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The Minors today.

AAA: Alfredo Aceves started and went five scoreless, 5 K. SWB lost 5-2 in 11.  Shane Greene and Preston Claiborne each gave up a run, Fred Lewis and Mark Montgomery combined for three scoreless IP of relief but  Yoshinori Tateyama blew the game. 2 h 2B Jose Pirela. 4 hits for 3B Adonis Garcia & 2 h LF Ronnier Mustelier.

AA:  5-3 win for Trenton. Matt Tracy 5 IP, 2 R, 1 ER.  Pat the switch-pitcher Venditte with two scoreless IP. 2B Rob Refsnyder and 3B Dan Fiorito w/3 h apiece.

High A : Tampa ppd

Low A: Charleston ppd

Saturday’s minors.

AAA: SWB lost game 1 7-1. Zoilo Almonte HR as SWB got only 2 hits. Brian Gordon and Fred Lewis the pitchers.

Game 2: SWB won 2-1 in 8 (DHs in AAA are 7-inning games).  Caleb Cotham 1 R in 5 IP. Matt Daley 1 1/3 scoreless, 4 K.

AA: Trenton lost 3-2; Joel De La Cruz 3 R, 2 ER in 6 1/3.

High A: Tampa lost 7-1. Rey Nunez HR.

Low A: Charleston lost 8-2. Brady Lail 6 R, 5 er in 3 1/3. Mike Ford 3 h. 2b John Murphy (not c  John Ryan Murphy) 2 doubles.

The Minors today.

AAA: SWB had a DH. Two seven-inning games.

Game 1 : SWB lost 3-0, getting just three hits, two by 3B Scott Sizemore. Chase Whitley gave up 2 R in 1 2/3 IP. David Herndon 1 1/3 scoreless and Graham Stoneburner 3 IP, 1 unearned run.

Game 2: SWB won 5-0. Brian Gordon 5 IP, 1 h. Cesar Cabral, Yoshinori Tateyama and Fred Lewis 1/3 each and Jim Miller 1 IP. SS Carmen Angelini 2 doubles and 3 rbi. 3B Zelous Wheeler 2 doubles.

AA: Trenton won 11-5 with an 11-run fourth inning. 3B Rob Segedin a 2-run HR and DH Gary Sanchez a grand slam. Joel De La Cruz 5r, 4 er in 6 1/3.

High A:  Tampa lost 8-5. 3B Eric Jagielo a HR.  Dan Camarena 6 R, 1 ER in 4 1/3.  1B Rey Nunez 2 h, 2 rbi. RF Pete O’Brien 2 h, rbi.

Low A:  Charleston won 4-1.  3 h, 3 rbi for 3B Miguel Andujar. Brady Lail 6 IP, 1 R, Cesar Vargas 2 scoreless IP.

S.T. game 29. Yanks lose to Toronto, 10-6.


For most of 2013, Preston Claiborne was a revelation. From his MLB debut on May 5th, right through Sept. 3, his ERA was 2.74. 38 games, 0-1, 2.74. Solid.

But in his last six appearances, from Sept. 3rd on, he was 0-1, 18.69. That is as ugly as ugly can be.

Today he got no one out and gave up six runs as the Yanks lost to Toronto 10-6. His S.T. ERA is 14.29. It’s safe to say he won’t be making the team.

You wonder if he is healthy. What a dropoff.

For the second day in a row, Joe Girardi pitched a bunch of scrubs as he lines up his rotation to start the season. Scott LeRoux started and gave up 2 R in 3 IP.

Matt Daley got an out, and Fred Lewis, who had an outside shot at the 2nd lefty in the bullpen role, probably blew it by giving up 2 in 2/3 of an inning.

Then Claiborne could not get any one out and gave up six runs.

Jim Miller, Dellin Betances,  Danny Burawa and Yoshinori Tateyama each pitched a scoreless inning. It would be shocking if Betances, who has had a great spring, does not make it.

Carlos Beltran had two hits and 2 rbi.  Kelly Johnson drove in 2 runs.

With Brendan Ryan hurt, Dean Anna and Yangervis Solarte each have a shot at making the team. Solarte was 1 for 1 today, raising his spring average to .459— but he is NOT on the 40 man roster. Anna was 1 for 2 with an RBI and has hit .297 this spring. He IS on the 40-man. Zelous Wheeler doesn’t play SS like the other two can. He has hit .324 this spring.

One scout states that the 40-year-old Ichiro has looked terrible this spring. The Yanks would like to dump him and would pick up part of his salary. If they do dump Ichiro,  Adonis Garcia has hit .419 this spring, and Zoilo Almonte .361.


S.T. Game 26. Yanks beat Twins, 5-4.

Masahiro Tanaka didn’t seem to have his great stuff today, but he still battled as the Yanks won 5-3 over the Twins today.

Tanaka came close to giving up a grand slam, and did give up 3 r in 5 2/3 ip. He gave up 5 h, walked one, hit one and struck out six.

He does seem like a guy who can win without his best stuff. I like what I’ve seen from him so far. You wondered if the hype (24-0, 1.27 in Japan last year) was overblown. This guy looks like he will help and help big. Fred Lewis got the last out in the sixth.

David Herndon pitched a scoreless seventh and Shane Greene a scoreless eighth. Greene struck out the side.

Yoshinori Tateyama gave up a HR in the 9th, but struck out the side..

Scott Sizemore drove in two runs for the Yanks, and Yangervis Solarte got another hit as he tries to make the team what with Brennan Ryan being out with an injury. He went 1 for 1 and is at .471 for the spring. His major competition, Dean Anna, went 1 for 3. Zoilo Almonte went 2 for 4, and Zelous Wheeler was 2 for 3 with an RBI.

The Yanks’ spring record is now 15-9-2.

S.T. Game 24. Yanks edge Boston, 3-2.

There has been rumors that teams looking for pitching and catching are looking at David Phelps and Francisco Cervelli, with the Yanks possibly dealing one or both for infield or bullpen help.

Phelps and Cervelli have done nothing to hurt their trade value this spring, and that continued tonight in the Yanks’ 3-2 win over Boston.

Phelps went 6, giving up 2 R, 4 H, 2 walks and 3 K. Scott LeRoux (1 1/3), Fred Lewis (2/3) and Matt Daley (1) pitched shutout ball over the last three innings.

Cervelli belted a HR, his fourth of the spring, and is hitting .484. Ichiro added a 2-run single.

The win makes the Yanks 13-9-2 this spring.

Best wishes for the Reds’ closer Aroldis Chapman, who was struck in the face by a line drive (off his 99 MPH fastball) last night. He suffered fractures above his eye and in his nasal cavity, and will need surgery to put a plate in. A scary moment.

S.T. Game 22. Yanks “buzz” Boston, 8-1.

Michael Pineda was impressive again today as the Yanks beat Boston 8-1 in a game that was held up for a few minutes because of a swarm of bees.

While the groundskeepers were spraying the bees, Mark Teixeira came out of the Yanks’ dugout holding up a couple of bottles of honey—sweet.

Pineda went 4 1/3, giving up 0 r, 4 H and striking out five. Fifth starter? Heck, he’s been pitching like an ace or #2 this spring.

Alfonso Soriano drove in four runs, three with a HR.

Ichiro had an RBI single, and so did Jeter on an infield hit. Teixeira drove in two with a single.

Brett Gardner went 3 for 4. Francisco Cervelli was 2 for 3, as was Brian Roberts.

David Robertson pitched 2/3 of an inning, giving up a hit but both his outs were strikeouts.

Shawn Kelley pitched a scoreless sixth. David Herndon gave up a run in the seventh, Fred Lewis and Matt Daley finished up with scoreless innings.

The Yanks are now 11-9-2 for the spring.



S.T. Game 17. Banuelos struggles again as Yanks lose 7-3

Manny Banuelos may be healthy, but it will take a while to get back to where he was before Tommy John surgery in Dec. 2012.

The 23-year old gave up 4 runs in 1/3 of an inning of work as the Yanks lost to the Twins 7-3 today. In two outings, Banuelos has given up 7 runs in one inning of work for an ERA of 63.00. Truthfully, after having been out for all of last year and most of 2012, the youngster most likely needs a full season—and maybe two—at AAA.

David Phelps, competing for the #5 starter position, started and gave up two runs in four innings. He struck out four.

David Herndon gave up one run in his inning of work before Banuelos came in and struggled.

Fred Lewis pitched a scoreless inning, Dellin Betances continued his impressive spring with 1 2/3 scoreless innings and James Pazos pitched a scoreless frame.

The first three Yankee batters got hits in the game, and then they didn’t get a hit the rest of the way. They scored all three of their runs in the first inning.  Ellsbury and Roberts doubled for one run, Teixeira singled in Roberts and went to second on the throw, and a couple of groundouts brought Teix home. After that… nothing.

The loss drops the Yanks’ spring training record to 8-7-2.

S.T. Game 14. Yanks, Tigers tie at 7

Hiroki Kuroda wasn’t good today, and the Yanks staged a late comeback to tie the Tigers 7-7 in a 10-inning affair.

The Yanks’ S.T. record so far is 7-5-2.

Kuroda really struggled, going 3 2/3, giving up 6 R, 10 H, 0 walks and 1 K. Chase Whitley went 1/3, scoreless.

Shawn Kelley, Jose Campos, Fred Lewis, and Danny Burawa then each pitched a scoreless inning. Robert Coello gave up an unearned run in his inning of work. Yoshinori Tateyama pitched a scoreless inning.

There are rumors that Francisco Cervelli could be dealt because of the Yanks’ backup C surplus (Gary Sanchez was optioned to AA Trenton today, and the Yanks still have Austin Romine and John Ryan Murphy for backup or AAA). Cervelli hit 2 HR today. He is 8 for 16 for the spring with 3 HR. After being suspended 50 games last year for the Biogenesis thing, I can hear the snickers about his S.T. numbers.

Zoilo Almonte was 2 for 2, including a 2-run HR that tied the game in the bottom of the 9th.

Yangervis Solarte is having an INCREDIBLE spring training. Another hit and his batting average is .632 this spring.

Zelous Wheeler had 2 RBI.

Ervin Santana finally found a home. 1 yr. deal w/Atlanta for $14.1 MM.


S.T. Game 11. Nova, Banuelos shaky in Yanks’ 9-6 win.

Ivan Nova pitched four innings, giving up 3 R on 8 H while striking out five in the Yankees’ 9-6 spring training win today.

Manny Banuelos pitched for the first time in a long time since his Tommy John surgery late in 2012. He had a rough outing, giving up a double, walk and 3-run HR before getting 2 outs. 2/3 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 1 walk and 1 K.

Chase Whitley faced one batter and got the K. Cesar Cabral, Dave Herndon, Fred Lewis and Chris LeRoux each pitched a scoreless inning.

Kelly Johnson hit a 2-run HR for the Yanks. Yangervis Solarte stayed hot, going 1 for 2. Austin Romine and Dean Anna each went 2 for 2. Mason Williams drove in 2 runs.

The Yanks’ spring record goes to 7-4.