Dec
15

Yanks invite Prior, six others to Spring Training

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Isn’t it a little too early to announce Spring Training invites? Either way, the Yankees officially announced the Mark Prior deal today, inviting him and six others to major league Spring Training. Right-handers Brian Anderson and Buddy Carlyle join lefties Andy Sisco and Neal Cotts, and the other two are new to the organization: infielder Doug Bernier and catcher Gustavo Molina. Bernier spent the 2009 season with Triple-A Scranton, putting up a weak .263 wOBA while playing all over the infield. Molina, no relation to the catching Molinas brothers, is a Triple-A lifer that’s failed to crack a .300 wOBA at the level in four of the last five seasons. Both Bernier and Molina are minor league filler, just warm bodies to fill out Scranton’s roster and play late in Spring Training games.

Categories : Asides, Spring Training

17 Comments»

  1. Over/Under: 1.0 innings pitched for the Yankees by Mark Prior in 2011.

  2. Doug says:

    Sorry, Mike, but Randy Choate is not going to another one as he just signed with the Marlins

  3. Plank says:

    Somewhat related:

    The Yankees have finalized their AAA coaching staff.

    http://blogs.thetimes-tribune.com/yankees/?p=7573

  4. Wood/Prior 7-8 inning bridge to Mariano FTW!

  5. Plank says:

    Can Prior opt out if he doesn’t make the ML roster after a certain point?

    • I’d imagine it is in the contract, as with most minor league contracts as far as I know. Though, if I was Prior I’d stay on a minor league team as long as possible before I either get injured again, or am released by the Yankees. He’s not going to get many more opportunities, so it’s either the minors or Indy ball.

  6. Andrew says:

    Choate signs with the Marlins….bummer

  7. Ethan says:

    How many Brian Andersons are there in baseball?

  8. Ethan says:

    (Oh wait it’s same failed former White Sox outfielder. n/m)

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