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Eduardo Nunez was sent out to second base on Wednesday against the Rays, as the Yankees continue to evaluate him as a utilityman. Nunez has played mostly shortstop in his career, but he will have to convince the club of his versatility to make the team.

"Defensively, you've got to be able to handle a couple of different spots," Girardi said. "He's played mostly at shortstop, but because of the situation we're in, he's got to move around."

• Non-roster invitee Yangervis Solarte started a third consecutive game for the Yankees on Wednesday, this time at shortstop. Girardi has been impressed thus far with the switch-hitter, who is flashing the ability to play several different positions, as well as a live bat.

• The Yankees will get their first chance to utilize baseball's new replay system on Thursday against the Phillies. Girardi said that they would have a coach in the clubhouse watching video, who could communicate to the dugout using walkie-talkies. Girardi said that he might try the system on Thursday, even if he believes the umpires are correct on a close call.

"I might," Girardi said. "Why not? You've only got so many chances in Spring Training."

Bryan Hoch is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.