The LoHud Yankees Blog

A New York Yankees blog by Chad Jennings and the staff of The Journal News

Monday morning notes: Eovaldi slowed by sore groin

Tweet Late last week, Nathan Eovaldi was running with the team when he felt minor tightness in his left groin. He was scheduled to throw live batting practice the next day, so he went to the trainers to have the groin wrapped as a precaution. The team took it a step further, cancelling the live […]

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Video: Refsnyder working on patience and timing at third base

Tweet Taboola Home/Section Front Player Three days. That’s all the time Rob Refsnyder has spent at third base, and those “days” were really just a few minutes of ground balls and instruction during the past week of spring training. It’s far too early in the process to know whether his transition is going to work. […]

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Players association offers little clarity on Chapman situation

Tweet As executive director of the MLB Players Association, former first baseman Tony Clark makes the rounds in spring training. He stops by every big league camp to talk to players about recent issues — anything from the upcoming CBA negotiations to the new sliding rules at second base. When he’s finished talking to the […]

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Ivan Nova still trying to earn his keep in Yankees camp

Tweet There are 31 pitchers in Yankees camp this spring, and none has been with the organization longer than 29-year-old Nova. He was signed out of the Dominican Republic in 2004, made his big league debut in 2010, and he will be a free agent this winter. Still, it seems the Yankees aren’t entirely sure […]

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Sunday workouts set: Severino to start Wednesday’s spring opener

Tweet Joe Girardi today announced his starting pitchers for the first few Yankees spring training games. Wednesday: Luis Severino Thursday: Ivan Nova Friday: Bryan Mitchell Why those three? “Guys that are ready,” Girardi said. ” Worth noting that Severino threw live batting practice on Friday, meaning he will have four days off before he pitches […]

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Video: Raccoon on the loose in Yankees camp

Tweet Taboola Home/Section Front Player Just finished talking to MLB Players Association director Tony Clark. I’ll have full comments later, but the basic takeaway regarding a possible Aroldis Chapman suspension is this: Anything and everything seems to be on the table. Whether he can participate in spring training, whether he can play during an appeal, […]

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Sunday morning notes: Lindgren ready to show what he’s learned

Tweet It’s been more than eight months since Jacob Lindgren gave up a Camden Yards home run to Caleb Joseph and wound up sent down to Triple-A the very next day. His seven-game cup of coffee had not gone as planned. Lindgren had allowed four walks and three home runs in seven innings — those were the […]

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Scouting report on Mateo: “That batch of tools that he has is pretty rare”

Tweet Taboola Home/Section Front Player Spent a little bit of time this afternoon watching Jorge Mateo take ground balls at shortstop. Afterward, I asked one of the Yankees talent evaluators to explain what he sees when he watches Mateo play shortstop. What physical tools make the Yankees — and most of baseball, it seems — […]

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Saturday workout notes: Mitchell, Gardner, German, Tanaka, Mateo

Tweet The Yankees are testing a couple of young infielders at second base. They have six starters for five rotation spots. They have to pick a backup catcher. There’s one spot relatively wide open on the bench. The bullpen has plenty of openings and plenty of candidates. All of that has been discussed quite a […]

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Saturday morning notes: German says setback involved nerve, not ligament

Tweet In his first year back from Tommy John surgery, pitching prospect Domingo German was sent for MRI after he felt some discomfort in his elbow during a bullpen session on Friday. Through a translator, German said this morning that he still doesn’t know the full results of that MRI, but he’s confident the issue […]

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