As teams shape their Opening Day rosters, here is a little news about some former New York Yankees.
- Sidney Ponson will be the fifth starter for the Kansas City Royals. Apparently, the Royals are still terrible.
- Former Yankee farmhand Marcus Thames will be the biggest beneficiary of the Detroit Tigers' decision to release Gary Sheffield.
- Ex-Yankee utility infielder Nick Green has made the Boston Red Sox' roster.
Ross Ohlendorf will be part of the Pittsburgh Pirates' starting rotation. So will Jeff Karstens.
- Scott Proctor and his ailing elbow (anyone want to take a shot at Joe Torre?) will miss at least the first month of the season for the Florida Marlins.
- Tanyon Sturtze, another Torre bullpen favorite, posted a 9.39 ERA in 11 games with the Dodgers this spring. Yet, Torre says he still has a shot at making the team.
- Former Yankee left-hander Brad Halsey has been released by the Dodgers.