phil because his wife wanted him to play there

  49. Brian March 7th, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    For those of us old enough, what I find funny about Sterling is back when I was in high school/college, back in the 1970s, I used to listen to him on the radio, (maybe WHN?). It wasn’t really a talk radio show; I don’t think that format had really been invented yet, but he used to blast the Yankees up and down. He HATED them, or at least that was his gimmick.

    Then he went to Atlanta and I lost track of him.

    Makes me laugh when I think about how he was back then compared to the shill he is now, but I guess you adjust to whatever helps pay the bills.

  50. blake March 7th, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    Can’t blame Lee for rather facing the NL east than the AL east and he apparently was comfortable in Philly…..but if he thinks he’ll have a better chance to win long term with the Phillies than the Yankees then he’s just wrong IMO.

  51. J. Alfred Prufrock March 7th, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    Sterling was the voice of the NY Islanders for a while, I think.

  52. Mell March 7th, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    “I think Lee decided that he would rather face the lesser line ups/teams in the NL, have less pressure from the press and even the fans”

    Philly ain’t exactly the place to run to if you’re looking to escape the press and/or rabid fan base. No indication in his postseason history that suggests he wilts under the bright lights. Lineups may have played a role in his decision…..or maybe he just really enjoyed his time in Philly and wanted to do it again.

  53. joeman March 7th, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    all you need to know

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J.....scaster%29

  54. joeman March 7th, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    to me Sterling doesn’t look 62

  55. GreenBeret7 March 7th, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    blake March 7th, 2011 at 12:09 pm
    I wonder if Brown has surgery if it’ll be to just remove the hamate…..you don’t need it. His.swing is the bigger long term issue.

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    Blake,

    There are a few hitters that have had the hamate removed just to be rid of it. Generally, it’s the bail and wale hitters that have the knob of the bat near or in the palm of their hand. Golfers have had it removed, too.

  56. yankeefeminista March 7th, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock March 7th, 2011 at 12:13 pm
    MLB is showing our game today. I wish they’d show Bos-Bal or even the Braves, who are supposed to give the ball to Julio Teheran today at some point. I’d rather hit ‘last channel’ on the set than have the computer screen goin at the same time as the televised game.
    ____
    mlb is showing us, right? Although Mets list mlb at 1 as well(?) I’ll watch on YES.
    I too wouldn’t have minded watching Teheran on mlb net and also Price pitch for Rays today, …and… also get a few peeks at Meeks coming in for Pirates. But at least I added mlb.tv yesterday, so I will watch one 1PM game on the computer screen while watching us on the big screen.

  57. Ys Guy March 7th, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    ok im doing my catcher ratings. whats up with matt wieters? this guy was supposed to be awesome, he raked at ga. tech, then a 1.085 OPS in 61 aa games. you cant blame them for moving him up then.

    in 39 aaa games his ops slipped to .890 but he was already on the hype train to charm city.

    last year, his first full year he got 502 pa’s and hit to a .695 ops.

    is he gonna bust out or bust? any predictions?

  58. Mike_Boston March 7th, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    Mell,
    I’m not saying those pressures aren’t there in Philly, but they’re on a smaller scale all things being equal.

    Obviously I agree with Blake that if he’s saying the better chance to win the WS is with the Phills than he made the wrong choice. I find it a cop out by Lee to use that line was my point.
    With Lee on the Phills last year they still don’t beat the Giants and that was with Worth in the lineup.

  59. yankeefeminista March 7th, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    *Meek*

  60. J. Alfred Prufrock March 7th, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    yankfem – my info reads yanks on mlb so yea. I have MLB TV online too so I’ll be looking in.

  61. blake March 7th, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Gb,

    Im.pretty sure big Pappy had his removed…didn’t he?

  62. GreenBeret7 March 7th, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Blake, not sure about Ortiz, but I believe so. I know Canseco had it done.

  63. Ys Guy March 7th, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    mell, i lived in philly for 3 years and i will tell you that philly is nowhere near the rabid fanbase that the yanks, mets and socks have. in fact, they are still the #2 team in philly. its not kc, but no comparison to ny.

  64. Mell March 7th, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    “I find it a cop out by Lee to use that line was my point.”

    What exactly is he “copping” out of?

    “With Lee on the Phills last year they still don’t beat the Giants and that was with Worth in the lineup”

    How is something like this actually determined? You mean to say that if the Phils had Cliff Lee pitching in Game 4 instead of Joe Blanton that their chances of winning that game, in which both starters were gone in the 5th, aren’t increased significantly?

  65. GreenBeret7 March 7th, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Chad, any word on the damage to Colin Curtis’ shoulder?

  66. blake March 7th, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    The Giants knocked Lee around pretty good in the WS…..I think it was just their year.

  67. Mike_Boston March 7th, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    He’s copping out of the real reason he chose the Phils, because he wanted to take the role with lesser expectations and easier competition. Don’t forget that it was supposedly the worst kept secret in MLB last year that Lee to NYY was a sure thing. So clearly something changed.

    “With Lee on the Phills last year they still don’t beat the Giants and that was with Worth in the lineup”

    How is something like this actually determined? You mean to say that if the Phils had Cliff Lee pitching in Game 4 instead of Joe Blanton that their chances of winning that game, in which both starters were gone in the 5th, aren’t increased significantly?
    ——————
    Nobody can determine that Mell, it’s my gut feeling, that is all clearly.

  68. GreenBeret7 March 7th, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Another day of the Heyman whinefeast.

    ” SI_JonHeyman Jon Heyman
    tired of finding tattoo/body piercing leaflets on my car in phoenix. next time i upgrade the rental! #cactusleague”

    Not sure how fast these people are, but, seems like he spends half of his time running from restaurant to restaurant feeding his face.

  69. GreenBeret7 March 7th, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    Jack Curry on Manny Banuelos

    http://www.myyesnetwork.com/16.....y_that_can

  70. Ys Guy March 7th, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    19 y/o catcher jesus montero from guacara, ve threw out 40% of attempting baserunners and posted a whopping .203 ba, 0 hr, 7 rbi, .561 OPS in 2010

    o yeah, it was the 19 y/o catcher jesus montero from guacara, ve who catches for the gulf coast cardinals…

  71. UnKnown March 7th, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    So in an SI article Joe Maddon says that his starters match up with the Phillies starting rotation.

    He must be hanging out with Sheen lately to believe that. C’mon Joe get real.

  72. joeman March 7th, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    # Ys Guy March 7th, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    ok im doing my catcher ratings. whats up with matt wieters? this guy was supposed to be awesome, he raked at ga. tech, then a 1.085 OPS in 61 aa games. you cant blame them for moving him up then.

    in 39 aaa games his ops slipped to .890 but he was already on the hype train to charm city.

    last year, his first full year he got 502 pa’s and hit to a .695 ops.

    is he gonna bust out or bust? any predictions?
    ————————————————————————-

    not going to say it’s going to happen but here’s another case of a can’t miss minor league player missing so far

  73. joeman March 7th, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    # UnKnown March 7th, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    So in an SI article Joe Maddon says that his starters match up with the Phillies starting rotation.

    He must be hanging out with Sheen lately to believe that. C’mon Joe get real.
    ———————————————-
    Maddon always talks a very good game …….

    BTW…he does have a nice staff but not on that level

  74. Ys Guy March 7th, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    joeman March 7th, 2011 at 12:49 pm
    # Ys Guy March 7th, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    ok im doing my catcher ratings. whats up with matt wieters? this guy was supposed to be awesome, he raked at ga. tech, then a 1.085 OPS in 61 aa games. you cant blame them for moving him up then.

    in 39 aaa games his ops slipped to .890 but he was already on the hype train to charm city.

    last year, his first full year he got 502 pa’s and hit to a .695 ops.

    is he gonna bust out or bust? any predictions?
    ————————————————————————-

    not going to say it’s going to happen but here’s another case of a can’t miss minor league player missing so far

    /////

    the thing is, wieters only had 163 pa’s in aaa and showed slippage but got promoted anyway.

    jesus had 504 pa’s (.890 slg) at scranton last season and has almost 2x as many minor league games caught.

    not sure how wieters ga. state career translaters, often top college is described as aa level, but the instruction and discipline for a technical position like C may not be there.

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