As you can imagine, there’s not a ton going on here at Tropicana Field. The Yankees are going through batting practice right now, and I don’t think you would anticipate a ton of news on the day after breaking camp. Here are a few newsy tidbits.
• Michael Pineda played catch today, throwing 25 pitches, but there’s still no timetable or definite plan moving forward. Joe Girardi said he’s not even sure whether Pineda is going to stay in Tampa or follow the Yankees to Baltimore and New York. “They’re still talking about what plan they want to take with him,” Girardi said.
• Boone Logan said there is “night and day” difference in the way his back feels this morning compared to yesterday. There was legitimate pain yesterday. Today there’s only lingering soreness. He fully expects to be ready to pitch tomorrow. “I would be in there, in my mind,” he said.
• The Yankees have claimed right-handed reliever Cody Eppley off waivers from the Rangers. He’s 26 years old and will be assigned to Triple-A to pitch out of the bullpen. Cashman said he likes Eppley’s ability to handle right-handed hitters, and he helps add some depth after losing George Kontos and promoting David Phelps to New York.
• Gustavo Molina has decided to accept an assignment to Double-A. He’ll split the catching duties in Trenton with Jose Gil. Those two did the same thing this winter.