The Yankees lost to Robinson Cano, Vidal Nuno and Team Dominican Republic 8-2 yesterday. That, of course, was secondary news to Mark Teixeira‘s injury.
• The Yankees will look for first AND third basemen to try to replace Teixeira.
• Travis Hafner is not an option.
• Jon Heyman suggested Michael Cuddyer, Justin Morneau, Carlos Pena, Casey Kotchman, Greg Dobbs, Carlos Lee, and Aubrey Huff as potential fill-ins.
• The Yankees are backing off the March 10 as the return date for Derek Jeter.
• Mariano Rivera went home to Westchester to deal with a “personal issue” but he’ll be back to pitch by Saturday.