But they did put another pitcher on the disabled list. Dan Giese was placed on the 15-day DL with rotator cuff tendinitis (the same malady that sidelined Joba). Darrell Rasner (not Phil Hughes) will start Tuesday's game. Say what you want about Sir Sidney, but at least he's remained healthy, which is a lot more than most of our pitchers can say.
- Chris 'Mad Dog' Russo is done at WFAN. Rumors have him going to Sirius Satellite Radio. I haven't listened to Tweedledee and Tweedledum in years, so I couldn't care less, but I know he has a lot of listeners out there. From what I remember, both of them are far more tolerable on their own.
- Ian Kennedy, coming off an awful start in Anaheim, pitched another stellar (Triple-A) game: 5 ip, 6 h, 1 r, 1 bb, 5 k. At the mandate of the Yankees, he threw more breaking and off-speed pitches, which may have led to the low-ish strike percentage (58%). At some point, his minor league success will translate to the big leagues.
- The Yanks first-round pick, Gerrit Cole, will reportedly not sign and instead go to UCLA. We'll know for sure at midnight.
- Hideki Matsui's first rehab game (with the Tampa Yankees) was rained out.
- The best (and worst) AL defenders, and the Yankees that stood out:
Bobby Abreu - the worst right-fielder in the AL by a staggering 14 runs!
Hideki Matsui - one of the worst left-fielders.
Jason Giambi and Richie Sexson - among the worst first-basemen.
Melky - one of the best center-fielders.
Jeets - has actually been an above average shortstop.
Robbie Cano - considerably below average (after being great last year).
Arod - one of the lesser third-basemen.
Posada - actually above average (although I don't think the measurement includes caught stealing rates).