Pineda to have MRI, Ellsbury out with sore hand
Two injury updates from the Yankees clubhouse:
Michael Pineda cut his simulated game short this afternoon in Tampa after feeling tightness in his right lat. The Yankees are sending him for an MRI and his Monday start is in jeopardy, according to Joe Girardi.
Girardi said that the Yankees would probably continue going with David Phelps if Pineda – who is still serving his 10-game pine tar suspension – can’t come back as expected next week. They believe they can squeeze 70-75 pitches from Phelps in his first start.
Jacoby Ellsbury had tests on a sore left hand that has been bothering him. The tests came back clean, but Ellsbury is out of the lineup tonight and will get at least one day to rest – possibly two if the Yankees get rained out tomorrow.