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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Ayala, not Garrison, appears to be the Yankees' choice

New York Daily News beat writer Mark Feinsand tweeted this morning that lefty reliever Luis Ayala was sitting right next to him on his plane home into Newark airport. It would seem to follow, then, that Ayala has won the job as the last man in the Yankees' bullpen.

This information, of course, is contrary to how manager Joe Girardi said it would play out yesterday, when he said neither reliever would make the trip north and that, if necessary, one would fly to New York late tonight.

Apparently, no suitable replacement became available on the waiver wire between yesterday and this morning, and the go-ahead was given to summon Ayala.

With that in mind, I expect to see Garrison this morning in minor league camp, and later today in Bradenton, where the Yankees' upper-level minor leaguers will play their counterparts from the Pittsburgh organization. I'll get some reaction from Garrison as soon as I have it.

Keep up to date with all my coverage this week HERE, and don't forget to stop by my live Web chat tonight at 8 p.m. A link to the chat will be available here and at The Trentonian's website.

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