Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Yankees Spring Training is Here!

Today is the official reporting day for pitchers, catchers and injured players. This is also the day that Girardi will make his annual "State of the Yankees" address. There will certainly be some interesting questions asked, including ones about Gardner in center field, the Alex Rodriguez story, among others. Also, this is the final year of Joe Girardi's contract with the Yankees. There will likely be a question asked to Joe about the status of his contract, but Girardi knows the Yankees policy and will comply by saying that his contract will get taken care of after the conclusion of the season.

Derek Jeter ran on a treadmill yesterday for the first time since his surgery. Jeter is expected to field more grounders today, as well as ranging to his sides. Jeter is coming along quickly, and expecting him to be the Yankees shortstop on Opening Day in 48 days will likely happen.

Lastly, many other questions will be answered through the duration of Spring Training including who will fill the final spot in the rotation, how the bullpen will be structured without Rafael Soriano and who will split DH time with Travis Hafner.

Happy Spring Training Day! I am looking forward to this season and a wealth of new posts throughout the duration of the season. Hope you come along for the ride with me.

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