Joe Torre says Michael Pineda won't be suspended for what was on his hand last night. But Torre did say he's going to talk to the Yankees about it.
Should we call this PineTar-Gate or is that too similar to the George Brett/Yankees dust-up from the early 80's? Maybe Pineda-Gate? Sticky Palm-Gate? Whatever you'd like to call it, we'll have all forgotten about it within the week. Once he steps on the mound next week against the Cubs with clean palms and comes out ahead, the issue will finally be dead.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Hector Sanchez left Thursday's game after taking a foul tip to the neck.
We should get a better idea on Friday if this injury is serious or not, but even a brief absence could set Sanchez back in his roster battle with Andrew Susac. Susac is younger, and a better hitter and he could be useful in NL-only or if the Giants decide to play Buster Posey more at first base. Sanchez will never have much fantasy value regardless of role though he would probably be better for San Francisco's pitchers. Analysis: Steve Pimental
Ross Ohlendorf left Thursday's game with tightness in his right groin.
This isn't good news for Ohlendorf, especially after he's pitched so well this spring. Given his success, it seems as though the only way that he will be left off of the Rangers' Opening Day roster is if he is out for an extended period of time or has a setback. He will likely fill a long reliever role for Texas with the chance to make an occasional spot start. Analysis: David Kerr