A few things to have on your radar…
• A source told ESPN’s Outside the Lines that Francisco Cervelli’s name would only be on a handwritten document from Anthony Bosch if Cervelli obtained performance enhancing drugs from Bosch. The source said there’s “no other reason” for Cervelli’s name to be listed next to what appears to a record of owing $2,500. Cervelli has said he only spoke with Bosch to get advice about a past foot injury.
• George King reports that Chien-Ming Wang threw off a mound at Billy Connors’ house recently, and the Yankees will continue to monitor Wang through the World Baseball Classic. They think he might be valuable as veteran rotation depth. Connors is with the Yankees as a spring training instructor.
• Over at ESPN.com, David Schoenfield gave the Yankees offseason a B+ grade: “I think they have one more season in them. The rotation should keep them in the playoff hunt, and if Jeter, Granderson and Teixeira come close to what they did a year ago, the offense will score enough runs.”
• Former Yankees outfielder Melky Cabrera reported to Blue Jays camp and answered questions about his use of performance enhancing drugs and the uncertainty that he can match last year’s numbers. ”I don’t know if I’m going to have the numbers I had last year,” he said. “I can’t predict the numbers. ‘The only thing I know is that I worked out six days a week in the Dominican to be ready for this season. I’m ready.”
• Speaking of Blue Jays camp, Jose Reyes doesn’t have many nice things to say about Jeffrey Loria.
• Yahoo! Sports reports that a former Red Sox trainer has been accussed of giving Toradol injections. The painkiller isn’t illegal and it’s not banned in baseball, but Yahoo! reports that trainers are not allowed to give injections.
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