The Yankees are heading to Kissimmee, Florida this afternoon to take on the Houston Astros, and while most of the regulars aren’t in the lineup, Alex Rodriguez is–but not at third base or DH. Also, there’s an update on Didi Gregorius and CC Sabathia had a choice of words after his lackluster start against a minor league team. Here’s a few quick Spring Training notes before this afternoon’s contest.
— Didi Gregorius entered camp this morning and said his wrist was feeling better. He expects to take BP on Tuesday and hopes to get into a game on Wednesday. Yesterday, Gregorius was nervous about his wrist, especially when it caused him pain on a check-swing.
“I was feeling fine (initially),” Gregorius said. “I could move my hand normally, but on the last swing, the check swing, that’s when it bothered me a little bit. … On the check swing, I couldn’t hold my bat. That’s when I felt like something was wrong. But the X-ray was fine, so I’ll just wait a couple days.”
— Alex Rodriguez is slated to play a few innings at first base today. The Yankees had been toying with the idea all Spring but today they’re finally going to see if Rodriguez is a candidate as a back-up to Garrett Jones who’s the back-up to Mark Teixeira.
— CC Sabathia played in a minor league game yesterday to avoid facing an AL East opponent. The problem was, Sabathia had a mess of an outing, giving up four runs in five innings of work, including a home run. Sabathia insists he’s fine, but for those weighing heavily on his poor Spring, Sabathia ..read more