Jacoby Ellsbury is out of the lineup with a sore hand. Tests showed no damage, but Joe Girardi said Ellsbury’s hand has been “bothering him for a few days.”
Bigger issue might be Michael Pineda.
Throwing a sim game in Tampa, Pineda pulled himself after one inning because of tightness in his lat. He will go for an MRI and Girardi said Pineda’s planned start coming up is in jeopardy.