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New York Yankees: Carl Pavano cleared another hurdle, and Phil Hughes impressed. It was a good day all around when the Yankees' projected rotation and top starting prospects threw batting practice for the first time.
Pavano, starting the third season of a $39.95 million, four-year contract, hasn't pitched in the major leagues since June 27, 2005, because of shoulder, back, buttocks, elbow and rib injuries. He threw 35 pitches, including one that hit Alberto Gonzalez in the back. The Yankees ...
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SPRING TRAINING NEWS
Follow the day's news from spring training in the Grapefruit and Cactus leagues as we begin the countdown toward Opening Day on Sunday (Mets at world champion Cardinals, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN2):
• Colon, Weaver, Figgins on DL
• Pirates send Sanchez to the DL
• Rogers has clot removed, will miss first half
• Sabathia throws, says he's ready for opener
• Pavano to start Opening Day for Yankeees
• A's put Dan Johnson on DL with hip injury
• Walker signs minor league deal with A's
• Grapefruit: Towers wins spot in Jays' rotation
• Cactus: Big Unit to start season on DL