The starting rotation officially looks like this:
1) LHP CC Sabathia
2) RHP Hiroki Kuroda
3) RHP Phil Hughes
4) RHP Ivan Nova
5) RHP Freddy Garcia
There was quite the scare yesterday when the Yankees heard Pineda complaining about shoulder pain after his flogging by the Phillies. In his worst Spring Training start, Pineda tossed 2.2 innings and allowed six runs.
His fastball velocity sat at 91-92 throughout the night. It was revealed that he felt the pain before the game, but failed to tell anyone about it. He said his arm was "a little sore" after the game. Results came back to the team this morning of his injury and the move to the disabled list was made. No surgery will be needed and with the Yankees pitching depth, the team will take his time to recover fully.
Cabral could need Tommy John surgery and miss the entire season. A visit to Dr. James Andrews may be in the works next. Since the left-handed reliever is a Rule 5 draft pick, the Yankees could retain the rights to him for next season, if Tommy John surgery sidelines him for the year.
-Left-handed veteran starter Andy Pettitte threw 33 pitches in a simulated game. His return to the Major Leagues is also another reason why the Yankees are not so quick to panic on the Pineda injury. It is very unlikely that Pettitte pitches in one of the Yankees final games of the Spring.
-Dante Bichette Jr. and family are in camp today. His father was speaking to Girardi in the dugout, possibly reminiscing on their playing days together. Mason Williams is also present and will most likely be suiting up for a game.
- Raul Ibanez is in the line-up for today's game and will be playing right field.