Quick hits: Jorge looking good, Swisher day to day


Just a couple of notes to hold you over until the chat at 2:

  • The coaching staff is impressed with Jorge Posada’s arm strength. From Mark Feinsand: “I feel good about it, I do. And last night’s the best I felt, because of what I saw,” Girardi said. “When he threw it, I went, ‘wow.’ That’s the expression I used when I looked at Tony (Pena). He said he felt great, and that was really positive.” Hey, we’re looking for any bit of positivity about Posada we can find. His ability to catch will mean a great deal to the Yanks this season (as we’ve said roughly 18 billion times this winter/spring). Jorge will catch for the second day in a row today, a big test for him.
  • According to Joe Auriemma at YES, Nick Swisher is day to day with a bruised lower calf. It doesn’t sound serious at all, just a regular bump/bruise in Spring Training. I don’t think it will affect his competition with Xavier Nady for the right field job.
Categories : Spring Training


  1. frits says:

    Ahh, little link to the YES network eh? I see what you did there…

  2. Swisher on Twitter last night:

    “don’t know what the point of wearing a shin guard is if I keep fouling balls of the part that isn’t covered. Now that is impressive. Great”

    • Trish says:

      I had to laugh when I read that. I was at the game last night–my dad conveniently just moved to the area–and saw him go down. He hit it off his leg so hard he almost did a back flip and he was limping for a while afterwards.

  3. Brian says:

    In other news, the Yankees sent out their “Ticket Opportunity” emails. Despite having already dropped crazy money on Stub Hub tickets, I was informed that I will be allowed to buy MORE tickets online next week.


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