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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Yankees pitching coach Matt Blake on whether pitchers would be prone to injuries with starting and stopping their throwing this spring: "There's definitely a possibility of it, just like any start and stop throughout the season. Anytime you stop and then idle guys, and then try and ramp them back up, that's where the concern would be if you do it too quickly. So we're trying to be as proactive in monitoring their situations as much as possible, so we safely bring them up to speed."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Yankees pitching coach Matt Blake on potentially how many pitchers they will need once the season starts back up, since it may require a lot of doubleheaders: "Depends on how much the starters get built up in spring training. The easy place to go would be in that 15 (pitchers) range. I think (we've) heard 28-29 players being talked about for opening the season back up, but I think if you have 15 guys... you could use some depth."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Yankees pitching coach Matt Blake said that James Paxton is doing well in his throwing program and rehab from having a peridiscal cyst removed from his lower back.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Yankees pitching coach Matt Blake said that "there's definitely a possibility" that pitchers may get injured with the "stop-start" workouts that they may experience this spring training.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

There's obviously no certainty at this point, but pitching coach Matt Blake said the Yankees may need around 15 pitchers if teams are asked to play 8-9 games per week during the season, which would require doubleheaders.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

When former Dodgers pitcher Carl Erskine and his wife Betty had a son Jimmy, April 1, 1960, children with Down syndrome were not expected to reach age 40. Carl, 93, said Tuesday that although their family is on lockdown in Indiana, Jimmy's 60th birthday Wednesday will be a big celebration & he also recently marked 20 years of work at Applebee's. Carl wrote in his book, "The Parallel," that teammate Jackie Robinson & Jimmy similarly faced "prejudice, exclusion and rejection."

William Weinbaum ESPN 

Former Yankees & Pirates P.R. Director Rick Cerrone announced Tuesday that to help fans through the absence of games, Baseball Digest (he's editor in chief) is making its full 1942-2019 archive of 800+ issues available free online through 7/15 @ http://baseballdigest.com/Free.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Would Mark Fidrych have been a Hall of Famer if he hadn't been injured?

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