Yankees hit the the highway for Jupiter
The Yankees have departed Tampa for their longest road trip of the Grapefruit League schedule, rolling across the state to visit the Cardinals and the Marlins in Jupiter, Fla. They’ll face St. Louis this afternoon and Miami tomorrow, marking a rare overnight stay as the Yankees explore what life is like on Florida’s Treasure Coast.
As for me, considering the way the body count has been piling up in camp, maybe it’s best for my self-preservation that I’ve followed Mariano Rivera’s lead and traveled back to New York for the weekend.
Yes, there’s a snow storm approaching town, but there’s also a black cloud hovering over the Yankees with this flood of injuries to guys like Curtis Granderson, Brian Cashman and now Mark Teixeira. Hopefully both of those systems clear up in the next few days. Absolutely no one needs any more dates with an X-ray machine or an MRI tube.
Matthew Leach (@matthewhleach) will be handling your Yankees coverage for the two exhibitions in Jupiter, while Adam Berry (@adamdberry) is on the scene for any activity that will be taking place at the George M. Steinbrenner Field complex. Keep your eyes peeled to Yankees.com, give them follows on Twitter and play nice.
Also, in addition to all of the Yankees coverage we’ve been compiling from camp, you might want to click over to the New York Daily News this morning. Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner sat down for a lengthy Q&A with the tabloid, and it’s well worth your time.