While the pregame discussion, appropriately, was almost entirely about Derek Jeter, much of the talk after the Yankees' 6-3 loss surrounded the health of Mariano Rivera.
Joe Girardi disclosed afterward that the 41-year-old closer was not available because of "tenderness" in the right triceps. Rivera said he felt "soreness" after blowing his fourth save of the season Sunday against the Mets and it didn't feel much better Monday.
“Hopefully tomorrow we’ll be ready to pitch,” Rivera said. “I’m not concerned about it, I can tell you that. I’m not concerned at all. It’s things that happen.”
Girardi said no tests were done and that none were planned.
"He's had issues that he's had worked on before and he always seems to bounce back," Girardi said. "If it goes on for a few days, yes, then you get a little bit more concerned. But Mo's had to fight through things to stay around this long. That's what he does."