Good morning, Pinstripe Alley.
Not really a whole lot going on in the Yankee Universe on this fine Thursday morning (Yes, it will be 72 degrees in State College today), but let's see what we can bring to the forefront here.
During Wednesday's spring training game against the Toronto Blue Jays, 35-year-old Freddy Garcia took a grounder off his throwing hand in the fourth inning and was forced to leave the game earlier than expected. Thankfully, X-rays came back negative and his hand is just swelling as a result of the hard grounder.
The YES Network is chronicled quite nicely by USA Today, as it is celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2012. Amazing that it's been around for that long... I can't say I've ever really been disappointed with their extensive coverage of Yankee baseball during the spring, summer and early fall. I don't pay attention to any Nets coverage or anything outside of the Yankees, but that's just me. Might also have to do with the fact that I'm in Pennsylvania for nine months a year.
The Wall Street Journal weighs in on the Scranton Wilkes-Barre Yankees not having a definitive home for the 2012 season.
Jon Heyman with some spooky language about Michael Pineda and his lack of impressing thus far. Jon, it's been two extremely brief starts. Give it some time, sir.
And the New York Daily News wishes to throw in their two cents on Raul Ibanez.
That's about it for Yankee news this morning. I know, not very exciting, but I suppose that's better than a plethora of injury updates.
Remember, only 22 days until Opening Day in Tampa Bay! We're pulling closer, people. Hang in there.