Tanaka working on improving two-seamer

If it appears that Masahiro Tanaka isn't lighting up the radar gun like he did during his terrific rookie campaign, the Yankees right-hander is armed with a good explanation, and it's one which he says is unrelated to last year's elbow injury. Tanaka revealed on Wednesday that he has decided to throw his two-seam fastball more this spring, a pitch that has less velocity than his four-seamer but adds downward movement.

Miggy moves up timetable, looks solid at first

Miguel Cabrera originally wasn't scheduled to make his first start at first base this spring until Thursday, especially after serving as the designated hitter against the Yankees on Tuesday night. He convinced head athletic trainer Kevin Rand that he felt good enough to move up the timetable a day, rather than DH in a Minor League game as previously planned.