(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.