They'll Be in Triple Digits Soon

The Yankees have 15 retired numbers and about 65 people in camp, it’s really not out of the realm of possibility that they could have somebody wearing no. 100 on their back some spring training in the future. Especially because Yankee fans seemed to have unofficially retired certain numbers (21 and 51 among others).

If you can’t tell by now, this is a post about jersey numbers. Pitchers and catchers started yesterday and with it came the announcement of the new players and non-roster invitee’s numbers.

Via Chad Jennings of the Journal News, here they are:

New additions
Greg Golson, 61
Curtis Granderson, 14
Jamie Hoffmann, 73
Nick Johnson, 27
Boone Logan, 48
Javier Vazquez, 31
Randy Winn, 22

Minor league free agents
Reid Gorecki, 66
Dustin Moseley, 40
Royce Ring, 47
Mike Rivera, 12
Zach Segovia, 70
Marcus Thames, 38
Jon Weber, 79
David Winfree, 78

New to the 40-man
Reegie Corona, 76
Hector Noesi, 74
Ivan Nova, 75
Eduardo Nunez, 94
Kevin Russo, 77
Romulo Sanchez, 67

Organizational minor leaguer
Wilkins Arias, 90
Jeremy Bleich, 86
Colin Curtis, 98
Grant Duff, 82
Kyle Higashioka, 92
Jason Hirsh, 60
Kei Igawa, 17
Brandon Laird, 97
Zach McAllister, 80
D.J. Mitchell, 72
Jesus Montero, 83
P.J. Pilittere, 85
Ryan Pope, 69
Austin Romine, 84
Amaury Sanit, 93
Jorge Vazquez, 95
Kevin Whelan, 81

Thoughts: How did Mike Rivera snag no. 12? And Kei Igawa is lucky to still have no. 17. Also, Jamie Hoffmann has no. 73, you’d think if he had a real shot at making the team he might have been given a lower number.

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5 Responses to They'll Be in Triple Digits Soon

  1. Stephen Crociata says:

    Montero with #83 little fun fact on #83… Alfonso Soriano’s first career hit was a walk off HR against the, at the time, Devil Rays…and since he was a September call up he had a high number and that number was 83.

  2. Are you sure about Soriano? YankeeNumbers.com has no record of him wearing 83 during the regular season.

    http://yankeenumbers.com/playerslist.asp?x_Lname=soriano&z_Lname=LIKE%2C'%25%2C%25

    It’s possible that there might be an error, but numbers over 60 or 65 aren’t usually issued outside of spring training unless someone explicitly requests them.

    • Stephen Crociata says:

      I could have sworn it was 83 (i was young lol) but i just checked and he wore 53…but it actually seems like he was wearing 58 when he hit that walk off HR…like u said it may have been spring training where i saw him wear 83…thanks for that

  3. Mike S. says:

    There are a couple of players who have plaques in Monument Park but whose numbers were not retired. I can think of three in particular. Red Ruffing wore #15 (retired for Munson), Allie Reynolds 22 and Lefty Gomez 11.

  4. Tim says:

    I thought Thames would be wearing number 18 since that’s the number he wore when he was a Yankee. 22 makes sense for Winn, but I was thinking he would go with 12 instead. which makes me ask the question about mike rivera as well. how did he snag 12? o well lol