Record Last Week: 4-3 (25 RS, 26 RA)
Season Record: 20-12 (149 RS, 119 RA, 20-12 pythag. record)
Opponents This Week: @ Rays (four games, Mon. to Thurs.), @ Royals (three games, Fri. to Sun.)
Top stories from last week:
- The Yankees were in Toronto to start the week, and they blew a late lead in Monday’s 3-1 loss. They nearly blew another lead in Tuesday’s 6-3 win. CC Sabathia got roughed up in the series-ending 5-1 loss.
- A four-game home series with the Orioles followed. Alex Rodriguez hit his 661st career homer to move into sole possession of fourth place on the all-time list in Thursday’s 4-3 win. The bullpen nailed down a 5-4 win the next day, but Chase Whitley got roughed up Saturday’s 6-2 loss. Michael Pineda struck out 16 (16!) in yesterday’s 6-2 win.
- Injury Updates: Masahiro Tanaka (wrist, forearm) started a throwing program. Ivan Nova (elbow) threw two innings in an Extended Spring Training game. Chris Martin (elbow) was placed on the 15-day DL with tendinitis. Gregorio Petit (hand) was placed on the 15-day DL with a contusion. Mark Teixeira (lat) has a nagging issue but has since returned to the lineup. Andrew Bailey (shoulder) is close to starting a throwing program. Greg Bird (shoulder) was placed on the Double-A DL.
- Jose Pirela was activated off the DL when Petit got hurt. Branden Pinder was called up to replace Martin on the roster. Jared Burton was activated off the minor league DL.
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