Yankees right-hander Hiroki Kuroda (finger) said he hopes to make his next scheduled start Tuesday at Cleveland, but won’t know if he can until he throws in a bullpen session today. Kuroda injured his middle finger while trying to catch a line drive with his pitching hand Wednesday night. X-rays were negative, but he didn’t throw Thursday and had his finger wrapped in compression tape. He also underwent treatment – ice and compression – but didn’t feel good enough to throw. "I don’t feel normal, I feel a little discomfort there [in the finger]," Kuroda said through a translator. "At this stage, I won’t know [if he I can make his next start] until the bullpen." Lineup shakeup Manager Joe Girardi decided to shake up the lineup by moving Robinson Cano to the two spot, where he didn’t bat once during the 2012 regular season. Girardi said the move had nothing to do with trying to jump-start the Yankee bats and everything to do with not wanting to have three lefty batters in a row. The left-handed hitting Cano went 0-for-3 with a walk on Thursday. "I thought about doing this [Wednesday]," Girardi said. "It’s just to try and not make it so easy on the other team."
Hiroki Kuroda questionable
Bergen Record | Apr 5