Yanks bring aboard Segovia as a non-roster invitee


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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  1. 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 says:

      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.

  2. 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.

  3. Un Named Yankee Source says:


    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?

  4. Jake H says:

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

  5. 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.

  6. JohnC says:

    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.

  7. Mr.Jigginz says:

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

  8. Mr.Jigginz says:

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

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