* RHP Humberto Sanchez has a mild strain of his right forearm and was held out of action today. He is day to day.
* RHP Brian Bruney has a sore lower back, in the rib cage area. He said he has felt it since the first bullpen session of the spring. He received treatment after today’s workout. It’s uncertain whether he will throw as scheduled tomorrow.
* And finally … Carl Pavano has been injured again. The Rajah of Rehab was throwing batting practice when Alberto Gonzalez lined a ball off the bottom of his left cleat. But Pavano shook it off and finished his session, throwing 25 more pitches. Pavano does not use a screen when he throws BP. Ironically, he had hit Gonzalez with a pitch during BP on Thursday. Pavano said it was a little stiff and could miss some drills tomorrow but he expected to pitch as scheduled on Tuesday.
Said Brian Cashman: “He seems to be a heat-seeking missile.”