Meanwhile, the rest of the Yankees fell to the Blue Jays 1-0 on the road. Tyler Wade was thrown out at the plate to end the game. Esmil Rogers started and scattered four hits in three shutout innings. He struck out three. Jacoby Ellsbury and Alex Rodriguez both went 1-for-3 while Carlos Beltran and Brett Gardner both went 0-for-3. Chris Young went 1-for-2 with a walk. Eric Jagielo took a fastball to the thigh in the ninth inning and was lifted for a pinch-runner (Wade), but he’s fine. He jogged down to first then jogged off the field once the pinch-runner came out of the dugout. Here’s the box score and video highlights for that game, and here’s the rest from Tampa:
- CC Sabathia, Luis Severino, Scott Baker, and Kyle Davies threw bullpen sessions while Andrew Bailey threw a simulated game. I believe this was Severino’s first bullpen since missing a few days with strep throat earlier this week. It was originally reported Bailey would pitch in an actual Grapefruit League game this weekend, but I guess not. Either way, he says he feels great. [Ryan Hatch, Mark Feinsand, Anthony McCarron]
- Ivan Nova is close to throwing curveballs in the bullpen as he rehabs from Tommy John surgery. He could begin throwing them as soon as Thursday’s bullpen session. Brendan Ryan (back) hit off a tee and was expected to begin taking ground balls today. [Associated Press]
- The Yankees play the Phillies tomorrow afternoon — there’s no video broadcast! — and have their first Grapefruit League off-day on Monday. Nathan Eovaldi will start tomorrow and Sabathia will make his spring debut Tuesday.
This is your open thread for evening. YES will replay this afternoon’s home game against the Tigers at 10:30pm ET and MLB Network will replay this afternoon’s road game against the Blue Jays at 11pm ET. All five local hockey and basketball teams are playing tonight and there’s a bunch of college basketball on the schedule as well. Talk about those games or anything else right here.