Michael Pineda is throwing a bullpen session at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday.
The rehab starts have all been going well for Pineda and while he may need another one or two, the issues in the Yankees rotation may trump their desire to take is slow and safe still. Double-A Trenton is still close if they want him to, but this session in the House that is across the street from where the original House That Ruth Built once stood, could signify that they are ready to let him rejoin the rotation. Now all that's left to ask is where will he hide the pine tar?ANALYST: Howard Bender
Henry Owens will make his spring-training debut Friday.
While Owens' ERA jumped with his move to Triple-A last season, his K:BB spiked, leaving the Red Sox believing that he could be ready fro a jump to the majors soon. He'll debut this spring but will likely open the year at Triple-A to hone his craft. Should he dominate, the team could potentially bring him up for the second half. Analysis: Howard Bender
Hank Conger is dealing with a sore left wrist.
With the Astros saying that Evan Gattis will not play behind the plate at all this season, Conger steps in as the unequivocal back-up to Jason Castro. He's not really competing with Max Stassi who is seeing time in camp right now. Conger is day-to-day but should be just fine in a few days. Analysis: Howard Bender