**Pictured Above: Yankee Catcher, Francisco Cervelli**

Written By: Matt Vereb

The Yankees are currently losing 9-1 against the Toronto Blue Jays. Today was AJ Burnett’s first start of the spring. Burnett threw well. Twenty-four of his alotted thirty-five pitches were strikes. Alike Phil Hughes, AJ Burnett has been working on a changeup. Burnett threw 8-10 changes that looked extremely good. Burnett scattered five hits, but was charged two runs after leaving the 2nd inning due to his pitch count. Burnett’s strike ratio and change up are definitely good building blocks for 2010.

Jon Albalabejo has had a rough Spring so far. He was removed after 1/3 of an inning, yielding 7 hits and 5 earned runs. This was his second straight bad outing. His Spring Training ERA sits at a cool 184.00

Curtis Granderson has yet to record a hit. He is 0 for 7 in 3 games.

Backup catcher, Francisco Cervelli, was hit in the head by a pitch this afternoon. He was taken to the hospital. Luckily, x-rays were negative and he was able to return to the field.

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