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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.

Yankees moves.

With Robertson DL’d,

Joel Sherman@Joelsherman147m

Talked to Cashman who said will call up either LH Cesar Cabral or RH Shane Greene who opened eyes in camp, to fill DRob roster spot

Yanks trade Eduardo Nunez to Twins for a LHP (minor leaguer).

Joel Sherman@Joelsherman138m

acquired LHP Miguel Sulbaran from the Minnesota in exchange for INF Eduardo Nunez.

Sulbaran is 20, LHP and went 9-4, 2.96 in A ball last year (27 games, 20 starts).

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.

Game 5. Yanks offense still missing in 4-0 loss.

Michael Pineda pitched well, David Phelps didn’t and the Yanks’ offense was non-existent again in a 4-0 loss to Toronto today.

Pineda went 6, 1 R, 5 H, 0 walks and 5 k. Except for CC’s first two innings in the opener, the starters have done well the first time through.

Vidal Nuno faced one batter and walked him. Phelps came in and got through the seventh, but gave up two HR (3 for the season already) and let the game get away. Phelps 2 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 0 walks and 3 K.

Ellsbury had 3 hits, Cervelli 2 and Solarte 2, but the Yanks were 1 for 11 with RISP.

The Yanks are still looking for their first HR of the season. Soriano is now 0 for 16.

Heard some Nunez (who has been DFA’d) for Ike Davis (who the Mets want to trade) talk. I’m still surprised that Stephen Drew is out there. Shouldn’t the Mets go for him over Nunez? …. and as for the Yanks, if Teix is out long-term, wouldn’t Kendrys Morales (free agent and still out there) be a better option than Ike Davis?

Game 4. “T” time. Tanaka wins. Teix hurt. Yanks win.

Tanaka did well, but Teix got hurt, in the Yanks’ 7-3 win tonight. The Yankees are now 2-2.

Tanaka gave up a HR on his 3rd MLB pitch–to Melky.

The Yanks did get two in the top of the first. Tanaka struggled early but settled in.

7 IP, 3 R, 2 ER 0 walks and 8 K.

Teix was hurt. Strained hammy. More on that in a bit.

Thornton (2/3), Betances (1/3 but struggled) and Robertson finished up for Tanaka.

Ellsbury had a good night, 3 for 4, a walk and 2 SB. Yangervis Solarte had 2 hits and 3 RBI. Ichiro had 3 more hits, and 2 for Kelly Johnson.

Roberts, Soriano and Jeter had the day off before Roberts had to enter the game due to Teixeira’s injury.

Gardner had 2 h, rbi. The Yanks had 16 hits.

They are still looking for HR #1 for the season.

As for what would happen if Teix gets DL’d…..

1) Nunez is DFA’d meaning the Yanks have 10 days (a few have passed) to ship him down, trade him or release him. The Mets are shopping Ike Davis. SS Ruben Tejada of the Mets stinks—worse than Nunez. Maybe a Nunez for Davis swap?

2) Russ Canzler is the SWB 1B. Bring him up?

3) The option I prefer. Move McCann to 1b. Cervelli at C. Bring up Romine or Murphy. It may save McCann over time.

But sheesh. Teix out for a few weeks already?

 

Yankees rained out. Team set. Nunez sent down.

The Yanks were  rained out today, and end spring training at 17-12-2.

The team is now set to begin the season. Eduardo Nunez has been sent down to AAA and Yangervis Solarte has made the team.

C-McCann and Cervelli

INF-Teixeira, Roberts, Jeter, Johnson, Anna, Solarte

OF-Gardner, Soriano (mostly DH), Ellsbury, Beltran, Ichiro

SP-CC, Kuroda, Nova, Tanaka, Pineda

RP-Phelps, Warren, Nuno, Betances, Kelley, Thornton, Robertson

Lineup looks like Ellsbury, Jeter, Beltran, McCann, Teixeira, Soriano, Gardner, Roberts and Johnson.

The surprise is Gardner seventh. You think he would be 9th to give the Yanks him and Ellsbury back-to-back speed on the basepaths when the lineup turns over.

But according to Jack Curry of YES:

On Gardner batting 7th, not 9th: He had 51 extra base hits last yr so smart to get him to plate sooner, even if its only few extra at bats.

Also,

Yankeesource@YankeeSource 20m

Gardner in 110 career PA in the 7th spot in lineup has hit .337/.417/.467

Masahiro Tanaka won the James P. Dawson award as the best rookie in camp.

 

S.T. Game 30. CC’s last tuneup a good one. Yanks win 4-2.

CC Sabathia threw four shutout innings in his final tuneup before he starts Tuesday on Opening Day vs. Houston. The Yanks beat the Pirates, 4-2.

As I predicted yesterday, Preston Claiborne did not make the team. He’s being sent down to AAA.

After CC’s four innings, Dellin Betances, Adam Warren and Vidal Nuno each pitched a scoreless inning. David Phelps gave up 2 R in 2/3 of an inning, and Cesar Cabral pitched 1 1/3 scoreless. It looks as if Nuno and Cabral are the two left for a “second lefty out of the bullpen” job.

Ichiro, who one scout yesterday described as awful this spring training, woke up with 3 hits, scored two runs and drove in another. Eduardo Nunez had three hits and an RBI. Zoilo Almonte was 3 for 3 with an RBI.

Nunez, Anna, and Solarte all started. Two of the three will make the team, what with Brendan Ryan being put on the DL. Manager Girardi wanted to get a good look at all three today. While Nunez got three hits, both Anna and Solarte went 0 for 4.

Mark Teixeira is down to .091 this spring.

 

 

 

S.T. Game 20. Tanaka impresses again in Yanks’ 7-4 win.

Masahiro Tanaka impressed again today as the Yanks beat Atlanta 7-4 in the Tampa portion of their split squad games.

Tanaka pitched 4 1/3, gave up 1 R, 3 H, 2 walks and struck out six. The run was on a wind-blown two-out double. Matt Thornton gave up a run in 2/3 of an inning.

Shawn Kelley pitched a scoreless inning. Shane Greene gave up a run in his two innings of work (striking out four) and Dellin Betances gave up a run in his one inning of work.

A two-run double by Brian McCann, two wild pitches and an error helped the Yanks score six in the fifth.

Ichiro Suzuki and Ramon Flores each had two hits and an RBI, and Eduardo Nunez had two hits.

 

S.T . Game 13. Nats edge Yanks, 3-2

Neither team hit much, just 9 hits in the game, but Washington edged the Yanks 3-2 in spring training action today.

CC was shaky. 3 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 2 walks and 3 K. After that, the Yanks’ bullpen was superb, giving up 0 runs on 1 hit.

Matt Daley, Jim Miller, Dave Herndon and Cesar Cabral each pitched a scoreless and hitless inning. Brian Gordon gave up a hit in his scoreless inning.

The Yanks managed just four hits. Brett Gardner drove in a run with a SF, and Dean Anna drove in another after an Eduardo Nunez triple.

Yangervis Solarte had another hit and is now hitting .611 for the spring.

 

S.T. Game 8. Rays edge Yanks 5-4.

Tampa Bay beat the Yanks today 5-4 to drop the Yanks S.T. record to 4-4.

To show you how much S.T. means, consider this. Chase Whitley is 0-2, 18.00 and Robert Coello 0-2, 48.60 for the Yanks. There are your losses. Both had a very slim shot to make the team. You can consider that shot gone now.

Adam Warren started and gave up 1 R in 2 1/3.  Dellin Betances, who does have a shot to make the team, followed with 1 2/3 scoreless innings.

Coello then came in and stunk, giving up 4 R in 1/3 of an inning and taking the loss. Matt Daley pitched 2/3 scoreless. He was followed by Yoshinori Tateyama, who pitched two scoreless innings and Jim Miller, who tossed a scoreless frame.

Brett Gardner drove in two runs, and Eduardo Nunez was 3 for 3. Russ Canzler and Kelly Johnson each had an RBI. Yangervis Solarte had another hit and is 8 for 12 for the spring.

Masahiro Tanaka is scheduled to start and go three innings for the Yanks vs. the Phils tomorrow (1 p.m., MLB). Alfonso Soriano and Mark Teixeira are scheduled to get into a game for the first time this spring. Soriano has been battling the flu, and Teix is coming off that wrist injury that cost him almost all of last season.