2013 Season: 85-77 (637 RS, 671 RA, 77-85 pythag. record), didn’t qualify for playoffs
Top stories from last week:
- In a surprising twist, Alex Rodriguez dropped his lawsuits against MLB, the players’ union, and Bud Selig. He will accept his record 162-game suspension and not show up to Spring Training next week.
- Injury Updates: Derek Jeter (leg) has started taking live batting practice and fielding ground balls at shortstop. Mark Teixeira (wrist) has started facing live pitching in batting practice. Scott Sizemore (knee) feels good as he works his back from a torn ACL and Manny Banuelos (elbow) is completely ready to go.
- Stephen Drew wants a multi-year deal with an opt-out clause after the first year, but the Yankees still do not seem interested. A third base option came off the board when Jeff Baker signed with the Marlins. New York is not among the teams pursuing Suk-Min Yoon.
- The Yankees have renovated part of the minor league complex in Tampa and added a statistical analyst to the player development staff.
- Banuelos may be used out of the bullpen as soon as this season. The Yankees signed right-hander Cole Kimball to a minor league deal.
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