Fan Confidence Poll: April 2nd, 2012By
Record Last Week: 3-2-1 (45 RS, 39 RA)
Spring Training Record: 16-11-1 (147 RS, 130 RA)
Spring Training Schedule This Week: @ Marlins (Mon. on MLBN), @ Mets (Tues. on YES/SNY/MLBN), vs. Mets (Weds. on YES/MLBN), Thurs. OFF
Regular Season Schedule This Week: @ Rays (three games, Fri. to Sun.)
Top stories from last week:
- Michael Pineda will start the season on the 15-day DL with shoulder tendinitis. He had some soreness prior to Friday’s start but did not tell the coaching staff or trainers. The Yankees will play it conservatively, unsurprisingly. With Pineda on the shelf, Phil Hughes, Ivan Nova, and Freddy Garcia will follow CC Sabathia and Hiroki Kuroda in the Opening Day rotation.
- Other Injury News: Cesar Cabral has a stress fracture in his elbow and figures to miss significant time. Nick Swisher (groin) and Curtis Granderson (elbow) have returned to the lineup following minor injuries. Minor leaguer Ravel Santana (ankle) is starting to get back on the field as well. Austin Romine (back) suffered a setback. George Kontos has a blister.
- The Yankees claimed Craig Tatum off waivers then outrighted him off the 40-man roster. Russell Branyan was released and re-signed to a minor league deal in a cost-saving maneuver. Jack Cust, Steve Pearce, and Jason Bulger were brought aboard on minor league deals as well. The Astros and Orioles have some interest in Justin Maxwell.
- The Dodgers sold for $2 billion and it could impact the Yankees down the road.
Please take a second to answer the poll below and give us an idea of how confident you are in the team. You can view the interactive Fan Confidence Graph anytime via the nav bar above, or by clicking here. Thanks in advance for voting.