Going to keep this quick, seeing as how I’m not supposed to do too much of anything other than lay down after coming down with strep throat and bronchitis at the same time…
— Chad Jennings has got the scoop over at the LoHud Yankees Blog, but the Yankees acquired Jamie Hoffmann from the Dodgers in the Rule 5 Draft. He’s a big outfielder who can swing the bat and plays above average defense.
— The Yankees also lost two Thunder alumni, as Zach Kroenke was taken for the second year in a row, this time by the Arizona Diamondbacks, and Seattle selected Kanekoa Texeira. I thought Kroenke could have stuck with the Marlins last year, so I don’t even know what to think about his chances with Arizona. They just gave up a couple relievers, so maybe there’s room for him.
As for Texeira, I don’t think he’s big league ready just yet…but considering the Yankees ran his arm into the ground last year, I doubt he’d mind a change of scenery, either.
Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com