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• Francisco Cervelli joked that it might take 300 at-bats before his next home run, having slugged his first of the spring on Friday. The Yankees have emphasized defense with their catchers, but Cervelli knows that any offensive contributions won't hurt his case for more playing time.

"It's about defense, but if you can hit, I think you can be there six days a week," Cervelli said.

• Yankees outfield prospect Slade Heathcott has been shelved with patellar tendinitis, according to Girardi. Heathcott had been scheduled to go on Thursday's trip to play the Blue Jays in Dunedin before being scratched.

• Yankees catcher Chris Stewart was hit in the right shoulder with a foul tip but is expected to play on Saturday.

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