New York Yankees

New York Yankees: Post-White Sox Thoughts

NEW YORK - APRIL 16:  Curtis Granderson #14 of the New York Yankees runs against the Texas Rangers on April 16, 2010 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Double G SportsCorrespondent IMay 3, 2010

The New York Yankees finished up a three game series against the Chicago White Sox with a 12-3 win today. The Yankees won the series by winning the opening game as well as the finale, but losing the middle game.

I wanted to share some thoughts that came to mind as the series wrapped up.

New Look Outfield

It appears the Yankees will have a new look in the outfield for up to a month. Center fielder Curtis Granderson left Saturday's game with a hamstring injury and is now on the disabled list. In his absence Brett Gardner will move from left to center. That leaves Randy Winn and Marcus Thames to platoon in left field. Gardner will now need to be in the lineup every day, including against tough lefties. Someone needs to step up with Granderson out.

Rest Up

Manager Joe Girardi used today's blow out to give some guys a little bit of rest. Third baseman Alex Rodriguez was given the day off. Some reports are that A-Rod felt something in his leg during Saturday's game. GM Brian Cashman  said the team thinks it's "nothing rather than something."  First baseman Mark Teixeira got a half day off as he was the DH today. Due to the blow out score, Girardi lifted Derek Jeter  from the game early and replaced him with backup catcher Francisco Cervelli. Once this move was made, Ramiro Pena who was playing third moved over to shortstop and Cervelli played third base.

Read more thoughts from the Yankees/White Sox series plus a preview of whats next for New York at Double G Sports .

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