Bombers bits

• The Yankees have announced their next round of starting pitchers for Grapefruit League games. Right-hander Jose Ramirez draws the Phillies on Tuesday and left-hander Nik Turley gets the nod against the Orioles on Wednesday. With a split-squad on Thursday, right-hander David Phelps will see the Blue Jays in Tampa and right-hander Brett Marshall gets the Astros in Kissimmee.

• Girardi said that it is "fair to assume" that outfield prospects Tyler Austin and Slade Heathcott will not be considered to open the season in New York. Girardi did say Granderson's injury should create more spring playing time for the duo, however.

• Yankees outfielder Melky Mesa said that even after Granderson's injury, he still plans to leave camp to play for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic. Girardi said that he had no issue with Mesa's decision, especially because Yankees bench coach Tony Pena is managing the Dominican squad.