Friday, February 21, 2014

Spring Training News And Notes: 2/20/14

(Fielding errors are HILARIOUS!!  Courtesy of the AP)

The first full-squad workout was yesterday and there was lots going on.  Only a few more days before ST games start!

- Michael Pineda was the premiere bullpen session of the day.  He threw to Peter O'Brien, who gave a very positive report on what he saw.  Lot of that going around early in camp...

- Fellow 5th starter competitors Adam Warren and Vidal Nuno threw BP early in the morning.  There were a slew of other pitchers throwing live BP later in the day, most notably Preston Claiborne, Dellin Betances, and Jose Ramirez.

- Infield drills and BP groups were the major assignments of the day for the first workout.  Utility IF candidates worked at multiple positions.

- Derek Jeter told reporters he dropped a few pounds, down to 193 from his customary 199, to ease the strain on his legs.  Can't knock the logic there.

- Alfonso Soriano was out with the flu and could miss another day or 2 before he's ready to go.  Nothing serious, but enough to call him the first health casualty of the year.

- Guest instructors for the day were Willie Randolph and Hideki Matsui.  Lotta Japanese star power on display with Matsui, Ichiro, and Tanaka all together on the same field.

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