Four more headed to minor league camp


Via Bryan Hoch, the Yankees sent Eduardo Nunez, Reegie Corona, Jorge Vazquez, and Brandon Laird across the street to minor league camp earlier today. The send downs of Nunez and Corona are significant, because it leaves only Kevin Russo as competition for Ramiro Pena and the utility infielder’s spot. Russo is pounded the ball in camp, but he can’t match Pena’s defensive wizardry, and there’s something to be said for being the incumbent. I’ll be surprised if someone besides Ramiro heads north as the backup infielder, barring injury.

Categories : Asides, Spring Training
  • JMK the Overshare’s Mystique and Aura

    Catwoman’s got that shit on lockdown. I like Russo as a contact hitter, but Pena’s ability to legitimately play SS gives him the edge.

  • Nostra-Artist

    Ahhhhh..this must be what Feinsand Tweeted about this afternoon. J.Vasquez getting demoted and M. Rivera getting hurt.

    • Drew

      That was one of the dumbest things I’ve seen a writer do, which says a lot. Any twitter followers that don’t follow the Yanks like us probably have no idea who Mike Rivera is. When they saw M. Rivera, they probably flipped.

      • Nostra-Artist

        Oh come on, He was just having a little fun. It was clever.

      • Benjamin Kabak

        I thought it was hilarious, but then again, we’ve ran some pretty perverse April Fools stories around here.

        • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size
          • Benjamin Kabak


            That one was good because it, you know, later came true.

            And then last year’s rings a bit too familiar this year.

            • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

              Ooooh, The Man With 33 Fingers left a comment in that thread!

              (wastes a few minutes ogling miscellaneous soft round feminine asses)

              • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

                FACT: Floppy from Argentina is not floppy. FACT.

            • bexarama

              OMG, that Clemens one is PRICELESS. Hah!!

              I will not fall for the post this year like I fell for the Scout X post. I will not.

              • bexarama

                also awesome: in the Pettitte/Igawa one (IT PHYSICALLY HURT ME TO WRITE THEIR NAMES SO CLOSE TOGETHER), it appears someone is *defending Igawa*. Also, Bo is making derogatory statements about how unfunny the post is.

  • themgmt

    Not many meaningful innings to be logged at ss.

  • Accent Shallow

    Maybe when Pena hits puberty, he’ll gain some power.