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Friday notes and links: Cervelli, Wang and Cabrera

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A few things to have on your radar…

[2]• 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. [3] 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, [4] 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: [5] “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 [6] 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. [7]

• Yahoo! Sports reports that a former Red Sox trainer has been accussed of giving Toradol injections. [8] 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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