Friday, March 14, 2014

Spring Training News And Notes: 3/13/14

It was split squad city yesterday as the Yanks played 2 games, 1 against the Orioles and 1 against the Phillies.

- Ivan Nova got the start against the Phillies and was up and down in a 6-2 loss.  He threw 5 innings, gave up 3 ER on 9 hits, didn't walk anybody and struck out 6.

- Michael Pineda made his first start of the year against the O's and looked good again.  He went 2.2 scoreless innings before reaching his pitch count (48), gave up 3 hits, 1 walk, and K'd 5.  Fastball was 89-92 again and the slider looked good, but he's still shaking off the rust.

- Joe announced the full travel squad to Panana, including a change at catcher as Francisco Cervelli will travel and Brian McCann will stay behind to catch Tanaka.  Some are speculating that this could mean a trade involving Cervelli is in the works.

- He also announced next week's rotation: Kuroda Monday, Pineda Tuesday, Nova Wednesday, Phelps Thursday, Sabathia Friday.

- Jose Campos and Bryan Mitchell were both cut and assigned to MiL camp yesterday.  ST roster is down to 59.

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