14 Jul 2011
Andruw Jones is clearly on notice. The Yankees could have easily promoted Chris Dickerson back to the majors today after placing A-Rod on the DL, but instead they chose Greg Golson. Dickerson is a lefty bat while Golson is a righty bat, so Jones now has some competition.
It’s not a bad idea. Jones certainly hasn’t done much with the bat and his defense isn’t what it once was. Golson has rediscovered his bat this year, hitting .295/.350/.432 this year and he plays excellent defense. If Jones doesn’t turn it around soon, the Yankees can easily eat the remaining million or so left on his deal.
Big start for Bartolo tonight, it would be very reassuring to see him get off to a good start.