2009 Season Record: 103-59 (915 RS, 753 RA), won AL East by 8 games, finished with the best record in MLB by 6 games, won 27th World Series
Top stories from last week:
- The Yankees released their list of Spring Training invitees this week, headlined by Jesus Montero. Speaking of, Montero has been working out at first base, but that doesn’t mean he’s abandoning catcher.
- Marcus Thames was brought in on a minor league contract to provide some righty power, and it turns out that Randy Winn‘s contract is cheaper than originally thought.
- Just like everyone else, Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, and Joe Girardi will have to wait until after the season for contract extensions.
- The Yankees are reportedly looking a Cuban shortstop Adeiny Hechevarria.
- Phil Hughes will have some form of innings restriction in 2010, however the Joba Rules are dead.
- Brett Gardner is working on his bunting, while hitting coach Kevin Long is working with Nick Johnson.
- Low-A Charleston has a new hitting coach.
- Longtime trainer Gene Monahan is sick and will miss his first Spring Training in nearly half a century. Get well soon, Gene.
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