Might as well cap the off day with a few notes and links, especially since it seems we’re not going to get any sort of Andy Pettitte status update until tomorrow.
• Brian Cashman said today that there were no surprises in Michael Pineda’s shoulder surgery. “Everything was as the MRI said,” Cashman explained. Doctors have told him that the repair of Pineda’s torn labrum was successful. “That’s what they said,” Cashman said. “We won’t know for a year.”
• Brett Gardner’s scheduled rehab appearance with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre was rained out tonight. The team is playing a double header tomorrow (Manny Banuelos and Adam Warren pitching).
Speaking of Triple-A, here’s my friend Donnie Collins’ take on the Andy Pettitte situation.
• Today the Yankees announced that Chelsea of the English Premier League and Paris Saint-Germain of France’s Ligue 1 will play at Yankee Stadium on Sunday, July 22 at 7 p.m., the first-ever soccer match at the current stadium. You can get more information at www.yankees.com/soccer.
• If you’ve never read it, head over to Bronx Banter to read Robert Ward’s “Reggie Jackson in No-Man’s Land,” the piece in which Reggie famously called himself the straw that stirs the drink (among other things). Great job by Alex Belth to get it online. It’s a great read.
• Stadium Journey has reviewed all of the Yankees minor league stadiums. Check out their reviews of each spot.
• In non-Yankees news: Cole Hamels has been suspended five games for intentionally hitting Bryce Harper.
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