For the first time this spring, the Yankees are playing a night game. They’re at home against the Astros tonight, but the game will not be broadcast on television. Here’s the Gameday link and here’s the rest from Tampa…
- David Robertson shed the boot on his injured right foot today and played catch. “It felt much better,” he said. “I don’t have any of that soreness that I had in the middle of my foot … no pain.” Good sign? Great sign. [Erik Boland & David Waldstein]
- Joba Chamberlain, Matt Daley, Brad Meyers, Brett Marshall, and David Phelps all threw side sessions today while Michael Pineda, Phil Hughes, Adam Warren, Kevin Whelan, and Graham Stoneburner will do so tomorrow. George Kontos will face hitters tomorrow for the first time after missing basically three weeks with an oblique issue. [Chad Jennings]
- Eduardo Nunez hasn’t played since getting hit in the right hand with a pitch last Monday, and right now the plan is another day of rest. He’ll be re-evaluated on Wednesday. “If it lingers more than that, I will be somewhat concerned,” said Joe Girardi. [George King]
- Dan Burawa has a tear in his oblique and is expected to miss quite a bit of time. They’ll know exactly how much time after he sees the doctor tonight. Austin Romine, meanwhile, will take some hacks in the next day or two. He’s been on the shelf with back inflammation. [Jennings]
Here is your open thread for the night. Both the Knicks and Nets are playing, plus MLB Network will carry a game later on. Talk about whatever you like here, go nuts.