Spring Training Notes: 3/16/12

Andy is back!

Good evening. Well the star of the Yankees today is: Andy Pettitte for announcing that he is returning to the Yankees after “retiring” in the 2010 season. I know, I thought Jack Curry was kidding when he said it. Turns out it was true.Anyway, there is other news besides Andy Pettitte, so let’s get to the notes for today:

— Like I said earlier this week on Twitter, the Yankees were planning on making cuts this weekend and they have. 10 players were sent to minor league camp while 4 were optioned. Here is the list of players sent to minor league camp:

LHP Manny Banuelos
RHP Dan Burawa
RHP Brett Marshall
RHP Adam Miller
RHP Ryan Pope
RHP Graham Stoneburner
RHP Chase Whitley
C Kyle Higashioka
C J.R Murphy
C Gary Sanchez

Here are the players that were optioned:

INF David Adams (to Double-A Trenton)
OF Zolio Almonte (to Double-A Trenton)
INF Corban Joseph (to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
OF Melky Mesa (to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre)

The camp now has 56 players: 28 pitchers, 5 catchers, 13 infielders and 10 outfielders.

— Okay, we can get back to Andy Pettitte now! I saw this funny tweet from Michael Kay (@RealMichaelKay) today about how excited Paul O’Neil was to see Andy back. Here’s the tweet:

Nick Swisher was very excited to have Andy Pettite back. Here’s a tweet via Bryan Hoch:

Use the comments below to talk about whatever you’d like! Have a great night everyone!

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 March 16, 2012, in Notes & Links and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Hey all just getting back. Does Andy have to start? I wonder if there is talk of using him i the bullpen.

    Food for thought I’m sure he wants to start but just something to chew on.

    • Cashman said that Andy will only be a starter which I am looking forward too. 🙂

    • Yes Matt…I already tried that and Cashman shot me down.
      As Delia said he will be a starter only…my guess, Andy said something like; “I start or I don’t play at all!” to Cashman and Cashman said as I do; “I understand, OK!” I can understand that, why would he come out of retirement to be in the BP? 🙂

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