Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez will re-join the Yankees and will be a minor league Spring Training pitching instructor. Hernandez told ESPN New York on Tuesday he was planning on spending the next couple of weeks at the minor league camp to help the young pitching prospects.
Hernandez played a key part in the World Series run from 1998-2000, going 8-1 in the postseason. His overall record in the playoffs is 9-3.
— It’s a fairly quiet day for the Yankees as they prepare for the first night game of Spring Training. As a matter of fact, it’s so quiet, none of the pitchers threw a bullpen session. As a result, Mark Teixeira won’t face any live hitting until tomorrow.