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• The Yankees are looking forward to the reports from Michael Pineda's first Minor League rehabilitation start on Saturday for Class A Tampa against the Tigers' Florida State League club in Lakeland, Fla.

Girardi said that the Yankees would like to see Pineda throw 90 to 100 pitches more than once in the Minor Leagues before considering him for promotion. Girardi said that the Yankees envision Pineda as a starter in the immediate future.

• On this date in 1936, George Selkirk hit a walk-off home run off the Indians' Oral Hildebrand in the 16th inning to give the Yankees a 5-4 win. Red Ruffing tossed a complete game to earn the win, pitching 16 innings and allowing four runs (three earned) on 10 hits with six walks.

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