Yankees Notes: Marte, Pinto, Torre

Some Bombers-related items as the Yankees take on the Orioles at home..

  • Earlier today, the Yankees disclosed that Pedro Feliciano may require significant surgery and could miss the entire 2011 season.  GM Brian Cashman says that left-hander Damaso Marte is likely done for the season as well after undergoing shoulder surgery in October.  When asked about a potential replacement for Feliciano, Cashman acknowledged that he would look for one, though he doesn't expect to find one easily.
  • With Feliciano and Marte likely on the shelf for '11, David Villavicencio of FoxSportsFlorida.com (via Twitter) wonders if the Yanks might give former Marlins left-hander Renyel Pinto a call.  Pinto had a brief stint with the Cardinals last season that ended after he posted a 4.78 ERA with 10.6 K/9 and 7.5 BB/9 in Triple-A.
  • Speaking of the Yankees bullpen, Cashman says that the overuse of relievers under the watch of Joe Torre was not his fault, writes Ian Begley of ESPNNewYork.com.  In fact, the GM says that he told relievers to be truthful with Torre and his staff when they were asked about their availability to pitch.


7 Responses to Yankees Notes: Marte, Pinto, Torre Leave a Reply

  1. Gumby65 4 years ago

    “In fact, the GM says that he told relievers to be truthful with Torre and his staff when they were asked about their availability to pitch.”

    Dodger pitchers inexplicably learned to fib for three years as well.

  2. monkeyspanked 4 years ago

    First Joel Sherman, now Ian Begley make the Yankees FO sound like a bunch of babies. “The Astros didn’t tell us Oswalt was available… Wah wah! It’s not my fault pitchers were over used…. Sniff sniff!”

    Man up Yankees! There’s no crying in baseball!

    • raygunpunx 4 years ago

      3 sure things in life – Taxes dying and Yankee bashing

      • JacksTigers 4 years ago

        Dieing and Yankee bashing, yes. But, I think we need to aske Wesley Snipes about the third one.

      • roomwithamoose 4 years ago

        dooming you to have a life filled of hate… sounds fun enjoy the early grey hairs, and higher heart attack risks at a younger age!

  3. I don’t know that simply asking relievers to be honest regarding their availability is enough. Ultimately, I think that the responsibility to protect the team’s pitchers belongs to the manager (and, to a lesser extent, the team’s front office) since I imagine that most pitchers are going to be eager to take the mound when given the opportunity. Players are generally lauded for their toughness and ability to play through fatigue and discomfort, so I’d put the onus on the manager to be responsible regarding pitch counts, pitching on back-to-back days, etc.

    Not necessarily criticizing Torre in this case, just speaking in general terms.

  4. baseball33 4 years ago

    Is it me or whenever Cashman opens his mouth it is never good.

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