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• Girardi said that he expects a good reception from Yankee Stadium's fans for former Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson, who signed a four-year, $60 million contract with the Mets this past offseason.

"I think they'll be pretty favorable," Girardi said. "Curtis had some really big years for us and did some really, really good things for us."

• Pineda said that he played catch on flat ground at a distance of 60 feet and reported no issues. Pineda plans to increase his throwing distance to 90 feet on Tuesday.

Francisco Cervelli (Grade 2 right hamstring strain) said that his leg "is not 100 percent, but it's getting closer." Cervelli has been running on a treadmill and is scheduled to run outdoors for the first time on Tuesday. He could resume hitting this weekend.

• On this date in 1925, Yogi Berra was born in St. Louis. A three-time American League MVP and 10-time World Series champion, Berra was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972. Berra was at Yankee Stadium on Monday for the Subway Series opener.

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