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The Yankees have engaged in discussions with free agent Bill Hall about a possible utility role, the New York Daily News reported.
Citing a person with knowledge of the situation, the newspaper reported that Hall is considering “a couple of teams.” The Yankees would likely only offer Hall a Minor League contract with a chance to make the club in Spring Training.
Hall, 32, batted a combined .211 last season with the Astros and Giants. The Yankees currently have Eduardo Nunez and Ramiro Pena in line as bench candidates who can play multiple infield positions and some outfield.
Here are some quick updates on Yankees players currently active in winter leagues (statistics current as of Thursday):
IF Jorge Vazquez is batting .320 (24-for-75) in 19 games for the Tomateros de Culiacan of the Mexican Pacific League. He is tied for first in the league with six homers and ranks second with 21 RBIs. He has hit safely in nine consecutive games and is batting .423 (11-for-26) with runners in scoring position.
IF Ronnier Mustelier is batting .390 (16-for-41) with two homers and five RBIs in 10 games for the Phoenix Desert Dogs of the Arizona Fall League. He has hit safely in seven consecutive games.
RHP Chase Whitley has posted a 2.13 ERA in nine relief appearances for the Phoenix Desert Dogs of the Arizona Fall League, allowing three earned runs in 12 2/3 innings with three walks and 11 strikeouts.
RHP Hector Noesi is 1-1 with a 3.38 ERA in three starts for the Tigres del Licey of the Dominican Winter League. He started and earned the win in his last start on Oct. 29 at the Gigantes del Cibao, allowing an unearned run and four hits in six innings (one walk, five strikeouts).
RHP Preston Claiborne is 0-1 with a 1.00 ERA in nine games for the Phoenix Desert Dogs of the Arizona Fall League. He has not allowed a run in eight consecutive relief appearances (8.0 IP, 6 H, 3 BB, 5 K).
IF Ramiro Pena has appeared in one game for the Tomateros de Culiacan of the Mexican Pacific League, going 1-for-4 with a double.
Downloadable PDF courtesy of the Yankees: Minor League Report – Winter Leagues – 11.3.11
ST. PETERSBURG — It’s possible (though not likely) that two Yankees could make their Major League debut at Tropicana Field tonight.
Brandon Laird, called up yesterday after Ramiro Pena‘s appendectomy, is finally active after a flight delay forced him to arrive late yesterday. On Tuesday, it was lefty Steve Garrison who was called up from Double-A Trenton to take the place of righty Sergio Mitre, who’s battling a bacterial infection but was placed on the DL because of shoulder tendinitis.
More on all that soon, but here are the lineups prior to what most will agree is a very important start for Bartolo Colon …
Pitching: RH Colon (6-5, 3.47 ERA)
Pitching: RH Jeremy Hellickson (8-7, 3.21 ERA)
Some links from last night …
* Patience a virtue as Yanks edge Rays
* Jeter passes Kaline on career hits list
* Hurt corner: Pena to DL thins Yanks at 3B
* Yankees Notebook on Chavez and the Trade Deadline
* Yanks hope Colon has tossed aside concerns
(Sorry there was no blog yesterday — technical difficulties.)
TORONTO — This should be interesting.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi chose Sunday as the day he’d shake up his lineup and give a few more guys a break from the field surface here at Rogers Centre. So, what we have is quite the afternoon delight — Eduardo Nunez fielding grounders at shortstop, Jorge Posada catching his throws at first base, and an all-turf field surrounding them.
Derek Jeter has the day off, Mark Teixeira is in as the designated hitter and Ramiro Pena gets his fifth start of the season at third base. But all our eyes will be on Phil Hughes, who makes his second start since returning from the disabled list.
Pregame, the Yankees switched outfielders, with lefty hitter Chris Dickerson returning and right-handed hitter Greg Golson being sent down to the Minor Leagues with the Yankees facing more righties in the coming days.
Still no Jose Bautista (ankle) for the Jays.
Here are your lineups …
Pitching: RH Hughes (0-2, 10.57 ERA)
Pitching: RH Carlos Villanueva (5-1, 2.99 ERA)
From the Game Notes …
* The Yankees are 34-18 (a .654 winning percentage) since May 17, marking the second-best record in the Majors over that stretch. Only the Red Sox (35-16) have a better mark since then.
* New York is a Major League-best 27-5 in day games this season. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the only team to win at least 27 of their first 32 day games in a season was the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1955.
* Nunez has driven in 16 runs this season, eight of which have tied the game or given the Yankees the lead.
And here are some links from yesterday …
* CC stifles Blue Jays for 14th win
* Yankees Notebook, with stuff on Soriano, defense, Jeter and (of course) signs
* Hughes out to build on modest return
* Yankees reportedly one of many teams interested in Ubaldo
* Alfonso Soriano to the Yankees?
Major League Baseball has approved the Yankees’ request to replace the injured Melky Cabrera on the World Series roster with infielder Ramiro Pena.
The 25-year-old Cabrera suffered a slight strain of his left hamstring while running out a sixth-inning groundout in Game 4 of the Fall Classic on Sunday and manager Joe Girardi said he was “very limited” on Monday, as the Yankees look to defeat the Phillies and finalize their first title since 2000.
MLB postseason rules provide that injured players can be replaced during the World Series if the severity of the injury, as determined by MLB, is such that it would require a disabled list assignment during the regular season. Had this been the regular season, Girardi said that Cabrera would have been out of action for “maybe a couple of weeks.”
“He had an outstanding year,” Girardi said. “I thought he grew up a lot this year, he matured as a player and became dangerous from the right side as well as the left side. He did so many good things for us. He was the start of the walk-off hits, really. It’s unfortunate.”
Via the New York Post’s George King comes this tidbit: the Yankees will haze their rookies tomorrow as they depart Safeco Field en route to Anaheim. The theme of this year’s dress-up disaster: the campy 1960s ‘Batman’ TV series.
King reports that Mark Melancon will be dressed as Batman. Catwoman will be played by Ramiro Pena and Mike Dunn will be dressed as The Riddler. Video coordinator Anthony Flynn will be in Robin garb and massage therapist Lou Potter will don The Penguin’s clothes. Radar gun operator Brett Weber will be The Joker.
CC Sabathia is taking the ‘cast’ to dinner in California, as Jason Giambi used to do. Last year’s hazing took place in Boston, when the youngest Bombers had to walk out of Fenway Park dressed as the Village People after a rainout on the next-to-last day of the season.
In 2007, they walked out of Yankee Stadium dressed as characters from ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ complete with the soundtrack blaring from the clubhouse speakers.
The Yankees have promoted Francisco Cervelli, Ramiro Pena, Mark Melancon, Edwar Ramirez and Mike Dunn as their Sept. 1 callups, according to Chad Jennings of the Scranton Times-Tribune. We’ll have more updates and information from the clubhouse here at Camden Yards.
The Yankees have activated left-hander Damaso Marte and optioned infielder Ramiro Pena to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Joe Girardi said that he believes Marte will be used more situationally than Phil Coke, perhaps to come in and get one tough left-handed batter. He said that the Yankees could go with 13 pitchers until rosters expand Sept. 1.
Repeating from a previous post…
It looks like the Yankees will have a roster move to make today,
finally trimming their pitching staff from 13 pitchers to 12 and
calling up a position player now that Phil Coke’s sinus infection has subsided and Alfredo Aceves is available to pitch.
They want a right-handed bat because the
White Sox are throwing lefties the next three days, so if that move
comes from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, take your pick from Shelley
Duncan, Ramiro Pena and perhaps Austin Jackson if they intend to play
As for a trade? If I had to wager right now, I’d bet against. But never say never.
The Great American Long Relief Battle gets underway this afternoon at Disney World, as Brett Tomko, Alfredo Aceves and Dan Giese will – in that order – try to convince Joe Girardi and the coaching staff that they should be the Yankees’ long reliever.
The idea is that each pitcher will get three innings to showcase his stuff. Tomko has had the best spring of the trio, but he’s coming in at a disadvantage since both Aceves and Giese are on the 40-man roster and had opportunities last season to showcase their wares.
Girardi said that today is “important for all of them” and lauded Tomko’s health after arm surgery last year. All three pitchers are strike-throwers and can pitch multiple innings, and Girardi said that he is not leaning any one way consdiderably.
“That’s probably why it’s so even in my eyes,” he said.
Think the long reliever role isn’t important? Well, first, consider how many starts a guy like Darrell Rasner made last year … and then now think that Joba Chamberlain still has an innings limitation where he may only pitch five innings some games.
In other decisions, Girardi said he plans to meet with his coaches and Brian Cashman either Sunday or Monday to hammer out some other lingering items, including the utility role (Angel Berroa vs. Ramiro Pena) and assorted choices in the bullpen.
“There’s going to be some tough send-downs,” Girardi said. “But that doesn’t mean those guys aren’t going to be up during the season.”
On to the lineups:
NEW YORK YANKEES
Derek Jeter SS
Johnny Damon LF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Xavier Nady RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Melky Cabrera CF
Cody Ransom 3B
Kevin Cash C
Brett Tomko RHP
Jordan Schafer CF
Yunel Escobar SS
Chipper Jones 3B
Brian McCann C
Greg Norton 1B
Matt Diaz RF
Brandon Jones LF
Martin Prado 2B
Jair Jurrjens RHP