Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Spring Training News And Notes: 3/3/14

- The ST win streak was upped to 4 yesterday as the Yanks beat the Nationals 4-2.  The story of the day was Ivan Nova, who dominated over 3 innings.  It'd be irresponsible to not mention that it was hardly Washington's "A" lineup, but Nova looked really sharp.  Pounded the strike zone, had everything working.

- Mark Teixeira took live BP for the first time this spring.  He's scheduled for longer sessions the next 2 days and then his 2014 debut on Thursday.

- A couple of young guys looked good in the morning, as both Manny Banuelos and Jose Campos threw live BP.  They should be pitching in games soon.

- After playing shortstop again yesterday, Derek Jeter is set for his first back-to-back appearance when he plays as the DH today.  I'd say him doing that this early in camp is a good sign that he's got his legs back under him.

- Andy Pettitte was yesterday's special guest instructor.  I say it's 20/80 he announces he's coming out of retirement by the end of the week.

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