James Paxton still has an inflammation of his left knee, and the Yankees will turn to Chad Green to start Sunday's series final against the Bronx blast.
They also have Chance Adams and Nestor Cortes Jr. to eat something innings, though the task with Ray's right-handed Charlie Morton on the hill will be difficult.
Paxton is expected to hold another Bullpen session Sunday, hoping that the discomfort he still has is no longer there.
"I" I want to climb the hill on Sunday and feel nothing, "said Paxton, who is on the list of 10-day casualties. "It has got less and less every time I threw a bullpen, I still felt it a bit [Friday]."
Manager Aaron Boone and Paxton both said they were encouraged as the left-hander felt when he showed up at Yankee Stadium before Saturday's game.
"I was good this morning," Paxton said, "I'll throw another bullpen [Sunday] and let him go."
Paxton had hoped nothing on Friday To experience unpleasantness, but that was not the case.
"I know it's there," Paxton said, "I definitely hoped I would not feel anything, and I was a little bit aware of that." [1
"If I can do that without pain [Sunday] that's the test," said Paxton.
Despite three hits and two Rs on Friday, said Green is still pleased with the ball's throw after returning from a stint at Triple-A Scranton / Wilkes-Barre.
"I felt my fastball was as good as it was the whole year [on Friday]," said Green, who retired on Friday on the Rays, but got out when the Yankees dropped to ninth place collected the victory. "I've only made one or two mistakes."
Green had an ERA of 16.43 in his first 10 appearances this season before the Yankees sent him to minors to work on his mechanics. He was overwhelming on his first outing after his return to the majors.
Clint Frazier did not play against left-hander Blake Snell, but started as a pinch-hitter in the seventh round and went down in two bats without a hit since returning from a sprained ankle on 6-on-37 – though Boone He said he was confident the injury was not the cause of Frazer's recent slip-up.
before the 1: 2 defeat on Saturday against the Rays. "He did not walk much, but he did a good job controlling the strike zone and going deep."
The problem is what Frazier did when he got there.
"He did not win the 3-2, or when he got his place, where he did damage for a couple of weeks, he polluted that place or missed that place," Boone said. "I think it's small and subtle, he's always able to turn it around because he controls the strike zone for a young player."
Regarding the ankle that knocked him off earlier this month Boone said, "I think he's fine."
Aaron Hicks had a pair of singles – one from both sides of the field – for his first two goals of the season in his third backgammon – after a low back injury that had him had paused the spring training.