The Yankees announced that Andy Pettitte will make his return to the team this Sunday against the Mariners. The 39-year-old left-hander came out of retirement during Spring Training to re-sign with New York. Here's the latest out of baseball's two East divisions…
- The Red Sox had some talks with Scott Boras about left-handed reliever Mike Gonzalez before he signed with the Nationals, reports WEEI.com's Rob Bradford. Gonzalez felt he had more of an opportunity with Washington.
- Yankees GM Brian Cashman told reporters (including Chad Jennings of The Journal News) that he has not made a single call about trading for reliever in the wake of Mariano Rivera's torn ACL. Late last week we heard that the team won't aggressively pursue a reliever via trade.
- Nationals GM Mike Rizzo told MLB.com's Bill Ladson that he's hoping players like Xavier Nady and Roger Bernadina will step up during Jayson Werth's absence so he doesn't have to make a trade (Twitter link). Werth will miss about three months with a broken left wrist.
Of course he does. He can’t come out and beg for a trade.
Petite got bombed by the Pawtucket “retreads” in his last start. Is the Seattle offense any worse than them for his 1st MLB game back?
Some guys are hot like Seager, Montero and Ichiro, but Smoak had struggled this year so far.
(Also, we might not finish last in the league in runs! We’re currently 14th.)
Thanks to Minnesota’s historically bad offense this year…
The Yankees have adequate bullpen depth to find a closer. Of course they’re not going to trade for a replacement.
I wonder if the Cubs’ surplus of outfielders could help the Nats. I could see a Soriano for Lannan deal with the Cubs paying the majority of Soriano’s salary.
I would think that if Was trades for a player it will be for a contact hitter. Was has struggles getting men on base. Way too many strikeouts already.
Fair enough. Can I interest you in David DeJesus? I want the Cubs to move LaHair to the OF so they can call up Anthony Rizzo.
No thank you.
Yanks are better off with Robertson. He is much more talented than Rivera