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Vidal Nuno and Adam Warren, two of the contenders for the Yankees' fifth-starter job, will not start any more Grapefruit League games. Girardi explained that the team is running out of innings, so Nuno and Warren will either get work out of the bullpen or start in Minor League games.

Nuno is scheduled to relieve David Phelps on Thursday against the Red Sox, and Warren is scheduled to relieve CC Sabathia on Friday against the Pirates.

• Girardi said that he has been impressed by the progress shown by some of the younger pitchers in camp, naming Dan Burawa and Shane Greene in particular. Girardi said that "they've shown that they're getting pretty close and they're knocking on the door."

• The Yankees have toyed with the idea of having Alfonso Soriano prepare as a backup first baseman, but Girardi said that there has not been enough time to work on the experiment. The urgency has been reduced because the Yankees are pleased with Kelly Johnson's work at first base this spring.

Bryan Hoch is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat.
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