(Courtesy of the AP)
The Yanks lost 8-2 in their second Grapefruit League game against the Pirates at Steinbrenner Field yesterday. The big blow was the 5 runs allowed by Robert Coello, but the story was Derek Jeter's 2014 ST debut.
- Jeter went 0-2 at the plate, grounding out twice and playing 5 innings in the field. He ran hard down the first base line on both grounders without issue, so at first glance the leg strength is better than it was this time last year. Joe said he'll play again on Saturday.
- David Phelps had a solid start, giving up 1 run on a solo HR in 2 innings with 4 K and no walks. His fastball command was good and he pounded the strike zone.
- In the morning workout, the only pitcher throwing BP was David Herndon. Vidal Nuno and Matt Thornton threw bullpens.
- Still no word back from the doctors on Tyler Austin's wrist. Jose Ramirez went for MRIs on his back and oblique but the results aren't back yet. Francisco Rondon is going to be shut down for multiple weeks with a shoulder problem.