The ball skied high over the scoreboard and palm trees in left-center field. That chest-high cutter to Tony Batista was the lone blemish on Vidal Nuno's outing Sunday against Toronto, the Yankees' left-hander said afterward.

Batista "just takes hacks," Nuno said. "I'm going to have to do a better job with him next time."

Nuno likely hopes the next time he faces Batista is as the Yankees' fifth starter. He and several other pitchers appear to be in the mix for the job.

Sunday's appearance was Nuno's second of the spring. His competition — Adam Warren and David Phelps — each have had one. Also fighting for the job is Michael Pindea, who's slated to make his first start in the next week.