Morning Notes: Cano, Jeter, Gardner

February, 18, 2013
2/18/13
11:57
AM ET
TAMPA, Fla. -- Another cool day down here, though it is expected rise to the mid-60s by the afternoon.

CANO CONFERENCE: Robinson Cano's news conference is expected to take place later this afternoon. It will be interesting to hear how Cano answers questions about his impending free agency and Biogenesis. Cano's name hasn't been involved in the PED story, but two players he is close with -- Melky Cabrera and Alex Rodriguez -- have been named, so Cano will likely be asked about it.

OFF & RUNNING?: Derek Jeter could run today. Jeter said on Sunday that he didn't know exactly when he would get the green light, but it would be in the next few days, possibly as early as Monday. If he does, of course, that will be news.

WIN ONE FOR THE SKIPPER: Today is the first full workout for the entire Yankees squad. Joe Girardi planned on addressing his team. Girardi is in the final year of his contract.

IN THE DARK: I had a nice conversation with Brett Gardner this morning. He doesn't know if he will be moving to center, but he would prefer to play what he considers his natural position. Of course, he said he will do whatever management wants. The Yankees will decide if Curtis Granderson can handle the move to left. They want him to be able to handle the defense, while making sure it doesn't impact his offense.

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Masahiro Tanaka
WINS ERA SO IP
12 2.51 135 129
OTHER LEADERS
BAJ. Ellsbury .293
HRM. Teixeira 17
RBIM. Teixeira 48
RB. Gardner 59
OPSJ. Ellsbury .778
ERAM. Tanaka 2.51
SOM. Tanaka 135