· For the first time in years, the New York Yankees are going through a rebuilding process instead of spending big money in free agency. However, it seems to be going pretty well so far. After the Yankees defeated the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday, it brought their record to 8-4, and in possession of second in the AL East. They are also 6-0 at home for the first time since 1998. They won the World Series that season. Michael Pineda had another good outing after almost throwing a perfect game in the home opener last Monday. First baseman Greg Bird finally came out of his 0-for-20 slump by hitting a homerun in the second inning to give New York the 3-1 lead. The Yankees might not keep this up, but they are playing good baseball right now.
News and Notes
· The Toronto Blue Jays have sent righty Aaron Sanchez to the 10-day DL due to a blister on the middle finger of his pitching hand. The move led to the Blue Jays recalling lefty Matt Dermody.
· Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports that righty Jeremy Guthrie has elected free agency instead of accepting his assignment to Triple-A by the Washington Nationals.
· According to Mark Sheldon of MLB.com, Cincinnati Reds lefty Brandon Finnegan will not resume throwing for two to three weeks. He has a strain in his trapezius area.