Yankees at Spring Training #5 – Tell-tale signs

The Yankees beat Houston 6-4 in their Spring Training game. Andruw Jones went 0-for-2 to bring his average for the Spring down to .189. This tendency to persist with senior players shows their anxiety about the youthful tryouts. The front office is suddenly talking up Gustavo Molina as a meaningful candidate for the backup catcher – despite the fact he has batted only .071 during the Grapefruit League games. His advantage over the other candidates? He has major league experience. Also still around is utility infielder, Ronnie Belliard, who plays the corners well but is only batting .158. And yesterday the Yankees also completed the signing of veteran starting pitcher, Kevin Millwood, who led the American League in losses in 2010. He has been signed to a minor league contract but has insurance written all over him.

More on that starting rotation later……..

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