Monday, March 8, 2010

The Hoffmann watch

The NUN — New Ulm native Jamie Hoffmann — started Sunday's exhibition game against the Twins. He went 0-for-3, but he did attract the attention, at least briefly, of the AP photographer. (See photo at the right.)

The Rule 5 draftee is now 1-for-10 this spring, and his name is not part of the buzz about the Yankees' open outfield jobs.

They know they have Curtis Granderson in center and Nick Swisher in right.

They still have Brett Gardner, a speedy left-handed hitter who was their fourth outfielder last season.

And major league veterans Randy Winn and Marcus Thames are in camp.

Somebody's going to play left field, somebody's going to be the fourth outfielder. The Yankees may even keep a fifth outfielder.

But there doesn't seem, at least for public consumption, much credence given to the notion that one of them will be Hoffmann.

1 comment:

  1. since when does Jamie Hoffman throw left handed as in this picture?