Here are a few quick news items on the day:
- The Yankee coaches, along with assorted staff members, will meet today in order to construct their respective roster for the ALDS.
- Melky Cabrera and Robinson Cano will have the night off against Kansas City and Anthony Lerew. Most of the other regulars—Tex, Damon, Jeter, Swisher, A-Rod—are expected to return to the lineup after receiving a day-off against Luke Hochevar.
- Jerry Hairston Jr. will take live batting practice today after being sidelined with tendinitis in his left wrist. Hairston received a cortisone shot a few days ago—his second of the month—in order to help alleviate the issue.
- Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera will be honored for their historic accomplishments this season, prior to tonight’s ballgame. As we all know, this year, Jeter passed Lou Gehrig on the Yankees’ all-time hits list and Mariano collected the 500th save of his career. It should make for a nice moment, so if you’re going to tonight’s game, be sure to get there early.