Saturday news and notes: 3/23/13

Greetings, Yankees fans.

I’m going to be up front with you, I actually slept through most of today’s game so I don’t actually know what happened other than the final score (10-6 Tigers) and that Cody Eppley got the loss.

I also know that Derek Jeter was the DH in a Minor League game so he saw no action in the field. And judging from his at bats – he finished 0-4, he didn’t see much action at the plate either. But at least, he felt good afterward.

Someone who didn’t feel so well today was Brett Gardner who was ill from something he ate last night. Apparently, he was throwing up but managed to play five innings. Good thing it’s just a stomach bug and not an injury because the Yankees have more than enough of those to go around.

Some quick notes:

In case you missed the hullabaloo, MLB is going full steam ahead in its pursuit of the Biogenesis records. Jay Jaffe of Sports Illustrated thinks they’re going about it all wrong. He cites quotes from former lawyers/current writers-bloggers Wendy Thurm of Fangraphs and FOTB Craig Calcaterra of Hardball Talk among others. It’s worth a read.

Tomorrow, the Yankees will be welcoming the Tampa Bay Rays to George M. Steinbrenner Field for a highly contested Grapefruit League game– Just kidding. It’s still just Spring Training. Adam Warren is starting for the Yankees (according to my MLB at Bat app) and he will be going up against Jeremy Hellickson.

The game will be on YES at 1:05 p.m.

Stacey is co-Editor-in-Chief of It's About The Money and co-host of the It's About The Money, Stupid podcast.

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Stacey is co-Editor-in-Chief of It's About The Money and co-host of the It's About The Money, Stupid podcast.

4 thoughts on “Saturday news and notes: 3/23/13

  1. I know this is a bit off topic but is there any talk of moving Tyler Austin back to 3rd? With no 3rd baseman in the entire organization to speak of (sorry Bichette isnt cutting it) and an excess of outfielders (Mason Williams, Slade Heathcott, Ramon Flores, Zoilo Almonte) why not move him back and work on him defensively? ARod might not be back at all bc of this injury and when he does he may have to serve a 50 game suspension anyway. That could be anywhere from half a year to a year and a half away from baseball. When he returns he wont be good most likely so theres definitely a need for a long term solution at 3rd. If Austin can stick at the position the Yankees would be well set for the future with all outfield spots, 3rd and catcher set for years to come

  2. Why would A-Rod have to serve a suspension? The CBA only allows a 50 gamer for failing a drug test, and he hasn't. At least, no newspaper has leaked that he has, I mean.