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Pregame Notes: Boone back on Friday?

9/17/2013

TORONTO -- There was another pitcher who went to see Dr. James Andrew on Monday -- and he also doesn't need surgery.

Just like Matt Harvey, Boone Logan had his elbow examined by Dr. Andrews in Florida. Logan has no structural damage, but does have a bone spur on his left elbow. Dr. Andrews informed Logan he can't hurt it any further, so Logan plans on throwing a bullpen session on Wednesday and then, if everything goes right, he could be ready for action on Friday in the Bronx against the Giants.

"My mind is more at ease," Logan said.

Logan said his focus is on winning, but admitted needing to have the elbow cleaned up in the offseason is not exactly the best timing since he will be a free agent.

ALL HIT, NO FIELD FOR A-ROD: Joe Girardi indicated that Alex Rodriguez might not be in the field anytime soon, at least not here on the turf in Toronto. If Rodriguez's legs hold up, Girardi made it sound like A-Rod will stay in the DH role for the next few days. Here is our news story on Rodriguez.

GOOD JOB, GOOD EFFORT: Joe Girardi claimed he has no problem with his team's effort, but he does have a message for them as they approach the final 12 games.

"There was a lot of frustration in that room," Girardi said of the postgame clubhouse in Boston on Sunday. "You have to get by that. There is nothing we could do about those three games. I just want to make sure everyone is by that and we just move forward and go out and win games."

Girardi said on Monday he spent the off-day doing "nothing," except a little prep work, eating some meals out in the city and watching some NFL and some exhibition hockey on TV.

AUSTIN NOT READY: Austin Romine (concussion) was in the original lineup, but he was scratched because he doesn't feel that he is ready yet. Chris Stewart is the starting catcher.