Worth noting

• The Yankees toyed with giving Alfonso Soriano some reps at first base this spring, but manager Joe Girardi said that they shelved the idea because Soriano was sidelined by an extended illness early in camp.

• On this date in 2003, Hideki Matsui hit a grand slam in his Yankee Stadium debut, leading the Yankees to a 7-3 win over the Twins.

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.