UPDATES & NEWS
Masahiro Tanaka threw about 25 fastballs off a mound today and reported no pain or setbacks. He hopes to throw breaking pitches next time.
It is looking like the Yankee's decision to forgo surgery (with Tanaka's input, of course) was a wise one, but he has a lot of work still to do before he can rejoin the rotation. All his owners will be watching intently to see how he does when he snaps off a curve or other breaking pitch while on the mound.ANALYST: Ivar G. Anderson
Update: Corey Dickerson was removed from Saturday's game with a left quad injury.
While the news regarding Dickerson's plantar fasciitis was positive, he was removed after he fouled a ball off his back leg and is now day-to-day with what the team is calling a quad injury. When his leg appeared to be swollen, manager Walt Weiss opted to play it safe and remove Dickerson who had gone 0-for-3 in Saturday's game against the Giants. Consider him day-to-day for right now and figure he'll be a game-time decision for Sunday. Analysis: Howard Bender