• Girardi said that he has been impressed by the progress shown by some of the younger pitchers in camp, naming Dan Burawa and Shane Greene in particular. Girardi said that "they've shown that they're getting pretty close and they're knocking on the door."
• The Yankees have toyed with the idea of having Alfonso Soriano prepare as a backup first baseman, but Girardi said that there has not been enough time to work on the experiment. The urgency has been reduced because the Yankees are pleased with Kelly Johnson's work at first base this spring.
Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. 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.