- The upcoming starting pitchers: Bryan Mitchell (Friday), Adam Warren (Saturday), Luis Severino (Sunday), Chad Green (Monday), then Masahiro Tanaka and Luis Cessa (Tuesday split squad). Michael Pineda will start a game soon thereafter. All those games except the two games Tuesday will be broadcast somewhere. [Erik Boland, Billy Witz]
- Aaron Hicks has tweaked his swing from both sides of the plate. “With my left-handed swing, I got shorter with my load and right-handed just getting the ball deeper and seeing it for a longer period of time and being able to drive it to all fields,” he said. Also, apparently Jacoby Ellsbury’s swing looks better than last year. [Brendan Kuty, Marly Rivera]
- The Yankees brought in an FBI team to meet with Latin American players about staying safe back home. The club did it on their own. It wasn’t part of a larger MLB effort. In many Latin American countries, especially Venezuela, players and their families are targeted in robberies and things like that. Wilson Ramos was held hostage a few years ago. [Marly Rivera]
- And finally, Derek Jeter took 20 prospects out to dinner last night as part of his annual “take the kids to dinner” event during Captain’s Camp. They talked about baseball and life on-and-off the field, that sorta stuff. [George King, Corey Long]
Here is your open thread for the night. The NBA is still somehow in their middle of their All-Star break. Must be nice to have this much time off. None of the local hockey teams are playing tonight, so it’s college basketball or nothing. You folks know what to do with these threads by now, so do it.