Wednesday morning Yankees news and notes: 2/27/12

In news that wouldn't shock anyone, Brian Cashman started shaking his head and saying, "No. No. No. No," before reporters even started asking any questions regarding the possibility of placing Eduardo Nunez in left field while Curtis Granderson works his way back from his broken forearm. Cashman talked about a few things yesterday but it wasn't in person, it was via text message and phone calls. The topics included why Johnny Damon won't be getting any calls from the Yankees' front office about playing LF and the Nunez situation. Cashman said about, “I don’t think he profiles as an outfielder with the bat.” He also said that the Yankees would be looking from within even though a few free agents had gotten in touch with them.

Some more notes:

  • Phil Hughes expects to be reevaulated today.
  • Kevin Youkilis will sit out again today just for precautionary measures.
  • And here's some funny Yankees news, well, not really news but Nunez joined Twitter recently - he's verified and everything! - and he tweeted this gem last night, "People ask me all the time why my helmet falls off... I would also like to know why lol."

I had mentioned on Twitter that I was going have a "Nunez Helmet Counter" in the sidebar of the website to keep track of how many times he loses his helmet during the season but it may break down by mid-May at the rate he's going in Spring Training.

Here's today's lineup:

Brett Gardner LF Jayson Nix SS Robinson Cano 2B Juan Rivera DH Dan Johnson 1B Zoilo Almonte RF Slade Heathcott CF Chris Stewart C Corban Joseph 3B

LHP Nik Turley

The Yankees are taking on the Baltimore Orioles at 1:05 p.m. at Steinbrenner Field. The game will be on YES.