Sunday, March 9, 2014

Spring Training News And Notes: 3/8/14

(Courtesy of the AP)

- It was a 9-6 win over the Astros for the Yanks yesterday in Ivan Nova's 3rd start of the spring.  He was shaky in the 1st, but settled down to allow 3 ER on 8 hits through 4 innings of work, striking out 5 and walking none.

- Manny Banuelos made his 2014 debut in relief of Nova and the results weren't very good.  He gave up 3 runs on 2 hits and 1 walk in just 0.2 innings.  His velocity was good though, 92-94, so that's a good sign.

- Kelly Johnson hit a 2-run HR as the starting third baseman yesterday and he'll get his first start at first base today.  So far nobody's stepped up to lay claim to that role.

- Brendan Ryan will be out until sometime in the middle of next week with his oblique injury.  Hopefully that's enough time for it to fully heal.

- CC Sabathia and Masahiro Tanaka each threw side sessions.  Nobody notable threw BP.  It was announced that Tanaka's next outing will be a simulated game on Tuesday.

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