X marks the spot
Bumped into Xavier Nady in the clubhouse downstairs, a sure sign that the position players are trickling in. Derek Jeter and friends are working out for one more day across the street at the Himes Avenue complex before the Alex Rodriguez three-ring circus takes center stage.
If Nady seemed a bit lost, you can excuse him. Remember, this is the X-man’s first spring in camp with the Yankees, having come over in that July trade last year with the Pirates.
Remember how Phil Coke was among the players originally included in that deal, before Pittsburgh decided there was something they didn’t like in his medical reports? It translated to a 0.61 ERA in September with the Yankees.
Whatever was wrong, Coke said, he’s hoping it never gets fixed.
Update 10:36 a.m.: Yankees PR head Jason Zillo just announced A-Rod’s press conference will be at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, in the Andy Pettitte left-field tent here at George M. Steinbrenner Field.