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• Hiroki Kuroda remains on track to pitch on Monday against the Indians in Cleveland. Kuroda's bruised right middle finger has not stopped him from throwing, including a bullpen session on Friday and more tossing in the outfield on Sunday.

• On this date in 1977, Reggie Jackson went 2-for-4 in his Yankees debut, a 3-0 win over the Brewers. Jim Wynn homered in his first at-bat for New York, and Jim "Catfish" Hunter fired seven scoreless innings in the season-opening victory.

• Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain has bid farewell to his bushy mustache, in response to his early-season struggles. He had been growing the facial hair since early in Spring Training, but has allowed four runs in 1 2/3 innings (21.60 ERA) and used a trimmer to buzz it off prior to Sunday's game.

• Yankees outfielder Brennan Boesch, a member of the Tigers club that went to the World Series last season, received his American League championship ring on Sunday morning in the visitors' clubhouse. Boesch said that he planned to find a spot for the keepsake, but probably wouldn't wear it.

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