Yankees Notes: Burnett, Injuries, Vuvuzelas, Culver, and Brackman

June 17, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments
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AJ Burnett allowed four runs in a rough second inning and the Yankees never recovered, losing 6-3 to 47-year-old Jamie Moyer and the Phillies last night.


Here are some notes: 

Burnett has been roughed up lately, with a 9.00 ERA over his last three starts.

Alex Rodriguez (groin) was back in the lineup last night as the DH. He scared everyone, though, when he jogged through a ninth inning double. Rodriguez said afterward he was just taking it easy down 6-2.

Jorge Posada caught his second game since breaking his foot. Once again, Posada said it was “tender” after the game.

Can’t get enough of the vuvuzela horns at World Cup games? Too bad, because you can’t bring them to Yankee Stadium.

Yankees 1st round draft pick, SS Cito Culver has reportedly agreed in principle to a deal with the Yankees. He still has to take a physical and graduate from high school, which he is scheduled to do on Sunday.

Don’t miss our story on SPs Andrew Brackman and Dellin Betances. Joel Sherman hears that Brackman may be called up to Double-A soon.

In the comments section of my Brackman/Betances story, I wrote that I didn’t expect either to get called up to the majors until 2012 at the earliest.

Well, if Brackman gets called up to Double-A so soon, then it is certainly possible he could be in the majors by late 2011.

I am sticking with my earlier prediction of 2012 for Betances, though. He’s two years younger and isn’t on a major league deal like Brackman.

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