No, he isn't likely to be the No. 5 starter this season but Sergio Mitre has had a good spring to this point, turning in a second straight good start Sunday afternoon against the Twins.

Mitre, who pitched two scoreless innings his first time out, went three scoreless -- allowing two hits -- against the Twins.

Brian Cashman said in January that the Yankees looked at whatever they got out of Mitre in 2009 as "a bonus" because the pitcher was coming off Tommy John surgery.  

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Girardi said he's noticed a stronger Mitre this season compared to last.

"The first day, his sinker was pretty good," Girardi said before Sunday's game. "I thought his breaking ball was actually sharper too. I have seen signs that he is stronger."