Monthly Archives: March 2012

In hindsight Pineda trade was not necessary

Count me among the people who thought that Brian Cashman had pulled a heist at the time of the Jesus Montero and Hector Noesi for Michael Pineda and Jose Campos deal. Hindsight is 20/20, but knowing what we know now it makes less sense. The Yankees went on to sign Hiroki Kuroda and Andy Pettitte, Noesi has ...

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What Pineda/Cabral injuries mean to the Yankees roster

The injuries to Michael Pineda and Cesar Cabral certainly change the way the Yankees will plan out there roster. It sorted out the rotation immediately, but it does more than just that. Clay Rapada seems to be the biggest beneficiary as the lone lefty competing for a spot behind Boone Logan. However, manager Joe Girardi did not ...

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Minor League Assigments; Who Got Snubbed?

Josh Norris broke the news about minor league assignments on Friday. It was a good news for some, bad news for others. Ray Kruml and Austin Krum may have been pleasantly surprised by making the Triple-A team as outfielders. There were really no surprises in Double-A Trenton or High-A Tampa. Will Oliver and Wilton Rodriguez were ...

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The Yankees name their starting rotation

With Michael Pineda expected to start the season on the DL with shoulder tendinitis, the rest of the Yankees starting rotation fell into place. CC Sabathia and Hiroki Kuroda are the No. 1 and 2 starters as expected. Phil Hughes will be behind them as the No. 3, and Ivan Nova and Freddy Garcia slide in ...

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Cabral has significant elbow injury

UPDATE: David Waldstein of the NY Times reports that Cabral has suffered a stress fracture to the left olecranon bone which is located on the tip of his elbow. He says there is no timetable for his return at this point, but it seems like that could be a 2-3 month process. TJS isn't necessary. ORIGINAL POST: So ...

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Pineda to the DL with tendinitis

The Yankees got quite a scare yesterday after Michael Pineda complained about shoulder pain following what was by far his worst start of the spring. However, the news isn't so bad this morning. The Yankees are placing Pineda on the 15-day DL with tendinitis in his right shoulder, according to Marc Carig of the Star-Ledger. Compared ...

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Cashman concerned as he awaits Pineda’s MRI results

Michael Pineda pitched yesterday with pain in his shoulder and considering the huge negative impact shoulder injuries often have on pitchers the Yankees are concerned about him as they await MRI results. “I have concern,” Yankees GM Brian Cashman told Chad Jennings of the Journal News. “Any time a pitcher talks about his shoulder I have ...

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Yankees 2012 minor league roster assignments

The Yankees have begun to set their minor league rosters. They won't be completely official until the major league team breaks camp and sends everybody back down, but here is where they are so far. All of these rosters are via Josh Norris of the Trentonian's Minor Matters blog. EMPIRE STATE YANKEES (AAA) PITCHERS: Manny Banuelos, Dellin Betances, Juan ...

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