Yankees taking it easy on Boone Logan (and his elbow) early in camp

Derek Lowe willing to pitch out of the bullpen
Open Thread: 2/15 Camp Notes

Via George King: The Yankees are taking it easy on left-hander Boone Logan — who had his elbow wrapped yesterday — early in camp. “We are being cautious with him,” said pitching coach Larry Rothschild. “We have decided to slow him down and make sure he catches up before we give him too much.”

Logan, 28, threw a career-high 55.1 innings in a league-leading 80 appearances last season. He really ramped up the use of his slider in 2012, throwing the pitch 51.4% (!) of the time compared to 35.5% in 2011 and 31.3% from 2006-2011. Logan has never been on the DL and outside of a sore shoulder during winter ball back in the day, he hasn’t had any arm problems. Throwing a ton of breaking balls tends to get the elbow barking though, so it’s good to see they’re being cautious. The Yankees have plenty of left-handed relief depth and Logan will be a free agent next winter.

Derek Lowe willing to pitch out of the bullpen
Open Thread: 2/15 Camp Notes
  • Govin

    For a second there I thought he was injured, good to hear its just the Yankees being cautious.

  • trr

    Is there anybody we’re NOT taking it easy on early in camp?

    • jjyank

      All the guys that showed up early?

    • Havok9120

      Phelps, apparently. Dude is already throwing to batters.

  • jjyank

    Gotta keep the Boone-tang fresh.

  • Slappy McWaterbug

    I thought Spence was gone (he’s on the org chart in that link).

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      He cleared waivers and remained with the team, just not as a 40-man roster player.

  • http://www.twitter.com/matt__harris Matt :: Sec110

    keep him healthy as trade bait.