Some late afternoon Yankees news: 3/5/12

Can someone please remind me not to complain about a lack of Yankees' news? It seems like every time I do that, someone gets hurt. This time, it's Mark Teixeira.

Teixeira was removed from Team USA's lineup after feeling discomfort in his forearm. He said he first felt the discomfort when swinging in the batting cages today. And now it looks like he may be done in Arizona because manager Joe Girardi said Tex would be looked at by the Yankees' doctors. He had x-rays done and they were negative, thank goodness, but more tests will be taken.

The Yankees' other star WBC participant, Robinson Cano, was hit by a foul ball in the Dominican Republic's matchup with the Philadephia Phillies today but he was otherwise unscathed. The Dominican team pounded the Phillies to the tune of 15 runs on 28 hits. Yes, that says 28. Cano had three of those hits.

The Yankees made some cuts today: Greg Bird, Cito Culver, Rob Segedin, Tyler Austin, Francisco Arcia, Kyle Higashioka and Gary Sanchez.

I posted tonight's Yankees lineup earlier but here's the Braves lineup that will be facing David Phelps:

Schafer CF Heyward RF JUpton LF Freeman 1B BUpton DH Uggla 2B Johnson 3B Pastornicky SS Pagonizzi C

Maholm LHP

The Yankee pitchers scheduled to follow Phelps on the mound are David Robertson, Joba Chamberlain, David Aardsma, Mark Montgomery and Shawn Kelley.

Tonight's game will be shown on YES and will also be broadcasted on WCBS 880 AM.