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Wednesday morning notes: Waiting for Jeter

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Mar 20, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

No workouts listed for Derek Jeter today. He’s obviously not in the lineup, and he’s not listed in any batting practice groups. Looks like he’s getting a full day off in the wake of yesterday’s stiffness and inflammation.

For today’s game, it’s Eduardo Nunez getting another start at shortstop, and if Jeter’s setback lingers through Opening Day, I have to think Nunez would remain the go-to fill-in. Jayson Nix is obviously available, but the Yankees seem happy with the defensive strides Nunez has made this spring.

Jeter was nowhere to be found in the Yankees clubhouse this morning, so there’s no real update on him just yet. I’m guessing/hoping he’ll talk at some point today so we can get a sense of how his ankle is feeling today. For now, all we know is that today looks like a day off.

• CC Sabathia is pitching at the minor league complex today. He’s going across the street to avoid facing the Red Sox. Vidal Nuno is starting in the big league game.

• Clay Rapada is still limited to playing catch because of bursitis in his left shoulder. He said he’s going to try to throw a flat-ground bullpen of sorts this weekend. The Yankees have acknowledged that there’s a chance Rapada won’t be ready to open the season.

• Center field prospect Mason Williams is up for the day. He’s scheduled to play center field off the bench.

• Speaking of the outfield, Addison Maruszak gets a turn in right field today. The utility infielder hasn’t played much outfield in his career, but he has some experience out there — as well as at catcher — and will get out there today. Ronnier Mustelier is also returning to the outfield this afternoon.

• Joba Chamberlain is scheduled to pitch for a second straight day.

• Phil Hughes is throwing a side today.

Second string: C Bobby Wilson, 1B Dan Johnson, 2B Corban Joseph, SS Gil Velazquez, 3B Jose Pirela, LF Ronnier Mustelier, CF Mason Williams, RF Addison Maruszak

Scheduled relievers: Dave Robertson, Joba Chamberlain, Cody Eppley, Mark Montgomery, Josh Spence

• As expected, the Red Sox aren’t exactly bringing their A team
RED SOX
Brock Holt 2B
Daniel Nava 1B
Jackie Bradley Jr. CF
Mauro Gomez DH
Mike Carp LF
David Ross C
Ryan Sweeney RF
Drew Sutton 3B
Jose Iglesias SS

LHP Felix Doubront

Associated Press photos

 
 

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41 Responses to “Wednesday morning notes: Waiting for Jeter”

  1. blake March 20th, 2013 at 9:28 am

    maybe Mason will play

  2. ac1 March 20th, 2013 at 9:30 am

    Sweeny Murti ?@YankeesWFAN 6m

    Facing LH today: Youkilis 3B, Rivera 1B, Francisco RF, Stewart C. Hinting at Opening Day lineup vs Lester??

    ___

    The only way this is possible is if Mustelier doesn’t make the team.
    Would send yet another message to the guys in the minors that the team has ZERO faith in them.

  3. Mike Ri March 20th, 2013 at 9:31 am

    YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUK !!!!! —– nice late round sleeper in Fantasy Baseball !

  4. ac1 March 20th, 2013 at 9:38 am

    Please tell me Stewie is NOT going to start over Cervelli…
    Cervelli has some upside at least.

  5. blake March 20th, 2013 at 9:38 am

    “YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUK !!!!! —– nice late round sleeper in Fantasy Baseball !”

    he’s kinda one of those guys that’s both a sleeper and a bust candidate depending on where he’s drafted and what the expectations are….Ive liked how he’s swung the bat this spring but everything depends on him staying healthy…..

  6. Tackelberry March 20th, 2013 at 9:41 am

    ac1 March 20th, 2013 at 9:38 am
    Please tell me Stewie is NOT going to start over Cervelli…
    Cervelli has some upside at least.

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    He probably will on Opening Day since CC seems to prefer him as his catcher. But it looks like Cervelli and Stewart will be a catcher by committee tandem with Cervelli catching 3-4 games a week and Stewart getting 3

  7. Tackelberry March 20th, 2013 at 9:46 am

    Opening Day Lineup vs. Lester

    Jeter DH
    Ichiro LF
    Youk 3B
    Cano 2B
    Rivera 1b
    Francisco RF
    NUnez SS
    Stewart C
    Gardner CF

    If Musty makes the team, I’d go

    Jeter DH
    Ichiro LF
    Youk 1B
    Cano 2B
    Rivera RF
    Nunez SS
    Musty 3b
    Stewart C
    Gardner CF

  8. ac1 March 20th, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Jeter DH
    Ichiro LF
    Youk 3B
    Cano 2B
    Rivera 1b
    Francisco RF
    NUnez SS
    Stewart C
    Gardner CF
    ___

    I just dont see how they can make such a huge deal about defense at catcher to the point they let Pierzynski pass them, and then start Juan Rivera at 1B on opening day, injuries or not.

  9. Tackelberry March 20th, 2013 at 9:52 am

    Rivera has actually looked pretty decent at 1B this Spring, but I agree about Pierzynski. Maybe they were turned off by Pierzynski’s bad clubhouse guy reputation, but I’m sure guys like Jeter and Mo would have straightened out those issues quickly

  10. pat March 20th, 2013 at 9:55 am

    craigcalcaterra1h
    Ryan Braun is “MLB’s Public Enemy No.1? This is The Mitchell Report, Part Deux. http://hardballtalk.nbcsports......nemy-no-1/ … via @HardballTalk

    “There are at least 90 baseball players, including Braun, whose names appear in the infamous Biogenesis Clinic records, according to one baseball official with direct knowledge of the investigation. …………..

    In some cases, according to two officials who spoke to USA TODAY Sports but were unauthorized to speak publicly, some players will be granted immunity even if they admit guilt to the use of performance-enhancing drugs. They would have to fully disclose their arrangement with Tony Bosch, former director of the now-shuttered Biogenesis clinic, including any possible involvement by their agents or knowledge of other players who received performance-enhancing drugs from him.”

  11. Against All Odds March 20th, 2013 at 10:00 am

    I had a feeling there would be some steroid news. It was too quiet for there not to be.

  12. DONNYBROOK March 20th, 2013 at 10:04 am

    My late Auction Draft “sleeper” at 3B is Matt Carpentar of the Cards. Also qualifies at 1B & RF, and at some point during the season will qualify at 2B. This guy is ready for a “break out” season.
    The Yankees and the injury reports continue to be telling half the real story time and again. Jeet being scratched yesterday, goes from “some stiffness”, to the operated on ankle actually being “swollen”. Who knows what the degree of swelling is, but there is a hell of a difference from “stiffness”, to having an ankle that you broke a few months back, actually swell-up. This sounds a lot like Pettitte’s “not having a set-back”, when his broken leg swelled-up during his rehab. I’m Not even gonna get into the TEX BS.

  13. mick March 20th, 2013 at 10:04 am

    Rivera will not be protecting Cano , Youk will.
    Cano 3rd Youk 4th.

  14. DONNYBROOK March 20th, 2013 at 10:09 am

    I still say the Yankees are reluctant to annoint Cervelli their 1st string catcher, with the MLB Roid Sword dangling over his head.

  15. mick March 20th, 2013 at 10:12 am

    They have no 1st string catcher.

  16. Tackelberry March 20th, 2013 at 10:13 am

    How bout Fernando Rodney as MO’s successor? He’s a free agent next year, and I think Hal’s 189m plan will not play out, especially when he sees that the savings won’t be anywhere near what he thought they’d be. His fastball is mid nineties, but his changeup has become a devastating pitch. Don’t know if the Rays will ante up what it will take to keep him. THoughts?

  17. ac1 March 20th, 2013 at 10:20 am

    Rodney?
    I am still hoping we can replace him in house with Robertson.

  18. Against All Odds March 20th, 2013 at 10:22 am

    It depends on what Rodney would be looking for? Outside of Mo no one makes a ton of money

  19. Tackelberry March 20th, 2013 at 10:22 am

    According to Josh Norris on twitter, Chien Ming Wang is back with the Yanks. Anyone able to confirm that?

  20. Shame Spencer March 20th, 2013 at 10:22 am

    Hmm.. sounds like they’re just trying to play chicken with the players now that they’re sure they’ll get little to no help from outside investigators. The players will probably not say a word.

    Our opening day line ups don’t look so hot lol.

  21. Against All Odds March 20th, 2013 at 10:23 am

    ac1 March 20th, 2013 at 10:20 am
    Rodney?
    I am still hoping we can replace him in house with Robertson.

    ——————-

    That’s what they will do to be honest.

  22. Shame Spencer March 20th, 2013 at 10:24 am

    Tackelberry March 20th, 2013 at 10:22 am

    According to Josh Norris on twitter, Chien Ming Wang is back with the Yanks. Anyone able to confirm that?

    ——————-

    No other reports have come out yet but I’ve asked Sweeny. Maybe he’ll answer.

  23. DONNYBROOK March 20th, 2013 at 10:25 am

    Rodney will be 37 in 2014. NIX

  24. ac1 March 20th, 2013 at 10:25 am

    According to Josh Norris on twitter, Chien Ming Wang is back with the Yanks. Anyone able to confirm that?
    ___

    Haven’t heard that but that would be great.
    I hope Wang gets back even close to what he was and that would be a huge boost for us.

  25. DONNYBROOK March 20th, 2013 at 10:27 am

    Mitchell granted amnesty and got “talkers”. This is a good path to take, considering that rag of a newspaper “clamed up”.

  26. Salliedogs7 March 20th, 2013 at 10:28 am

    Going to my first spring training game today after moving down here. Go Yanks!!!

  27. DONNYBROOK March 20th, 2013 at 10:28 am

    Yanks desperately need sticks, Not another arm.

  28. DONNYBROOK March 20th, 2013 at 10:30 am

    Judging from that picture above, Jeet has carpal tunnel setting in also.

  29. pat March 20th, 2013 at 10:39 am

    jnorris4272m
    From Newman: Wang is having a tryout later this week. He’ll throw a couple of pens and they will go from there.

  30. Tackelberry March 20th, 2013 at 10:42 am

    DONNYBROOK March 20th, 2013 at 10:25 am
    Rodney will be 37 in 2014. NIX
    __________________________________

    Can’t you picture Rodney shooting arrows into the NY sky from the YS mound in Pinstripes?

  31. Tackelberry March 20th, 2013 at 10:43 am

    DONNYBROOK March 20th, 2013 at 10:28 am
    Yanks desperately need sticks, Not another arm.

    __________________________________

    Can never have too much pitching. Always good to have depth

  32. pat March 20th, 2013 at 10:43 am

    KenDavidoff3m
    Chien-Ming Wang’s agent Alan Chang says they’re talking to a number of teams, including #Yankees. No decision yet. No timetable.

  33. DONNYBROOK March 20th, 2013 at 10:47 am

    Next we are gonna hear the “keys to the kingdom” malarkey. “A bat, a bat, my kingdom for a bat” should be the mantra.

  34. LathamJoe March 20th, 2013 at 10:47 am

    Welcome to the 2013 version of NY Yankees 1965! Awful! Every year I look forward to watching the Bombers in person 4-5 times a season. With the high ticket prices and this putrid lineup, l’ll be hard pressed to travel to Yankee Stadium once this season. Cashman and the non-baseball Steinbrothers have wrecked this great Franchise.

  35. DONNYBROOK March 20th, 2013 at 10:52 am

    - JOE -
    Agree. Hal should be burned in effigy at Every home game. To generate the kinda $$$ this franchise does, and then turn around and serve Yankee Fans this kinda tripe, is an insult to the intelligence of every die-hard Yankee fan. Somebody get-a-rope.

  36. Mike Ri March 20th, 2013 at 10:54 am

    Welcome to the 2013 version of NY Yankees 1965! Awful! Every year I look forward to watching the Bombers in person 4-5 times a season. With the high ticket prices and this putrid lineup, l?ll be hard pressed to travel to Yankee Stadium once this season. Cashman and the non-baseball Steinbrothers have wrecked this great Franchise.

    —————–
    It won’t be that bad …. Grandy comes back soon . . .and Tex will be back in a month and a half (fingers crossed ) .. lol

  37. DONNYBROOK March 20th, 2013 at 10:59 am

    The medical reports have been half-truths, the same can be expected of the proposed return-to-action dates. Why should we expect the Truth?

  38. blake March 20th, 2013 at 11:00 am

    signing Wang could add to their depth and make it easier to move a Nova or Phelps for a bat if the opportunity came about.

  39. ac1 March 20th, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Grandy will be back, but i doubt we see Tex anytime near the schedule we know now.

  40. Carly March 20th, 2013 at 11:01 am

    For me, when the chips are down, and when your team is in 4th or 5th place, that is when you root your hardest. As with every season, I always look forward to my Yankees and consider myself lucky that I began following them when I was a little one. But that’s just me. Everyone needs to root for their team in their own way, which is cool, kind of like my Dad, who is very jaded about the upcoming season. Watching games this season should be very interesting this year in my household.

  41. comet March 20th, 2013 at 11:27 am

    Tex won’t be back this year! OMO!

    Morning Shame. How is life?

    Blake how is the little one?

    Hi there AAO


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