New York Yankees News & Notes 3/5: Cano, Cashman, Injury News


Happy Tuesday everyone. Let’s take a look at some of the news and notes around Yankees camp.

March 2, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees second baseman

Robinson Cano

(24) works out prior to the game against the Detroit Tigers at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Usually I would have a game recap in this section, however, the team was off yesterday. They take on the Atlanta Braves tonight at 7:05 on YES with David Phelps getting the start.

Returns this weekend?: Derek Jeter is getting close to making a return to the Yankee lineup, possibly even as soon as this Sunday. Mariano Rivera may be able to get into a game as well this weekend.

Broken GM: GM Brian Cashman broke his fibula and dislocated his ankle on his second jump out of a plane yesterday to help get awareness for the Wounded Warriors Project. Cashman had surgery yesterday to fix the problem.

Cano Weighs In: No not Robinson. Robbie’s dad Jose Cano was asked about his son’s pending free agency. Cano’s father feels that Robinson wants to be a Yankee forever and wants his son to be a Yankee forever.

Arod Update: You wouldn’t expect Yankee injury news from Michael Strahan, but alas that’s what we got this morning. Strahan had dinner with Alex Rodriguez and he says his hip is progressing well.

Hughes Throws: Phil Hughes threw for the second day in a row and felt good. He was able to double the amount of throws and has today and tomorrow off from throwing. Hughes has been pain free for five days now and hopes to avoid starting the year on the DL. As long as he can start a game by March 14, he’ll be able to avoid it.