Son of Yhency

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Yhency ain't doing WBC

Latest news out of Vero Beach is that Yhency won't be participating in the World Baseball Classic. This, from

BRAZOBAN SAYS NO, AGAIN: Reliever Yhency Brazoban, who received a phone call from New York Mets third-base coach Manny Acta asking him to pitch for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic, said Friday he will stay with the Dodgers and continue to work on his ailing right elbow, which has bothered him off and on this spring.

And from the Los Angeles Times, we learn that Yhency's getting a little pressure to not go from Grady Little and the Dodgers, not just because his shoulder is still sore, but maybe because he's not guaranteed a spot on the roster??

"I don't see any way he will be ready to pitch in the first round," Dodger Manager Grady Little said. "It's not in his best interest to do that."

Brazoban will throw bullpen sessions today and Monday, then is scheduled appear in a Grapefruit League game Wednesday or Thursday.

Little said Brazoban shouldn't assume he has made the team — the Dodger team, that is — even though he had 21 saves last season.

"There are a lot of pitchers competing for spots in this bullpen," Little said.

Something to be concerned about? I don't think so, and Grady shouldn't be playing such mind games.