Still a few days before position players report to camp, but at this point, there’s not much intrigue about their arrival. After signing Eric Chavez last night, the Yankees seem to have their position players set for this season. At least, they seem to have their ideal position players in place.
Raul Ibanez has moved into the regular DH spot (against right-handers), and Chavez is joining a bench of Andruw Jones, Eduardo Nunez and Francisco Cervelli. Assuming everyone stays healthy, it could be tough for anyone else to crack this roster. Guess we’ll have to see whether Russell Branyan, Bill Hall or Chris Dickerson can make those choices a little more difficult. Same for Jorge Vazquez, Ramiro Pena and Justin Maxwell.
As pitchers and catchers get ready for their third workout, the only wide-open spot seems to be the last spot in the bullpen.
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