Yankees News and Notes: A Leg to Stand On

After the latest round of tests on David Robertson's ankle came back negative (or positive in layman's terms), the Yankees, led by Manager Joe Girardi, were finally able to breathe a sigh of relief. One day after ominously sending Robertson for "more tests", the team learned that the reliever's injury was nothing more than a bone bruise. However, that good news didn't stop the New York Post from wondering whether the injury was a bad omen for the upcoming season.

In other injury news from camp, Joba Chamberlain added breaking pitches to his throwing program, Boone Logan skipped a bullpen session because of lingering stiffness in his neck, and George Kontos, who has been sidelined with an oblique strain, is scheduled to throw on Saturday.

Don't count Freddy Garcia out of the mix for the starting rotation just yet. Although all signs have pointed to a rotation without the veteran, Garcia continued to state his case with three scoreless innings during yesterday's victory over the Braves. If Garcia does wind up securing a spot, LoHud's Chad Jennings thinks there's a chance his gain could come at the expense of Ivan Nova.

Is Curtis Granderson pricing himself out of the Yankees' budget conscious future? Ironically, if the team is intent on cutting payroll by 2014, it might be in their best interest to sign him to an extension sooner than later.

Fangraphs unveiled its ranking of the top minor league systems in baseball, and the Yankees placed within the top-10.

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