Spring Training Notes: 2/22/12

Day 4 of Spring Training has come and gone and the Yankees have had an eventful day. Let’s sum up today’s Spring Training news shall we?

Derek Jeter (pictured above) mentioned that Mariano Rivera has told him about his plans, but don’t expect Jeter to spill any details. Jeter’s staying mum on Rivera’s decision. Jeter did say, “It’s really hard to talk about someone being gone when they’re still here. I think we’ll just appreciate him while he’s here.”

Brett Gardner showed up to Spring Training camp yesterday and spent his time at the minor league complex doing batting practice.

— The Yankees signed former Seattle Mariners closer David Aardsma as he recovers from Tommy John surgery which includes the 2013 option. Brian Cashman said the move had more to do with 2013 since we don’t expect to see Aardsma until the summer of 2012.

Joba Chamberlain threw off of a mound today for the first time since having Tommy John Surgery. He said it went “really, really good.” His next mound session will be on Friday.

About Delia E.

Delia Enriquez is the managing editor of Yankees Fans Unite. She enjoys analyzing the New York Yankees whether it be their pitching, roster or their manager. You can follow her on twitter @dfiregirl4 for more tweets, analysis and opinion on the Yankees.

Posted on February 22, 2012, in Notes & Links and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. I like the Aardsma signing. 38 saves in ’09 and 31 in ’10, if he comes back healthy and strong in July he could have a shot at A. becoming the closer or B. becoming the new setup guy if Robertson becomes the closer and Soriano opts out.

    We’ll see how it goes. And the way Jeter is talking you’d have to be blind to think Mo isn’t retiring.

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