In case you missed it earlier, Joe Girardi announced his rotation for the first few Spring Training games. Here’s the latest from Tampa on photo day…
- In a stunning turn of events, Chad Jennings has today’s pitching and hitting groups. CC Sabathia, Michael Pineda, Hiroki Kuroda, Phil Hughes, and Freddy Garcia all threw live batting practice, as did Cory Wade and some minor leaguers. Everyone except Austin Romine and Robinson Cano hit (more on Robbie in a few bullet points).
- George Kontos will resume throwing on Friday after an oblique problem sidelined him last week. If that goes well, he’ll follow up with a bullpen session. [Jennings]
- Andy Pettitte is in camp as a guest instructor and will be in Tampa for a few days. He’s offered to throw batting practice but said he hasn’t been tempted to come out of retirement. [Bryan Hoch, Jack Curry & Erik Boland]
- Sad news: Cano’s grandmother passed away yesterday, so he’s back to the Dominican Republic for a few days. Condolences to him and his family. [Hoch]
Here is your open thread for the night. The Rangers are playing the Devils, but that’s it for local sports. Talk about whatever your heart desires here. Enjoy.