• Torre: Basak Impressive

    Posted by on March 30th, 2007 · Comments (1)

    Via Newsday:

    Chris Basak would not seem to have much of a road to the major leagues.

    Basak, who signed with the Yankees as a six-year minor-league free agent during the offseason, plays primarily shortstop and third base. With perennial All-Stars Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez, the Yankees have those two positions covered pretty well.

    Plus Basak, 28, has never played a game in the majors despite playing 306 games in Triple-A with the Mets.

    But Basak, who hopes to get a major-league opportunity as a utility player at some point, has had an excellent spring. He is hitting .325 with five extra-base hits, five RBIs and six runs scored.

    Manager Joe Torre said: “He’s been very impressive.”

    Said Basak: “I wanted to come into spring training and just show my versatility.”

    Miggy Cairo better keep those hamstrings loose all season.

    Comments on Torre: Basak Impressive

    1. brockdc
      March 30th, 2007 | 1:56 pm

      If Cairo didn’t have those pictures of Torre in a spandex half-shirt and daisy dukes, Basak would be on the team.

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