22 Mar 2010
The Yankees returned Jamie Hoffmann to the Dodgers today. Not really a shock since he hit .130 this spring and the Yankees would have had to put him on the 25-man roster to keep him. The disappointing thing is that the Yankees could have used their Rule 5 pick to take anyone so Hoffmann represents a missed chance.
The question is, who is going to win the last spot in the outfield? Marcus Thames is 3-for-28 with one walk this spring. Randy Winn has hit .167. Jon Weber has destroyed the ball, but he is a lefty hitter so it’s hard to see him making the roster.
One guy who could get the call is Greg Golson. Golson is already on the 40-man and he is hitting .316 this spring. He was a first round pick of the Phillies, but has never hit in the minors. Would the Yankees give the job to a guy who has a grand total of 7 AB’s in the majors? We have 13 days to find out.