Curtis Granderson was introduced at a press conference today. Said the new outfielder -
One thing I've learned over my world travels, being in China, being in Africa, being in Europe, Latin America, when you mention Major League Baseball... the Yankees are the first team that comes up... To get a chance to be a part of that now... I'm excited about that.
- As we expected, Joba Chamberlain will have any innings limitations removed next year. Hopefully since he won't worry about pitch counts, he won't worry about making perfect pitches, which will make him more effective.
Phil Hughes' limits will remain, but he'll probably be allowed to go about 180 innings.
- The Yankees are comfortable with Frankie Cervelli as the backup catcher. Good to hear, since he's cheap, plays as well as Jose Molina, runs thrice as fast, and allows for Jesus Montero to come up mid-season if (Mo forbid), Cervelli isn't cutting it.
- Dr. Marc Philippon told A-Rod his hip is fine, and he will not need surgery this off-season.
- Nick Johnson is close to agreeing with the Yankees on a contract, but has yet to take a physical.