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Pregame notes: Nunez back in the lineup

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Notes on Mar 17, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Eduardo Nunez returns to the lineup this afternoon, playing for the first time since bruising his hand on March 5.

Brett Gardner LF
Curtis Granderson CF
Robinson Cano 2B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Raul Ibanez DH
Andruw Jones RF
Eric Chavez 1B
Eduardo Nunez SS
Francisco Cervelli C

• Nunez will wear a special batting glove to protect the bruised area between his thumb and wrist. He came through batting practice with no problems today.

• Austin Romine, who’s been out with a sore back, will do tee and toss and play catch today. It’s his first baseball work since being shutdown with the injury early in camp.

• Mariano Rivera is actually scheduled to pitch today. He was incorrectly listed on the Yankees pitching schedule yesterday.

• Brad Meyers threw batting practice this morning, facing Colin Curtis and Brandon Laird. The Rule 5 pick was a long-shot for a long-relief job, but his shoulder injury has kept him out of games which might have destroyed any slim chance of making the team.

• Manny Delcarmen (strained lat) will throw a bullpen tomorrow. CC Sabathia, Adam Warren, Michael Pineda and Phil Hughes are also throw bullpens tomorrow.

• George Kontos (sore oblique) is scheduled to pitch in tomorrows game.

• Todays available pitchers: Hiroki Kuroda, Mariano Rivera, Cory Wade, Boone Logan, Dellin Betances, Juan Cedeno, Mike O’Connor, George Kontos and Pat Venditte.

• Todays second string: C Jose Gil, 1B Jorge Vazquez, 2B Doug Bernier, SS Jayson Nix, 3B Bill Hall, LF Cole Garner, CF Dewayne Wise, RF Chris Dickerson, DH Colin Curtis

• Pretty solid group making tomorrows trip to Sarasota…

Pitchers: Cesar Cabral, Juan Cedeno, George Kontos, D.J. Mitchell, Ivan Nova, Mike OConnor, David Phelps, Clay Rapada
Catchers: Jose Gil, Russell Martin, Gustavo Molina
Infielders: Doug Bernier, Robinson Cano, Bill Hall, Brandon Laird, Eduardo Nunez, Mark Teixeira, Jorge Vazquez
Outfielders: Colin Curtis, Chris Dickerson, Brett Gardner, Cole Garner, Raul Ibanez, Justin Maxwell, Dewayne Wise

ASTROS
Jason Bourgeois CF
Matt Downs 2B
J.D. Martinez LF
Jack Cust DH
Chris Johnson 3B
Brad Snyder RF
Chris Snyder C
Brett Wallace 1B
Marwin Gonzalez SS

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