The first game of today's doubleheader doesn't start for another few hours, but it's already been a busy day on the Yankee news circuit. Here are the early headlines from this morning:
- Hiroki Kuroda will start the first game and Vidal Nuno the second today. I'm sure it was Hirok's call on when he wanted to pitch.
- Jose Ramirez has been called up as the 26th man for today's game. I know he has the advantage of being on the 40-man roster, but the fact that he was called up after only being active for a week or so shows how highly the Yanks think of him.
- He may see action today too because Joe has ruled Dellin Betances not available after pitching 2 innings yesterday. He's been leaning on Betances and Warren a lot lately.
- Via Dan Barbarisi, Carlos Beltran has already received a second cortisone shot in his injured elbow and he's scheduled to visit Dr. Andrews for a second opinion on it on Tuesday. Neither of those are good signs.
- Game 1 Lineup: 1) Gardner- DH, 2) Jeter- SS, 3) Ellsbury- CF, 4) Teix- 1B, 5) McCann- C, 6) Soriano- RF, 7) Solarte- 2B, 8) Johnson- 3B, 9) Zoilo- LF.