Thursday, February 13, 2014

Thursday Afternoon News & Notes

(TANAKAAAA!!!  Courtesy of Erik Boland)

We're in the quiet after the back-to-back storms of the Tanaka presser and yesterday's Jeter announcement.  Here are a few notes on some of today's happenings.

- It was first announced last year, but today it was made official that the Yankees and Marlins will play a 2-game series in Panama on March 15th and 16th.  Called "The Legend Series", the 2 games will be to honor the recently retired Mariano Rivera and will be the first MLB games played in Panama since 1947.

- Derek Jeter was at the Tampa complex again today and told reporters that he would address his retirement decision next week.  When asked if he felt good about the decision, he simply replied, "I do."

- Masahiro Tanaka arrived in Tampa today as well and threw a 25-pitch bullpen session to Francisco Cervelli.  Via Chad Jennings, the session included 4-seamers, 2-seamers, splitters, and sliders, and both Cervelli and pitching coach Larry Rothschild had nothing but good things to say about how Tanaka looked.

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