Newly signed pitcher Chan Ho Park joined the Yankees Spring Training Workouts on Sunday after agreeing to a contract with the World Series Champs last week. You might remember Park threw 3+ scoreless innings against the Yankees in the World Series as a member of the Philadelphia Phillies.
I missed this story since I was on vacation in Puerto Rico last week and I commend the Yankee brass on this move. Acquiring Park at a measly $1.2 Million with a possible $300k in bonuses is a steal for a guy who has playoff experience and should be a nice setup man for Mariano Rivera.
To make room for Park, the Yankees designated Edwar Ramirez for assignment. I wouldn’t be surprised to see another team pick him up – so adios Edwar!
Also on Sunday, Joba Chamberlain and Phil Hughes threw their second batting practices of the spring and CC Sabathia threw his first. According to the AP, Joba and Hughes will throw their first spring training game on Friday against Tampa Bay. Sabathia will take his first start on Thursday. No word on when the other three starting pitchers will get their first starts/appearances.