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 announcement, Derek Jeter said he intends to retire following the 2014 season. “Last year was a tough one for me,” he said in a statement. “As I suffered through a bunch of injuries, I realized that some things that always came easily to me and were always fun had started to become a struggle. The one thing I always said to myself was that when baseball started to feel more like a job, it would become time to move forward.”
- Spring Training officially opened as pitchers and catchers reported to Tampa on Friday. Joe Girardi discussed a number of topics in his opening press conference, and so far Masahiro Tanaka has acclimated himself well. CC Sabathia is down to 275 lbs. and Mark Teixeira is slowly working his way back from wrist surgery.
- The Yankees remain uninterested in Stephen Drew but they reportedly inquired about Ervin Santana recently. Bench option Emilio Bonifacio signed a minor league deal with the Cubs.
- The Yankees signed both Dean Anna ($500k) and Vidal Nuno ($504k) to one-year contracts for the 2014 season.
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