While Joe Girardi has altered the order of the Yankees' rotation for the AL Championship Series, he said not to expect much change in the 25-man roster from the Division Series, good news for Greg Golson, Austin Kearns, Ramiro Peña, Dustin Moseley and Sergio Mitre. Chad Gaudin and Javier Vazquez, who pitched in yesterday's simulated game, may be left out again.
"I don't anticipate there being a lot of roster moves, or even any," Girardi said. "It's something we'll talk about as an organization after practice today."
Cervelli to catch up
Francisco Cervelli didn't see any action against the Twins, but that is likely to change against the Rangers in the ALCS. Girardi rarely caught Jorge Posada in day games that followed a night game and Game 2 is a day game. And if the Yankees follow through with their plans to pitch A.J. Burnett in Game 4, Cervelli, who caught the righthander most of the season, figures to do so again. Game 5 is also a day game.
"That's something we're going to talk about," Girardi said.
As for who would catch Burnett, he said: "I really haven't gotten beyond the first couple games as far as our schedule right now. We'll worry about that then."
The Yankees will leave for Dallas Thursday and work out later in the afternoon at Rangers Ballpark, a similar travel schedule to the Division Series when they worked out at Target Field the day before the series opener after flying earlier in the day.