The Yankees neither won nor lost nor tied today. Their afternoon game was rained out and will not be made up. Bummer. Masahiro Tanaka, today’s scheduled starter, instead threw 30 pitches and two simulated innings indoors, according to Bryan Hoch. He’ll make his next start as scheduled in five days. Here are the rest of the day’s notes:
- CC Sabathia threw off a mound for the first time yesterday, though Aaron Boone called it “short.” Sabathia’s going to throw his first full bullpen session Friday. The Yankees are taking is slow with him this spring after his offseason routine was interrupted by his heart procedure. [Randy Miller]
- Aroldis Chapman threw live batting practice yesterday and Dellin Betances did so today. It’s the first time they’ve faced hitters this spring. J.A. Happ, Jonathan Loaisiga, Luis Severino, and Trevor Stephen threw bullpen sessions. [Brendan Kuty, Mark Didtler]
- Gary Sanchez (shoulder surgery) will likely make his Grapefruit League debut this Friday. Miguel Andujar (illness) will be back in the lineup tomorrow. Hopefully no one caught the bug from Andujar. [Erik Boland, Sweeny Murti]
- Due to today’s rainout, Chance Adams will start tomorrow instead of Albert Abreu. Adams was scheduled to pitch today and Abreu will instead pitch in relief. Here is the travel roster for tomorrow’s game. [Bryan Hoch]
The Yankees will be on the road to face the Tigers tomorrow afternoon. That game won’t be televised. In fact, we won’t see the Yankees again until Sunday. The next few games won’t be televised. Lame.