Minors Links: Mattingly, Pilittere, Paniagua, More

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Open Thread: Spring Training Broadcasts

Got some random minor league notes cluttering up with browser with extraneous tabs, so let’s dump them all here…

  • The Yankees signed Preston Mattingly (Don’s son) earlier this offseason, and yesterday he spoke to Kevin Kernan about his father, his upbringing, stuff like that. Preston isn’t much of a prospect despite being a first round pick back in the day, so he’ll just fill out the High-A Tampa roster this summer.
  • Long-time organizational catcher P.J. Pilittere will be part of the coaching staff for the Rookie Level Gulf Coast League Yankees this year. The move isn’t much of a surprise if you read Mike Ashmore’s piece on Pilittere last August.
  • Remember Juan Carlos Paniagua? The Yankees signed him for $1.1M last spring, but he was later suspended and had his contract voided due to falsified documents. He’s now trying out for the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks, so I guess MLB isn’t planning on reinstating him anytime soon.
  • The Yankees signed right-hander Andury Acevedo and catcher David Remedios. Acevedo spent 2007-2010 in the Pirates’ farm system as an infielder, but apparently the Yankees are putting him on the mound. Remedios is a Cuban defector and is most notable for having an 85-minute at-bat on Christmas Eve a few years ago.
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Raiding the A's
Open Thread: Spring Training Broadcasts
  • JonS

    An 85 minute at bat is epic. Even more so, he struck out on 3 pitches. lol

  • http://twitter.com/rebeccapbp Rebecca

    85 minutes?!

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Now why isn’t there a YouTube video of this guy standing in the batter’s box for 85 minutes set to Christopher Cross? Someone get him a new agent.

  • Parth

    85 minutes?! WOW

  • Steve (different one)

    Remidios is Spanish for Gardner

  • Slugger27

    i don’t understand the 85 minute at bat. whats the point of the delay if hes going to inevitably throw anyway? why is taking 85 minutes before pitching preferable to pitching right away? either way the games under protest.

    its obvious im missing something