As usual, the Yankees are taking some early batting practice on the day after an off day on the road. Robinson Cano just took his hacks. Now it’s Francisco Cervelli’s turn. Nick Swisher and Curtis Granderson are standing around the cage. Looks like Jorge Posada is about to go through some catching punishment drills with Tony Pena.
Still no word on the lineup, but there is word that Nick Johnson has made a change.
Today he changed his uniform number from 26 to 36, which was the number he originally wore with the Yankees from 2002 to 2003. In that time, the number 36 has been worn by five players.
Tom Gordon (’04-’05), Mike Myers (’06-’07), Jim Brower (’07), Ian Kennedy (’07) and Edwar Ramirez (’08-’09).
Ramirez wore the number this spring.
Associated Press photo.