UPDATES & NEWS
Manager Joe Girardi said Michael Pineda (shoulder) probably will be shut down at least 10 days.
Yes, Pineda owners, we know. It's like a nightmare, isn't it? And it just keeps getting worse and worse. This latest malady is going to set back his potential return time by at least a few weeks and possibly even just shut him down for the whole first half. They're saying it's just inflammation in his upper back, but it's just more kerosene on the fire that's already ruining his return season.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Yunel Escobar said his groin is improving and will work out prior to Sunday's game.
The MRI on Escobar came back clean, so that's great news. He's still not 100-percent though and will continue to be held out. Escobar believes that he can avoid the DL and will work out prior to the game to prove it. Obviously though, if he doesn't show the improvement in the workout, the team could hold him out a little while longer. The club can go with Danny Espinosa at third and Dan Uggla at second. They also called up Emanuel Burris who can play all over the infield. Analysis: Howard Bender