• Sabathia should have one more spring start before taking the ball on Opening Day. Girardi has Sabathia listed to pitch on Tuesday against the Astros, meaning Sabathia will finish the spring having just started twice against big league teams. He also faced the Marlins on March 15 at George M. Steinbrenner Field.
• Robinson Cano is expected to rejoin the Yankees on Thursday after his service with the Dominican Republic's victorious World Baseball Classic squad. Girardi said that he plans to play Cano, who was named the Classic's MVP, in the 7:05 p.m. ET start against the Twins.
• Ronnier Mustelier had been scheduled to return to play some left field on Wednesday, but Girardi said that he decided not to play Mustelier to allow the swelling to go down in his legs. Mustelier, who suffered multiple bruises on both legs crashing into a metal fence while chasing a foul pop-up last week, is expected to play on Thursday.
• Left-hander Matt Tracy and right-hander Mark Montgomery were reassigned to Minor League camp.