From the Star Ledger:
Following the adage that you can never have too much pitching, the Yankees are talking about bringing back another old friend.
Free-agent reliever Jeff Nelson and the Yankees have had conversations about a minor-league deal that would bring Nelson to spring training next month in Tampa, Fla., with a chance to make the major-league roster. It’s unclear how close it is to happening, as there are other teams (including the St. Louis Cardinals) interested in Nelson, and those other teams might be willing to guarantee more money than the Yankees are.
“I’ve had a conversation with him about a nonroster invitation,” was all Yankees GM Brian Cashman would say about Nelson yesterday.
Please, let him go somewhere else. He’s 39 – and has not had above average value since 2001. Mendoza is a flier. How many fliers do you need?