Yankees pitcher Phil Hughes has upper back stiffness and will be sidelined for a few days.
‘‘There’s always a little bit of concern, but it’s upper back by his shoulder blades, so we’ll see how he is in a couple days,’’ manager Joe Girardi said Tuesday in Tampa. ‘‘You’re usually more concerned about the lower [back problem] lingering. The good thing is he was ahead of where he'd probably normally be at this time, which helps.’’
Hughes was hurt Monday during a defensive drill covering first base.
Closer Mariano Rivera did throw, 36 pitches during his third bullpen session, and is ready to face batters for the first time since May. Baseball’s career saves leader was hurt while shagging fly balls during batting practice in Kansas City on May and had surgery June 12 to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.
Garza has mild strain
Cubs pitcher Matt Garza has a mild side strain and is expected to miss only a week of camp in Mesa, Ariz. Garza strained his side while throwing live batting practice Sunday, when he faced batters for the first time since last July . . . Righthander Bartolo Colon knew he had failed a drug test for about six weeks before he got hit with a 50-game suspension last season. He made several starts for the Athletics while knowing he probably wouldn’t participate in the pennant race. ‘‘I continued to pitch, but my mind wasn’t good,’’ he said at the club’s camp in Phoenix . . . Ross Detwiler, 26, will be the second Nationals pitcher to play for Team USA, joining Gio Gonzalez.
More names surface
Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera is among five additional players whose names are listed in the records of a Florida clinic at the center of a Major League Baseball investigation into illegal drugs, ESPN reported Tuesday. The report also listed Padres reliever Fautino De Los Santos, Oakland reliever Jordan Norberto, Houston outfielder Fernando Martinez, and Mets outfield prospect Cesar Puello. ESPN reported that sources said the new names were on a list from the Biogenesis of America clinic as having gotten PEDs. The documents don’t prove the players were provided drugs or used them . . . The Orioles named Brady Anderson vice president of baseball operations. Anderson previously was a special assistant to executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette . . . As expected, the Pirates and manager Clint Hurdle officially agreed to a contract extension that runs through at least the end of the 2014 season, with a club option for 2015 . . . The Braves will retire longtime star Chipper Jones’s number and induct him into the team’s hall of fame June 28.