First, in case you haven’t heard, tonight’s 60 Minutes includes an interview with Biogenesis chief Anthony Bosch, who says he personally injected Alex Rodriguez with banned substances several times. Should be a must-see for anyone who’s not completely burned out on the whole A-Rod saga. 60 Minutes airs at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.
Second, the Yankees have added another option to help fill the hole at third base, agreeing to a minor league deal with Scott Sizemore. The 29 year old has big league experience at second and third, but his career .881 Triple-A OPS hasn’t fully translated in the majors — he’s hit .238/.328/.381 in the big leagues — but he’s been pretty good against lefties, hitting .272/.357/.422. Could be a legitimate platoon option, or simply minor league depth.
Perhaps more important: Ken Rosenthal hears that the Yankees have decided not to offer another major-league deal to a free agent infielder. Could have a lot to do with the options still available. Aside from Stephen Drew — who may prefer a guaranteed shortstop job — the rest of the free agent infielders bring considerable uncertainty, and eventually a minor league deal might be enough to sign one of them. Seems to fit with Mark Feinsand’s report late last night that Mark Reynolds only has a minor-league offer on the table from the Yankees.