Here are some notes:
- We found out yesterday that Mark Teixeira had a cortisone shot in his hand a couple of weeks back. Brett Gardner and Nick Swisher also had shots in September.
- It sounds like A.J. Burnett may serve as short relief out of the bullpen. Joe Girardi said his only restriction would be that he wouldn’t pitch back-to-back days, but left open the possiblity that he could come in mid-inning with runners on.
- Mariano Rivera now has 40 postseason saves, 31 of them have been more than 3 outs.
- There is a report that said Girardi could be more interested in a job managing the Cardinals than the Cubs. I don’t buy it.
That’s all there is for now. I’m sure there will be more updates throughout the day and I’ll have the pitching preview before the game starts as well. So be sure to keep coming back throughout the day.
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