Joba Chamberlain and Ian Kennedy will pitch tonight, 3-4 innings each. Their turn comes up again Saturday. Conveniently, the Yankees have a split-squad doubleheader that day. So Kennedy will start one game and Chamberlain the other.
But the Yankees have only one game on March 20 and by then, they will have to be split up. Joe Girardi said this afternoon that they haven’t decided what they’re going to do. But I’m sure there’s a plan in place to have one of them pitch in minor-league games to continue building arm strength.
At some point, probably the last week of camp, I suspect Chamberlain will start working out of the bullpen.
Francisco Cervelli is headed to New York tomorrow morning to have his fractured wrist examined. The docs are trying to determine whether surgery would help him heal faster.
WFAN’s Mike and the Mad Dog are in town for a few days. Curiously (at least to me, anyway) they conduct a lot of their interviews over the phone even though they are at Legends Field.
A-Rod, however, came up to the press box to do his interview. Unlike last season, he had nothing controversial to say.