There’s been a lot happening off the field in the last few days that’s gone unmentioned here. This morning seems like the perfect time to play a little catch-up.
- VP of baseball ops Mark Newman told the team he plans to retire after this season, according to George King. Trey Hillman is the early favorite to replace him and there could be other organizational changes as well. The Yankees desperately need some new eyes, new thoughts, new blood, and a new direction, so this is a very welcome and needed change in my opinion.
- All physical and neurological tests came back clean on Chase Headley after he took a pitch off the chin on Thursday night. He has rejoined the team in Baltimore, but did not play Friday night or yesterday and isn’t expected to play tonight.
- Brett Gardner‘s abdominal issue apparently isn’t as bad as it was first reported to be earlier this week. He returned to the lineup on Friday night and is 1-6 with 2 BB and a stolen base in the last 2 games.…