A few things from yesterday and last night:
- Michael Pineda was feeling good after his latest bullpen session, so via George King, the decision has been made to move him up to facing live hitters this weekend. He'll most likely throw some live BP today at the Tampa complex.
- On the international FA front, the Yanks are reportedly "close" to signing 17-year-old Korean shortstop Hyo-Jun Park to a $1.1 million deal. Scouts say he's a very good fielder with a line drive/contact-driven approach at the plate, and he will count against this year's spending cap if the deal becomes official.
- Brian Roberts fouled a ball off his right knee last night and was removed early after limping around on it for a few innings. X-rays were taken and came back negative, but I imagine he'll get today off.
- Via Jack Curry, last night's loss was the first for the Yanks when leading after 8 innings this year. They were 21-0.