TAMPA — Three relievers recovering from injuries — Octavio Dotel (oblique), Joel Hanrahan (elbow) and Wil Ledezma (shoulder) — threw duirng workouts this morning at McKechnie Field.
Dotel threw a 30-pitch side session, his first time off the mound since Feb. 21, and reported no problems. Dotel will throw a bullpen session Thursday.
Hanrahan streched his long toss out to 90 feet. There’s still no firm timetable for when he will get on a mound. Ledezma, who’s been out all spring, is working in the bullpen and told me he is “close” to being game-ready.
Pirates: 1. Andrew McCutchen cf, 2, Ronnie Cedeno ss, 3. Lastings Milledge lf, 4. Garrett Jones rf, 5. Andy LaRoche 3b, 6. Jeff Clement 1b, 7. Bobby Crosby dh, 8. Delwyn Young 2b, 9. Jason Jaramillo c. Charlie Morton rhp
Yankees (Hey, didn’t we just see these guys?): 1. Derek Jeter ss, 2. Nick Johnson dh, 3. Jorge Posada c, 4. Alex Rodriguez 3b, 5. Curtis Granderson cf, 6. Nick Swisher rf, 7. Randy Winn lf, 8. Juan Miranda 1b, 9. Kevin Russo 2b. CC Sabathia lhp
Pitchers for Wednesday night’s game:
Pirates: Zach Duke (50 pitches), Daniel McCutchen (45), Vinnie Chulk, Brendan Donnelly, Chris Jakubauskas.
Orioles: RHP Brad Bergesen will start for Baltimore.