Here's a little bit of minor news to clear up 21 hours before the Yankees begin the 2013 season:
Overbay was the last player that needed to be added to the Yankees' roster, and it looks like the injured Rapada was a necessary casualty. Even though Rapada pitched well against lefties last year,
elbow shoulder bursitis is keeping him away from the Yanks, and the team evidently thought it wasn't worth cutting useful minor league players like Corban Joseph and Melky Mesa to keep Rapada. There's still a chance he stays with the Yankees as long as the other 29 teams decide they don't want an injured LOOGY, but we will have to see. Thoughts, Clay?
@yankees it's been real...— Clay Rapada (@pada5something) March 31, 2013
Anyway, here are your 2013 Yankees:
Catchers: Francisco Cervelli, Chris Stewart
First basemen: Lyle Overbay, Mark Teixeira (DL)
DH: Travis Hafner
Unlikelier things have happened than a roster like this playing well for a month. Given the strength of their starting pitching, they can certainly overcome any difficulties their offense might have.