Feb
16

Yanks invite five more to Spring Training

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Via Marc Carig, the Yankees have invited five more players to Spring Training: RHP D.J. Mitchell, RHP Ryan Pope, RHP Dustin Moseley, 1B Jorge Vazquez, and 1B/3B Brandon Laird. Obviously, Moseley is the new name here. The 28-year-old spend the last four years going up-and-down for the Angels, though he missed most of last season with an elbow strain. His peripherals (5.3 K/9, 12.3 H/9) don’t exactly portend success in the AL East, but there’s no harm in inviting him to camp.

Apparently the Yankees aren’t too bothered by Laird’s arrest last month, which is a bit surprising considering they basically benched George Kontos for over a month when he got pinched a few years ago. Here’s the list of original invitees.

Categories : Asides, Spring Training

43 Comments»

  1. Moesley, IIRC, was close with Adenhart, no?

  2. Rose says:

    [Father Guido Sarducci takes the stand]

    “We are gathered here in-a Central Park today…to find the Ryan Pope’s wallet. Ryan’s Pope was-a in Central Park and-a lost his wallet…I’m-a promise you who find Ryan Pope’s wallet a special mass…for finding it in Central Park…Thank You.”

  3. Interesting in re: Laird. The details about his arrest are pretty ugly too.

  4. J.R. says:

    Getting in a brawl with your brother at a sporting game is hardly the end of the world.

    And from some of his brother’s comments it seems like there was a big misunderstanding.

  5. Andy in Sunny Daytona says:

    For his Facebook status, DJ Mitchell just posted that he was on his way to Tampa. So it’s confirmed.

    I need a life.

  6. Obviously, Moseley is the new name here. The 28-year-old spend the last four years going up-and-down for the Angels, though he missed most of last season with an elbow strain. His peripherals (5.3 K/9, 12.3 H/9) don’t exactly portend success in the AL East, but there’s no harm in inviting him to camp.

    The only harm would be if he gets his sticky little fingers all over ARods twenty six hundred dollar pants.

  7. Chip says:

    Wow, apparently the Yankees are really high on DJ. This year will be very interesting for him.

  8. Where will Mitchell start the year, AA?

  9. Wait a second. P&C report date is 2/17, right? That’s tomorrow. Why does the spring training countdown say “2 more sleeps”?

    ONLY ONE MORE SLEEP!

  10. Christos says:

    What happened with Kontos?

  11. Via Marc Carig, the Yankees have invited five more players to Spring Training: RHP D.J. Mitchell, RHP Ryan Pope, RHP Dustin Moseley, 1B Jorge Vazquez, and 1B/3B Brandon Laird.

    Somewhere, Chris Malec sheds a single tear.

    To quote a handsome, ravishing, large-penised polymath who’s pretty much always on the ball:

    tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada says:
    February 8th, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    … That leaves this as the presumptive Scranton AAA team:

    Scranton (AAA):
    C-Jesus Montero 1B-Juan Miranda 2B-Reegie Corona SS-Eduardo Nunez 3B-Kevin Russo LF-Colin Curtis CF-Reid Gorecki RF-Greg Golson DH-Jorge Vazquez
    Bench (4)
    Mike Rivera, Chris Malec, Jon Weber David Winfree
    Rotation (5)
    Kei Igawa, Zach McAllister, Ivan Nova, Romulo Sanchez, Jason Hirsh
    Bullpen (7)
    Jon Albaladejo, Edwar Ramirez, Mark Melancon, Boone Logan, Royce Ring, Kevin Whelan, Amaury Sanit

    Everybody thus likely ticketed for Scranton is currently either
    A.) Already on the 40-man (Miranda, Corona, Nuñez, Russo, Golson, Nova, Sanchez, Albaladejo, Ramirez, Melancon, Logan, or
    B.) a STNRI (Montero, Curtis, Gorecki, Rivera, Weber, Winfree, Igawa, McAllister, Hirsh, Ring, Whelan, Sanit)

    … except:

    Chris Malec and Jorge Vazquez.

    Vazquez and Malec are both advanced in age (they turn 28 in March and August, respectively) and neither are great shakes in the field. For an older minor league guy who’s bound for AAA, I’d imagine that not getting an STNRI at this point has to portend poorly for said player’s future with the org.
    http://riveraveblues.com/2010/.....ent-770126

    How astute, Tommie. Can’t say I disagree with you. You hit the nail on the head. Gentleman and a scholar. A well endowed scholar, at that.

    No love for the Malec man. How sad.

  12. [...] Marc Carig of the Star-Ledger (props to RAB), the Yankees have invited D.J. Mitchell (RHP), Dustin Moseley (RHP), Ryan Pope (RHP), Jorge [...]

  13. [...] Spring Training non-roster invitees don’t normally amount to anything. The Yankees have invited dozens over the years, only to see them spend the year in the minors, or, if they have an out clause, catch on with another organization. Even the ones who do head north with the big league team, like Morgan Ensberg in 2008, don’t always stick around all season. The Yankees have invited a pair of former high draft picks to camp, 2002 first rounder Royce Ring and 2003 second rounder Jason Hirsh, and yesterday announced that they’d also bring along 2000 first rounder Dustin Moseley. [...]

  14. [...] Yanks invited five more players to camp, including Dustin Moseley as a non-roster player. Chad Gaudin and Sergio Mitre are the two [...]

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