"It's OK," he said. "That's normal. That's a catcher's job -- get beat up sometimes."
• The bullpen had a solid day in relief of Tanaka during Saturday's 5-4 win over Minnesota. Shane Greene pitched a perfect inning, recording three strikeouts. Right-hander Yoshinori Tateyama earned a save, striking out three in the ninth. But he also gave up a home run to Eduardo Escobar.
In all, Yankees pitchers recorded 13 strikeouts.
• Zoilo Almonte started in right field, going 2-for-4 with a run scored. He is 13-for-32 (.406) this spring, with seven runs scored in 17 games.
• Wheeler started in left field and went 2-for-3 with an RBI. In 20 spring games, he is 11-for-32 (.344).
• There were 9,298 in attendance for Saturday's game, a new Hammond Stadium record. The previous record was 9,256 -- set on March 13 against the Red Sox. The record before that (8,366) was set exactly one year ago -- March 22, 2013 -- also against the Yankees.
Maureen Mullen is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.