Yankees prepare to head to Panama

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The Yankees have a whiteboard in their clubhouse where Joe Girardi places important announcements and news bulletins so the players passing by can know what’s next on the agenda. One of the announcements on the whiteboard has to do with the Yankees up-coming three-day trip to Panama:

Players that are going to Panama are leaving Florida tomorrow evening at 6 p.m.

The Yankees are going to meet Mariano Rivera down in Panama. Rivera won’t come to camp before then and he won’t take the team plane there; he’ll just be there to enjoy his teammates playing baseball against the Miami Marlins to honor him. The Yankees play a split squad game tomorrow so the players that are going to Panama will most likely stay at GMS Field in order to pack quickly and get on the road.

Some Notes

Brendan Ryan has been swinging a broomstick in order to test his oblique. He clarified the injury saying it was more in his lower back than in his oblique. As of right now he doesn’t feel it at all, which is good news.

— A Yankees regular that¬†won’t be heading to Panama is Mark Teixeira. Teixeira simply said he needed to strengthen his wrist, and only the training room at GMS Field could help him at this stage of his rehab.

Jose Campos will pitch in today’s game for the Yankees. The Yankees have been weaning him into more baseball activity after suffering from elbow issues in the past two years.

— For those interested, here are today’s relievers to follow Hiroki Kuroda:

-Shawn Kelley
-Jose Campos
-Robert Coello
-Yoshinori Tateyama
- Fred Lewis

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