Discussion

Baby steps, not giant leap for Brackman

Yankees bring 6-11 righty along slowly as he continues his climb to the big leagues

Updated: March 9, 2011, 7:58 AM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Before the nearly 7-foot Andrew Brackman made his 2011 debut, New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi had a simple message: Keep it simple.

"I don't want you to try to make up time today," Girardi told Brackman, who had been set back 10 days by a groin injury, hurting his chances at the No. 5 starter's job. "Just go out and throw strikes and relax and go about your business. I know you missed a couple of outings, but we can't make up those outings so don't try ...

Read full story

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

EDITORS' PICKS

  • Time To Earn His Money
    The Knicks won't be an easy sell to any free agent, but that doesn't mean fans should be satisfied with mediocrity from the great Phil Jackson.

ALSO SEE

MORE MLB HEADLINES