March 10, 2013

On Baseball: A week of those who impress, and those who don't

By Kevin Thomas kthomas@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

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Fife, 26, made five starts for the Dodgers last year (2.70 ERA) but is likely headed to Triple-A Albuquerque.

MICHAEL OLMSTED is another former Sea Dog in a major league camp. Olmsted was superb last year in Portland (0.00 ERA in 20 innings). But he was a minor league free agent at the end of the year, and the Red Sox did not add him to their 40-man roster. The Milwaukee Brewers scooped him up with a major league contract.

Olmsted, 6-foot-6, 270 pounds, with a upper-90s fastball, has made five spring appearances for the Brewers: five innings, two hits, one run (a homer), three walks and 10 strikeouts.

KEVIN YOUKILIS had the quote of the week. Youkilis was signed by the Yankees to take the spot of injured third baseman Alex Rodriguez. But now that first baseman Mark Teixeira is out at least eight weeks with a strained tendon in his right wrist, Youkilis was asked what position he preferred.

According to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News, Youkilis smiled and said, "I don't want to start any controversy, but shortstop."

Kevin Thomas can be reached at 791-6411 or:

kthomas@pressherald.com

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