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Wednesday morning notes: Heathcott makes spring start (with video)

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Feb 27, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Because the Yankees met with the MLBPA this morning, clubhouse access has been limited. I’ll try to make these notes fairly quick.

We’ll start with a quick video of Slade Heathcott taking batting practice. He’s getting his first spring start this afternoon, and the game is a good chance to get a look at him because YES Network is broadcasting.

• Phil Hughes said he’ll continue doing pool workouts “at least the next couple of days.” He’s still not sure when he’ll start throwing, but he said his back feels fine. He’s just waiting for the green light from doctors, and he’s clearly getting anxious to start throwing so that he’ll be ready for the start of the season. “Every day is a day lost,” he said.

• As expected, Kevin Youkilis is not in today’s lineup. Also as expected, he said he feels “perfectly alright.” He was told to simply take swings with a light fungo bat today. “If they let me play tomorrow, I’m totally in for playing tomorrow,” Youkilis said.

• Mark Teixeira said he’ll play tomorrow and Saturday before leaving Sunday to join Team USA for the World Baseball Classic.

• J.R. Murphy had a big game yesterday — home run and a double — but his parents missed it. They decided to not drive to Clearwater because of the bad weather. Murphy said he’s naturally hoping there will be more big games for his folks to see.

• Mark Montgomery is scheduled to make his spring debut today. Tom Kahnle is also scheduled to pitch today. Those are two of the organization’s top relief prospects. Easier to get excited about those two than about seeing Cody Eppley, who will also get an inning today.

• Vidal Nuno, Ivan Nova, Corey Black and Bryan Mitchell threw bullpens today.

Today’s second string: C Francisco Cervelli, 1B Kyle Roller, 2B Jose Pirela, SS Cito Culver, 3B Walter Ibarra, LF Ramon Flores, CF Adonis Garcia, RF Tyler Austin, DH Kyle Higashioka.

Today’s scheduled relievers: Cody Eppley, Matt Daley, Tom Kahnle, Francisco Rondon, Mark Montgomery, Josh Spence, Preston Claiborne.

• Mariano Rivera, CC Sabathia, Matt Tracy and Shawn Kelley will throw either batting practice or sim games tomorrow. Jose Ramirez, Adam Warren and Andy Pettitte will throw bullpens tomorrow.

• Tomorrow is a split squad situation, with most of the big leaguers staying in Tampa.

Tomorrow’s travel squad:
Pitchers: Dellin Betances, Corey Black, Shane Greene, Brett Marshall, Zach Nuding, Mike O’Brien, Kelvin Perez, Ryan Pope
Catchers: Francisco Arcia, Francisco Cervelli, J.R. Murphy, Austin Romine
Infielders: Greg Bird, Cito Culver, Walter Ibarra, Corban Joseph, Luke Murton, Jayson Nix, Eduardo Nunez
Outfielders: Zoilo Almonte, Tyler Austin, Matt Diaz, Ramon Flores, Adonis Garcia, Melky Mesa

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20 Responses to “Wednesday morning notes: Heathcott makes spring start (with video)”

  1. Jerkface February 27th, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    Oh awesome Montgomery and Dylan Bundy going to pitch today

  2. Rich in NJ February 27th, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    I would love to see Heathcott force his way on to the roster later this season.

  3. blake February 27th, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    will the game be on MLBnetwork today? or just online?

  4. PacoDooley February 27th, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    Will be interested to see Betances tomorrow. Really hope he can get it together and not end up as another tall pitcher that cannot locate his pitches. We’ve seen too many of them flame out recently.

  5. blake February 27th, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    Lets say youre the Orioles….and the Marlins call and offer you Giancarlo Stanton for Dylan Bundy and Manny Machado…..what say you?

  6. Jerkface February 27th, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Looks like the mets are on MLB network today.

    Are both the split squad games going to be televised I wonder?

  7. austinmac February 27th, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    Blake,

    I would so that deal if I ran the O’a.

  8. Jerkface February 27th, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    Just checked, BOTH games will be on mlb.tv tomorrow! What am I gonna do!??!

  9. Jerkface February 27th, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Bundy is such an awesome talent… really a #1 potential ace guy, that is a tough deal. A potentially big bat 3Bman and a #1 for Stanton…

    Real interesting. I think I’d take Stanton.

  10. blake February 27th, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Very difficult deal….I think I would probably do it though as pitching prospects bust all the time and Machado while awesome….may never be as good as Stanton already is. Tough call though…..would do it from the Marlins POV….it’s harder from the Orioles.

  11. blake February 27th, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    sometimes MLBNetwork will replay the game later in the day….maybe they will this one……this is by far the spring game I’d most want to watch so far.

  12. RadioKev February 27th, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    blake February 27th, 2013 at 12:27 pm
    Lets say youre the Orioles….and the Marlins call and offer you Giancarlo Stanton for Dylan Bundy and Manny Machado…..what say you?
    ———-

    I’d stand pat. More control years with those two. Both are very high upside. One’s a potential ace and one is a potential elite short stop. Let the chips ride.

  13. Rich in NJ February 27th, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    I’d take Stanton.

  14. Tackelberry February 27th, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    today’s game is on YES. Will be replayed tonight at 10

  15. UnKnown February 27th, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    The replay on MLB Network for this game is 1AM central time in the Midwest.

  16. Shame Spencer February 27th, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    For anyone that has YES, the game will definitely be replayed at 10pm.

  17. LGY February 27th, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Dickerson has a .269/.354/.424 line vs RHP in 505 career PAs. Yes, it’s spread out over 5 seasons but those are pretty good numbers and a decent amount of PAs.

    I hoped last year they would give him the job over Ibanez and given how much time Ibanez had to spend in the field I think Dickerson may have been more valuable.

    They was really no compelling reason to DFA him and honestly while Dickerson may be a 4A player I’ve struggled for a couple years trying to figure out why the Yankees never gave him a shot to at least be part of a platoon when injury/opportunity arose.

    He would be a good guy to have around right now and could surprise if given the opportunity.

    Kinda like our old friend Justin Maxwell…

  18. blake February 27th, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    “I’d stand pat. More control years with those two. Both are very high upside. One’s a potential ace and one is a potential elite short stop. Let the chips ride.”

    Can’t say your wrong…..Id probably take the 23 year old already star but it’s real tough because I love Machado and Bundy is a stud

  19. Rich in NJ February 27th, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    Axisa:

    Ivan Nova and his 4.41 ERA in 62 career starts is in camp competing for a rotation spot this spring while Joba and his 4.18 ERA in 43 career starts is not. Think about that. Nova has gotten 19 more starts (and counting!) to prove himself than Joba.
    __

    Messed up.

  20. jmills February 27th, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    Anybody down there got dual citizenship? You all might know by know, Russell Martin took off at the last hour; and to think I was pulling for him to win a WS as a Canadian on your team. I’m sorry you guys didn’t get it done, but I am ever so happy he is gone from your midst and has nothing.

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