New York Yankees News: Long, Newman, Neyer, and More!

Did you know that the Yankees coaches play "U Can't Touch This" by M.C. Hammer after a Yankees victory? Now you do! Tyler Kepner spent some time with Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long.

Mark Newman, the Yankees Senior Vice President, talked to Chad Jennings about the minor leaguers in the Yankees system.

Newman provided some injury updates:

Greg Golson: About a week away from playing in games.

Mark Prior: "Not throwing (off a mound)," Newman said. "He’s really struggling with this kind of hip, abdominal thing. Hard to nail it down."

Alan Horne: Throwing in extended spring and building arm strength.

Graham Stoneburner, Steve Garrison, Jeremy Bleich: "Still a ways to go," Newman said.

David Adams: Having some leg problems that the Yankees believe to be related to the ankle injury that forced him to miss most of last season. He was back and playing, but then the leg started bothering him. Not sure how close he is to returning.

I suggest reading that whole article, as Newman also mentioned that Carlos Silva can opt out in mid-June, and Bryan Mitchell could be the next Betances/Banuelos type of pitcher.

Rob Neyer put some quotes about the Buster Posey injury together into one funny piece.

Brian Cashman told George King that the "headache stuff is available," but the "quality stuff is not available," when it comes to the starting pitching market.

The Yankees released Brian Anderson and Andy Sisco. Anderson, a former outfielder converted into a pitcher, was pitching in AA Trenton, and Sisco was the top lefty in AAA until the Yankees signed Randy Flores to a minor league deal.

Questions of the Week:

On a scale of 1-10 (10 being the best) how confident are you in the following players:

Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada, Nick Swisher, Ivan Nova, Freddy Garcia.

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