Open Thread: 3/14 Camp Notes

Update: X-rays negative after comebacker forces Garcia from game
David Phelps & Spring Training Buzz
(REUTERS/Steve Nesius)

The Yankees lost to the Blue Jays 7-5 this afternoon, and the biggest news of the day was Freddy Garcia’s right hand contusion. Thankfully x-rays came back negative after he got hit by an Edwin Encarnacion line drive. Freddy allowed two runs in three innings, including an Encarnacion homer. Manny Banuelos got roughed up pretty bad, allowing four runs on three hits and two walks in one inning of work. One of those hits was an Encarnacion homer. That guy really did some damage today.

Yankees’ center fielders went a combined to go 4-for-5 today, with Curtis Granderson (pair of doubles) and Dewayne Wise picking up two knocks each. Mark Teixeira also singled to the opposite field off a right-handed pitcher, so hooray for that. Frankie Cervelli, Doug Bernier, and Cole Garner all doubled, accounting for all of the club’s extra-base hits. D.J. Mitchell hit two batters in three otherwise perfect innings, recording four outs with strike three and five others on the ground. Not bad. Here’s the box score and here’s the latest from Tampa.

  • Michael Pineda has changed his between-start routine. He now throws his bullpen session two days before starts rather than three, which is what he did with the Mariners last year and is most comfortable with. Joba Chamberlain, Hiroki Kuroda, Rafael Soriano, Dellin Betances, and Matt Daley all threw their scheduled side sessions today. [Chad Jennings]
  • David Robertson jogged on a treadmill for 30 minutes today and didn’t feel any pain or soreness in his right foot. There’s a pretty good chance he’ll throw a bullpen session this weekend. [Jennings]
  • Nick Swisher left today’s game with minor tightness in his right groin. It doesn’t sound like a big deal though, just a precaution. I’ll worry if we don’t see him for a few days. [Mark Feinsand]
  • George Kontos was scheduled to appear in his first game of the spring this Friday, but he’ll instead throw another round of live batting practice tomorrow and probably get into a game at some point over the weekend. [Jennings]

Here is your open thread for the night. The Nets and Mike D’Antoni-less Knicks are both playing tonight, and MLB Network will be airing some games as well. Talk about whatever you like here, go nuts.

Update: X-rays negative after comebacker forces Garcia from game
David Phelps & Spring Training Buzz
  • j

    How. did DJ get 13 outs in 3 innings?

    • Mike Axisa

      Because I can’t add.

  • Rey22

    Last night I had the most vivid dream about the Yankees trading Granderson to the Marlins for Logan Morrison. It was weird, I was shocked and I checked mlbtraderumors and RAB and lohud and they all had the news and analysis of it. It was incredibly weird. Then I woke up pretty much panicking and went online to check what happened. Thankfully the top transaction in mlbtraderumors was “Astros Sign Landon Powell”. Phew.

    • Rey22

      And in less dramatic fashion I also dreamed Brad Ziegler retired. Random stuff.

    • Gonzo

      A couple months ago I dreamt that the Yankees traded for Tim Lincecum and I had to pick him up at the airport.

      The deal was about to fall through because of the players the Yankees sent over when I picked him up. Weird.

  • Chad Gaudin

    Fantasy question:

    In a 5×5 AL only keeper league, Delmon Young for Colby Rasmus…fair trade?

    • First name only male (Retire 21)

      Not in a keeper league.

  • kenthadley

    I think DJ has been under-rated throughout his entire minor league career. There is something to be said about a good sinkerball pitcher in a park like YSIII. He might provide some value before the year is out. His out-pitch isn’t as devastating as Wang’s, but he’s more of a strikeout pitcher and could be a decent back-end starter or Mendoza type.

    • Countryclub

      Mendoza/Aceves type would be fine by me.

  • Chad Gaudin the Friendly Ghost

    Fantasy question:

    In a 5×5 AL only keeper league, Delmon Young for Colby Rasmus…fair trade?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      not at all.

      • Chad Gaudin the Friendly Ghost

        For the one receiving whom?

        • JobaWockeeZ

          It’s lopsided for even 2012 but the fact it’s a keeper makes the decision a lot easier. Rasmus by far.

          • Chad Gaudin the Friendly Ghost

            I’m assuming you mean receiving Rasmus is better by far?

            • JobaWockeeZ


  • Tyrone Sharpton

    Anyone hearing about this D Howard bullshit? Man im a nets fan but sux following ESPN and broussards stupid sources

    • Gonzo

      Broussard makes me laugh. Not anything against him, I just think he’s funny.

      • Tyrone Sharpton

        guys a moron

  • Gonzo

    Doing my first fantasy draft in 9 years. Where should I start for studying?

    • Matt Imbrogno

      YOUR GUT.

      • MannyGeee

        not sure if serious… but for real, go with what you know. Dont over- or under value players based on laundry (if Carl Crawford falls to you in a late round grab him… and dont reach for DRob or Nova… that kinda shit).

        And dont get a name that you are enamoured with (Grady Sizemore), go for guys who get the job done (Tyler Clippard gets a shit ton of wins for a middle reliever). And dont burn too many calories in late rounds, you can make plenty of adjustments off the waiver wire.

        That kinda stuff and you should be just fine.

    • trust me im smart

      dont be a homer

    • Mike HC

      Espn and Yahoo have good information. is good too. Axisa writes for that site.

      • Gonzo


  • Havok9120

    Sooooooo……Are we seriously looking at the back end of the Red Sox rotation being Bard and Aceves? I don’t pay any attention to other teams in ST, and that floored me when I heard that their “internal options” would probably leave those two as the front runners for the rotation.

    I mean….who’s in their ‘pen besides Melancon? The Experience, Gaudin, Marte, and Scott Proctor? Hyperbole I know but, as much as I think people are underselling the Sox after The Collapse, I’d be pretty concerned if I were a Sox fan and saw Ace and Bard make the rotation.

    • Plank

      They traded for Andrew Bailey too.

      • gargoyle

        Best move they made this offseason. Baffled as to what the A’s got out of it.

        • velocitee

          Billy Beane’s extension.

    • A.D.

      Bard is what gets me, the guy hasn’t made a start since 2007, and he was terrible in A ball at the time

  • Guy

    Question: I read George King’s article this morning about Freddy Garcia getting hit in the hand by a batted ball. Why is it that in every article he writes abouts the Yankees there is always a negative aspect and an underlying sense of glee when something bad happens as it relates to the team? The guy comes off as moron. He should be covering the Mets or something…

  • http://RiverAve.Blues rca lcd tv

    I think he should, he’s already starting to turn this team around. Do you think he’d deserve the coach of the year award if they get to the playoffs?