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Schedule notes: Tanaka’s next start, Ellsbury’s return, Ryan’s road trip

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Mar 18, 2014 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Masahiro Tanaka

Masahiro Tanaka will make the Saturday road trip to Fort Myers to make his next start against the Twins. That same day, Hiroki Kuroda will go to the minor league complex to pitch in a minor league game. The Yankees have announced their next five starters — through Monday’s off day — and neither Adam Warren nor Vidal Nuno appears on the list.

Wednesday: Ivan Nova
Thursday: David Phelps
Friday: CC Sabathia
Saturday: Masahiro Tanaka
Hiroki Kuroda in a minor league game
Sunday: Michael Pineda

Jacoby Ellsbury will not make tomorrow’s road trip to Orlando, and it sounds unlikely that he’ll play Thursday night against the Red Sox. Ellsbury went through a workout today, but Girardi said he’s still feeling “a little bit” in his right calf.

“He’s still day-to-day,” Girardi said. “The one thing is, you want to make sure guys are completely healthy before they come back. I don’t really have a day (in mind for him to return). … Once he tells me he doesn’t feel anything, maybe it’s a day or two after that.”

Brendan Ryan went through a full workout today. The plan is for him to play his next game Thursday night in Fort Myers. In terms of travel, that has to be the worst game of the spring (long road trip, and it’s at night).

“That’s the way the ball bounces,” Girardi said.

Associated Press photo




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