2013 Season: 85-77 (637 RS, 671 RA, 77-85 pythag. record), didn’t qualify for playoffs
Spring Training Games This Week: vs. Florida State (Tues.), @ Pirates (Weds.), vs. Pirates (Thurs. on YES, MLBN), @ Tigers (Fri.), vs. Phillies (Sat. on YES, MLBN), @ Blue Jays (Sun. on MLBN)
Top stories from last week:
- In an out of nowhere move, the Yankees signed Brett Gardner to a four-year extension worth $52M. The deal includes a $12.5M club option ($2M buyout) and covers the 2015-18 seasons. The team has not had any extension talks with David Robertson, however.
- The Yankees are done signing Major League free agents, but they did ink Andrew Bailey to a minor league contract with a club option for 2015. He is not expected to return from serious shoulder surgery until August or September.
- Injury Updates: Alfonso Soriano (flu) has missed the last few days of workouts. Tyler Austin (wrist) has some nagging soreness and has been shut down. Slade Heathcott (knee) has not yet started baseball activities following offseason surgery. Nik Turley (arm) and Jim Miller (calf) had some tightness and are day-to-day.
- The Yankees had Cuban infielder Aledmys Diaz and right-hander Ordisamer Despaigne in camp for a private workout, but they are not planning to offer a contract to either player.
- Soriano is considering retiring following this season. He wants to see how the summer goes and how he feels physically before making a decision.
- Masahiro Tanaka and Gary Sanchez both appeared on Baseball America’s list of the top 100 prospects in the game.
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