Pete Abraham has some news from Brian Cashman regarding several issues.
The 2008 coaching staff is now official:
Bench: Rob Thomson
Pitching: Dave Eiland
Hitting: Kevin Long
First Base: Tony Pena
Third Base: Bobby Meacham
Bullpen: Mike Harkey
- Robinson Cano will likely remain at second base, but could move to third base if there is a need.
- Joba Chamberlain will be in the rotation unless Mo does not return.
- Hideki Matsui will have surgery on his right knee but will be ready for Spring Training.
- Bobby Abreu's option is due tomorrow and he needs to speak to the Steinbrenners one more time before a final decision is made. Very likely it will be picked up.
- A-Rod is not coming back. They lost the subsidy from Texas and they reached out to him and he blew them off. That door is now closed.
- The team is prepared to go forward at first base with Shelley Duncan, Andy Phillips, and Jason Giambi.