Saw this link on Buster Olney’s blog on ESPN.com. Luis Vizcaino is having problems with his elbow.
It can’t possibly have anything to do with the career-high 77 appearances he had last season, can it?
Joe Torre had two sets of relievers: Those who pitched in games it appeared the Yankees could win and those who pitched in games that appeared lost. Vizcaino was on the W Squad along with Mariano Rivera, Joba Chamberlain and occasionally Kyle Farnsworth. Scott Proctor was on the list until he got traded.
The rest of the bullpen was on the L Squad, unless somebody needed a rest.
Joe Girardi and Dave Eiland will try to balance the workload this season, an admirable goal. But the Steinbrenners, most fans and the media won’t have much tolerance for somebody like Jose Veras losing a game in the eighth inning if somebody better is available.