March 12, 2010

Rain, rain, go away

rainRadar as of 5:20 p.m. EST
The Yankees were canceled due to rain for the second day in a row today. Don’t fret, both scheduled starters A.J. Burnett and Andy Pettitte got their work done indoors.

But who am I kidding, everyone wants to see the Yankees play! Thankfully, checking out the 10-day forecast for Tampa leads me to believe the Yankees won’t be getting rained out anytime soon.

Here are some spring notes and links:

  • Tomorrow, the Yankees have split-squad games against the Tigers and Orioles at 1 p.m. The game against Baltimore can be found on MY9 with Javier Vazquez making the first pitch.
  • The Yanks have seen (were scheduled to see) a lot of ex-Yanks this week. To name a few… Steven Jackson, Jose Tabata, Austin Jackson, Phil Coke, Melky Cabrera, Chien-Ming Wang, Brian Bruney and Johnny Damon.
  • Mark Feinsand of the Daily News tagged Phil Hughes and Brett Gardner as the early favorites in their respective position battles.
  • Derek Jeter was sent home yesterday with flu-like symptoms, but could be back in the lineup for one of Saturday’s games. Today, Jeter said it was food poisoning.
  • The great Mariano Rivera is expected to pitch in his first spring training game on Tuesday along with Damaso Marte. Chan Ho Park will make his debut later in the week.

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