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Monday night notes and links: Yogi not attending spring training

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Feb 11, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Pitchers and catchers report in the morning, so here are a few notes and links on this final day of the offseason. Let’s start with The Associated Press…

TAMPA, Fla. — The director the Yogi Berra Museum says the Hall of Fame catcher is not going to spring training with the New York Yankees because the 87-year-old’s travel is limited.

David Kaplan said in an email Monday that Berra’s heath was pretty good and that Berra plans on attending games at Yankee Stadium. Berra lives in New Jersey.

Berra’s name was not listed among the guest instructors for Yankees camp. Several employees at George M. Steinbrenner Field said no locker was set aside for Berra’s use.

A visible presence at spring training for many years, the popular 10-time World Series champion had more difficulty walking during camp last year.

Berra has taken several spills in the past few years. Two years ago, he fell at spring training and was taken to a hospital and released the same day. He also missed Old-Timers’ Day at Yankee Stadium in 2010 after a fall.

David Aardsma said he’s already thrown four bullpens and will have a normal spring training. Could be one of the more interesting Yankees to watch this spring.

Anthony McCarron profiled Yankees prospect Tyler Austin, who has emerged as one of the best bats in the system after fighting cancer as a kid.

MLB Trade Rumors ranks Robinson Cano as the top potential free agent for next winter’s class. Curtis Granderson and Phil Hughes finished just outside of MLBTR’s top 10.

StubHub is planning to fight against the Yankees ticket resale plan. Dan Barbarisi reports that StubHub will open its own ticket office across from Yankee Stadium to help battle the Yankees restrictions.  

Major League Baseball is trying to get the Miami New Times to share the information it used to write and report last month’s bombshell about the Miami clinic that allegedly helped several athletes obtain performance enhancing drugs.

• With 83 players invited to big league camp, plus coaches, the Yankees have literally run out of double-digit numbers. Retired numbers aren’t used, even during spring training, and so a few guys are doubling up this year. The Yankees assigned each duplicate number to a pitcher and a position player, which should make it a little easier to tell them apart. I’ll try to get a full roster, with numbers, typed up tomorrow.

No. 87 — C Francisco Arcia and RHP Corey Black
No. 88 — OF Tyler Austin and LHP Juan Cedeno
No. 89 — 1B Greg Bird and RHP Preston Claiborne
No. 90 — SS Cito Culver and RHP Nick Goody
No. 91 — OF Adonis Garcia and RHP Shane Greene
No. 92 — OF Slade Heathcott and RHP Tom Kahnle
No. 93 — SS Walter Ibarra and RHP Bryan Mitchell
No. 94 — 1B Luke Murton and RHP Mark Montgomery
No. 95 — OF Ronnier Mustelier and RHP Zach Nuding
No. 96 — SS Addison Maruszak and LHP Vidal Nuno
No. 97 — 2B Jose Pirela and RHP Mike O’Brien
No. 98 — 1B Kyle Roller and RHP Kelvin Perez
No. 99 — OF Rob Segedin and RHP Branden Pinder

Associated Press photo

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24 Responses to “Monday night notes and links: Yogi not attending spring training”

  1. Nick in SF February 11th, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    I think I was until you come here, and do not blame that was not affected by what you say others ? Ichiro

  2. Jerkface February 11th, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Babelfish Ichiro is very wise

  3. blake February 11th, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    @JonHeymanCBS: hearing stubbs is the #indians most likely ouftield trade bait. the #mets need to line up there.

  4. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 11th, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    Makes me sad to think Yogi won’t be at ST.

    :(

  5. Rich in NJ February 11th, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    Tim Kurkjian thinks the Yankees will win 86 games. It’s not like that’s nuts.

  6. Nick in SF February 12th, 2013 at 12:21 am

    It may not be possible with a non-combat. Not support the practice of the instant judgment, ? Ichiro

  7. Rich in NJ February 12th, 2013 at 12:25 am

    He’d make a good GM.

  8. sammiejohnson February 12th, 2013 at 12:46 am

    “He’d make a good GM.”

    Kurkjian or Ichiro?

  9. Cashmoney February 12th, 2013 at 12:47 am

    random thoughts… how many catchers in MLB history has had five 100 walks seasons in their career, I came cross this while looking at Mickey Tettleton’s career numbers. 7 seasons with 95 walks and more… not too shabby for the oklahoma native.

  10. Cashmoney February 12th, 2013 at 12:48 am

    more useless and random thoughts, who hit em farther… Rob Deer or Dave Kong Kingman?

  11. Rich in NJ February 12th, 2013 at 1:02 am

    Ich…

    Or a manager.

  12. Rich in NJ February 12th, 2013 at 1:04 am

    Kingman was a freakin’ nut. He sent a live rat to a woman reporter in some sexist act of defiance. That’s punch in the face material, but he was kind of big.

  13. Bronx Jeers February 12th, 2013 at 7:19 am

    Watching a game from 1995 on YES. Paul ONeill had 8 RBIs. It was on Aug 31st so I guess it’s got playoff implications. Anyway Showalter had Mariano up and throwing in the 3rd inning of game they were winning 7-0 because Sterling Hitchcck loaded the bases.

    Compare that to Girardi.

  14. 86w183 February 12th, 2013 at 7:41 am

    Stubbs could be a good fit for the Yanks as a RH hitting OF.

    He has power and does strike out a ton, but he’s also got a career OPS of .821 versus LHP.

    Does Adam Warren get you Stubbs?

  15. 86w183 February 12th, 2013 at 7:49 am

    Watching a game from 1995 on YES. Paul ONeill had 8 RBIs. It was on Aug 31st so I guess it’s got playoff implications. Anyway Showalter had Mariano up and throwing in the 3rd inning of game they were winning 7-0 because Sterling Hitchcck loaded the bases.

    ************************************************************************

    Career game for Paulie w/ 3 HR, but the Yanks were way out of it…. 14 or 15 games so no post-season implications for them. Mike Stanley also homered. Bob Wickman and Steve Howe pitched out of the pen.

  16. blake February 12th, 2013 at 7:51 am

    “Does Adam Warren get you Stubbs?”

    I kinda doubt it….but if he’s available the the Yanks should try and get him if the price is reasonable….he’d basically give them 4 guys that can play CF and as mentioned he does hit LHP well and still may have some upside and is controlled through 2015

  17. austinmac February 12th, 2013 at 7:53 am

    Stubbs is a terrific outfielder who can’t hit. Probably better than Diaz and Rivera.

  18. Bronx Jeers February 12th, 2013 at 7:58 am

    Career game for Paulie w/ 3 HR, but the Yanks were way out of it…. 14 or 15 games so no post-season implications for them.

    ————

    I always thought that that Game 5 in Seattle was just a nightmare. What did Scrooge call it? A bit of undigested food?

    Please don’t tell me 96′ was just a dream.

    :smile:

  19. blake February 12th, 2013 at 8:00 am

    Stubbs can’t hit RHP but he can hit lefties and has power and can steal bases….

    He hit .319 with a .418 OBP vs LHP in 2011

  20. pkyankfan69 February 12th, 2013 at 8:01 am

    Also, if Gardner or Ichiro got knocked out for the whole year Stubbs could step in full time and battle Grandy for team lead in K’s!…. That would be quite the exciting race!

  21. blake February 12th, 2013 at 8:08 am

    He’s probably a lot better and more versatile than Diaz or Rivera….question is price though…..they might just keep him and platoon him themselves if they can’t get a decent pitcher for him

  22. blake February 12th, 2013 at 8:09 am

    pkyankfan69 says:
    February 12, 2013 at 8:01 am
    Also, if Gardner or Ichiro got knocked out for the whole year Stubbs could step in full time and battle Grandy for team lead in K’s!…. That would be quite the exciting race!

    Lol…yes….however he also can play a good CF and he steals 30 bases. He’d be a good platoon option and give them depth in CF….

  23. pkyankfan69 February 12th, 2013 at 8:21 am

    blake February 12th, 2013 at 8:09 am

    Lol…yes….however he also can play a good CF and he steals 30 bases. He’d be a good platoon option and give them depth in CF…
    —–

    On a more serious note I agree… Seems to be a nice fit as a RH 4th OF… If the price is low enough Cash should be all over that.

  24. Ys Guy February 12th, 2013 at 9:45 am

    Bronx Jeers February 12th, 2013 at 7:19 am

    Watching a game from 1995 on YES. Paul ONeill had 8 RBIs. It was on Aug 31st so I guess it’s got playoff implications. Anyway Showalter had Mariano up and throwing in the 3rd inning of game they were winning 7-0 because Sterling Hitchcck loaded the bases.

    Compare that to Girardi.
    ______________________________________________—
    mariano started 10 games that year then got moved the the bp so he was the long-man at that point.

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