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Whatever it is that you two have working, keep it going.
Whatever it is that you two have working, keep it going.

Good morning, Pinstripe Alley. Hopefully you are all over that tough loss last night, and ready to watch CC Sabathia take on Josh Beckett and the Red Sox tonight. Until then, here is your usual morning news.

With his hit in the ninth inning, Derek Jeter took sole possession of 29th place on Major League Baseball's all-time hits list. He now has 2,964 hits for his career, 36 shy of becoming the only Yankee in the history of the franchise to record 3,000 hits. 

Phil Hughes, who has been on the DL since April 15th, finally began a new throwing program yesterday. The young right hander made thirty throws from fifty feet, and everything seemed to be "fine". Obviously, this is a very small step and Hughes has a long road to recovery, but at least he is working his way back after a lot of uncertainty about his 2011 season. Girardi had this to say about Hughes:

He'll probably have something every day. It'll continue to progress. He'll have some off days in there, but I don't have in front of me exactly what his schedule is going to be, but he did start his throwing program today. I can tell you that.

Hector Noesi was recalled from AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre yesterday, and will provide some nice flexibility in the bullpen, if he ever pitches. I'm not really a fan of what the Yankees have been doing with Noesi so far this season. He spent April 13-21 on the big league roster, only to not appear in a game, and he's only made four starts all season. Buddy Carlyle was sent down to make room for Noesi on the 25-man roster.

Carlos Silva has been added to the Trenton Thunder roster. In two starts with High-A Tampa, he worked seven innings, giving up two runs on eight hits and two walks.

Some Links:

  • According to Jon Heyman, Jesus Montero is looking bored in AAA.
  • Want to know how worthless wins are when evaluating minor league pitchers? Ask Manny Banuelos. He just got his first regular season win in almost 22 months. 
  • Curtis Granderson is still mashing.
  • Eric Chavez is no longer wearing a walking boot and hopes to be back in a few weeks.
  • nice article from ESPN on Russell Martin's new beginning in New York. Apparently, he puts A.J. Burnett's mind at ease. If that's true, his production at the plate is just icing on the cake.
  • Slade Heathcott, the Yankees' top outfield prospect, got plunked and retaliated by punching the catcher.