Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Yankees ST: 26 Non-Roster Invitees

Yankees will welcome 26 non-roster invitees to Spring Training to compete for spots on the majr league roster:
Two on the list have previously worn pinstripes in New York and will be trying to make the Yankees' Opening Day roster: infielder Nick Green and right-hander Darrell Rasner.
The Yankees' invitee list also features seven players who have previously appeared in Major League competition, including outfielder Jason Lane, who slugged a career-high 26 home runs for the Houston Astros in 2005.
Other non-roster invitees with big league experience include infielder Bernie Castro, right-hander Daniel Giese, left-hander Heath Phillips, infielder Cody Ransom, right-hander Scott Strickland and left-hander Billy Traber.

The Yankees also invited the following players: right-handers Alan Horne, Steven Jackson, Daniel McCutchen and Mark Melancon; catchers Kyle Anson, Jason Brown, Jesus Montero, P.J. Pilittere and Austin Romine; infielders Eric Duncan and Marcos Vechionacci; and outfielders Brett Gardner, Justin Christian, Colin Curtis, Austin Jackson, Greg Porter and Jose Tabata.
Where's Kevin Whelan?
Romine is also a surprising choice considering his youth and inexperience. That says a lot.

2 comments:

Yankees Muse said...

Is Whelan still injured? I know he shut down after 3 starts in the Arizona fall league because of a sore
arm??

Bronx Liaison said...

I believe it was merely precautionary or due to his piling up of innings.