TAMPA — Don’t maintain your breath for a reunion between Brett Gardner and the Yankees.
Whereas basic supervisor Brian Cashman mentioned Saturday he’s nonetheless methods to enhance the roster and has been in contact with Gardner’s agent, Joe Bick, he mentioned he’s content material to this point with who’s in camp.
“Proper now, we’re centered on what we now have, to be sincere,’’ Cashman mentioned. “There’s nothing extra to say at this level.”
Tim Locastro and Ender Inciarte are each candidates to win a spot as a spare outfielder and in 10-9 loss to Toronto on Saturday, Aaron Choose performed middle and Giancarlo Stanton was in proper.
As for the remainder of the roster, Cashman mentioned, “I can’t get rid of my capacity to attempt to discover methods to enhance the membership. Finally, I like what we now have, but it surely’s my job to remain engaged with everyone on the market. My telephone isn’t on silent, let’s put it that means. We’re engaged with lots of golf equipment, however we’re ready to go together with what we now have right here and throughout the road [in minor league camp].
With the payroll at round $256 million, Cashman famous once more that it’s the highest in staff historical past.
“That doesn’t imply it received’t get larger,’’ Cashman mentioned. “Doesn’t imply it would, both.”
Somewhat than beginning in opposition to an AL East opponent, Jameson Taillon threw a three-inning simulated sport on the Participant Improvement Advanced. The appropriate-hander, coming off ankle tendon surgical procedure, threw about 50 pitches, in line with Boone.
“He threw the ball effectively,’’ Boone mentioned.
Clay Holmes additionally threw an inning within the sim sport, whereas lefties Lucas Luetge and Wandy Peralta and right-hander Chad Inexperienced all threw scoreless innings versus the Blue Jays.
Joely Rodriguez, who had a pinched nerve in his neck that brought on his velocity to drop on Thursday in opposition to the Tigers, mentioned he initially felt the discomfort two days earlier, however didn’t anticipate it to have an effect on him as a lot because it did. He bought remedy on Friday and mentioned he felt higher Saturday and expects to throw reside batting observe Monday.
Ben Rortvedt took dry swings and Boone mentioned the catcher’s indirect harm will hold him out of video games for a minimum of “a number of” extra days.
The Yankees claimed OF Jeisson Rosario off waivers from the Purple Sox and assigned him to Double-A Somerset. The 22-year-old left-handed hitter spent final season with Double-A Portland. He was designated for project when Boston wanted to open a spot on their 40-man roster for newly-signed Trevor Story.
Ron Marinaccio had one other scoreless outing with 1 ¹/₃ shutout innings. The 26-year-old right-hander hasn’t allowed a run in his 3 ¹/₃ innings this spring after being placed on the 40-man roster within the offseason.
Ronald Guzman bought his first motion of the spring and went hitless in two at-bats as the primary baseman on a minor league deal appears to be like to supply organizational depth on the place. He missed most of final 12 months following knee surgical procedure.