Yanks bring aboard Segovia as a non-roster invitee

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This isn’t breaking news, but we’ve yet to address it here. The Yankees have invited righty reliever Zack Segovia to Spring Training as a non-roster player. He’s appeared in just nine big league games over the last three years, and even his minor league numbers aren’t all that impressive. There’s no harm in inviting a guy to ST, and if anything he’ll be someone Triple-A Scranton manager Dave Miley could run out there every day to take the pressure off the younger arms in the bullpen.

Yep, it’s that kind of morning.

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  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

    Theory #1: Segovia will join the Scranton rotation, freeing up Kei Igawa to be moved to the bullpen where he can begin training to be a middle reliever, coming in in high-leverage situations to get out tough lefties.

    Theory #2: Segovia will be Jesus Montero’s personal BP pitcher, keeping his swing in homertastic shape all year long.

    • Steve H

      With regards to theory #2, I hear the Yankees are cloning Pedro circa-2000 to be Jesus’ personal BP pitcher. The Yankees’ brass want to see if that Pedro can contain him to 9 HR’s out of every 10 swings. All I can say is good luck Pedro.

  • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

    This is just proof that if enough readers email us the same piece of non-news over and over again, we’ll post it just to stop getting emails about it.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

      Hey Ben, did I ever tell you about how I got ripped?

      Only took me 4 weeks, too. I’ll email you and tell you all about it.

  • Un Named Yankee Source

    via..MLBTR

    FRIDAY, 8:04am: Ankiel can earn up to $500K in incentives this year, tweets Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports.

    THURSDAY, 10:58pm: The Royals reached an agreement with outfielder Rick Ankiel on a one-year, $3.25MM deal, tweets Yahoo’s Tim Brown. The contract has a second-year mutual option worth $6MM. Back on December 10th, ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick tweeted that Scott Boras wanted three years and “big money” for Ankiel, but ultimately he settled for an unsurprising contract. Ankiel also drew interest from the Cubs, Pirates, and Red Sox this winter.

    ..if Boras can get that deal for Ankiel, he must think he can get what? $5 million for Nady and $10 for Damon? What on earth is KC doing to the marketplace? or is Ankiel really worth that deal?

    • mustang

      Your off topic but I doubt your going to get in trouble on this thread.
      LOL

      • Un Named Yankee Source

        Thanks, ….had no idea where else to put this!

        • Colombo

          In the “Submit a tip” box on the right. Or ignore it, bc it has nothing to do with the Yankees.

          Two options. One better than the other.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

      What on earth is KC doing to the marketplace?

      Answer: They’re Kansas City.

      • mustang

        Hey the Mets are up to something I bet you they get Sheets.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

          It makes a ton of sense.

          However, combining Sheets’s injury luck and the Mets’ injury luck is a recipe for disaster. If Ben Sheets signed with the Mets, I’d expect him to be dead within the hour.

          • Steve H

            He’d probably sign the contract, stand up to hold up his new jersey and impale himself with the pen.

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

              The Onion Sports article practically writes itself.

              “Sheets signs with Mets, dies”

              • Steve H

                I thought the Onion only did satire?

                • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

                  Well played.

                • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

                  [Golf clap]

          • mustang

            LOL…. your on fire today ate your Cheerios I see.

            They need to make a big signing the way they been losing guys to other teams.n It’s so sad.

          • jsbrendog officially approves signing Fernando Tatis (and is with CoCo)

            i could see it being the exact opposite, where the two balance each other out and he is the only one that stays healthy and wonders what happened to his life when he is the #1 ahead of ponson, redding, niese, and some guy named pitcher #56

        • mustang

          Yep, Sheets check out trade rumors get your black suits ready boys looks like we are going to a funeral.

      • Steve H

        Anytime you can add a guy coming off a season with a .285 OBP, you have to do it.

        /Dayton Moore’d

        • JGS

          why haven’t they gone after Bengie Molina?

          • Steve H

            Heh. Scary thought. It would have made more sense than signing Jason Kendall.

      • A.D.

        Dayton Moore: You’re move Mr Minaya

        • JGS

          well, Cerrone tweeted this morning that the Mets were close to something…

        • JGS

          nope, its Matthews–career 93 OPS+, just two seasons of over 100 games played and over 100 OPS+, and due $11M this year

          your move, Dayton

    • radnom

      Mutal options are essentially meaningless, unless there is a buyout if the team declines so this is pretty much a 1 year 3.25 M deal.

      Not exactly destroying the market. Why do you think Nady is worth more than Ankiel? I say he gets a lesser contract, and this doesn’t alter what I thought Damon’s range currently is.

      • jsbrendog officially approves signing Fernando Tatis (and is with CoCo)

        nady didnt play last yr, ankiel did, even tho mostly poorly. so youre right, in no way or on no planet is nady worth >>>>>> money than ankiel at this moment in time

    • jsbrendog officially approves signing Fernando Tatis (and is with CoCo)

      oaktag

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

      Can you please not post off-topic? We really don’t ask much.

      • JohnC

        Just sign Reed Johnson. He hits lefties very well, and is the best candidate still out there to platoon with Gardner.

  • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

    It’s bad when this is news. Man I can’t wait for pitchers and catchers to report.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

    Would you say I’m correct in saying that, out of all our STNRIs, Segovia has the smallest chance of actually making it onto a roster somewhere come the end of camp?

    Weber, Gorecki, Rivera, Ring: they all have a good chance to make the Scranton roster and wait around for emergencies.

    I can’t see Segovia actually making the Scranton squad. Not with Igawa, McAllister, Nova, Romulo, and Hirsh in front of him.

    • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

      He has no shot. He’s competing against the winningest pitcher in Scranton HISTORY…

    • jsbrendog

      that’s what i don’t get. what is the point? someone to wow the ST ticket buyers during the 7th-9th innings?

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

        Well, just because he has little to no chance of actually making a roster doesn’t mean we shouldn’t bring him in on an STNRI.

        There’s no harm in seeing if we hit the lotto. Stranger things have happened.

        • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

          The Mets won 2 World Series. It’s a crazy world.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

            Yes, but that was a completely different era. No way to compare it.

            • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

              Everything was loosey-goosey.

              They’ll get back to you after they gather information.

              Still waiting

      • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

        Well if every other viable candidate with a pulse dies we stick him on our roster for a day until Cashman can buy/trade for some cheap bullpen arm with limited potential.

        It’s a longshot, but plane crashes do happen. (Anybody else watch the Seinfeld where George asks Keith Hernandez “You know, what I don’t get, with all that air traffic by the ML teams, how come you never hear about plane crashes?)

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

          KEITH HERNANDEZ?!?!??!??!

          • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

            I’m Keith Hernandez

    • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

      Hirsh

      You made that name up.

      /Francesa’d

  • JohnC

    Did anyone else hear that the Yanks re-signed that SS prospect whose deal was voided becuase he lied about his age? His name was Damian Arrendondo, supposedlt 16 years old. He’s actually 18, and his name is now Fernando Perez. His suspension ended last week, and the Yanks quickly resigned him, so he is a Yankee.

    • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

      I say we combine the names. Welcome Fernandien Peredondo, who has an average age of 17.

      • jsbrendog

        i chuckled

    • Reggie C.

      Can you provide some linkage?

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

      Daddy likes.

  • Mr.Jigginz

    Chad wrote an article about Segovia on LoHud about a couple weeks ago…http://yankees.lhblogs.com/201.....vite-list/

  • Mr.Jigginz

    Whoops…well,now you know where to go,lol.

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