Pregame notes: Boone Logan back

September, 20, 2013
9/20/13
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NEW YORK -- New York Yankees lefthander Boone Logan should be available for Friday night’s game against the San Francisco Giants.

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Jim McIsaac/Getty ImagesBoone Logan should be at Joe Girardi's disposal on Friday, after missing two weeks due to injury.
Logan, who saw Dr. James Andrews on Monday, has been out since Sept. 6 with a bone spur in his left elbow.

“Yes -- I mean, as far as I know,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said, when asked whether Logan would be available. “I have not been told anything different today. He felt good yesterday so unless something has transpired between last night and today that I’m not aware of, he’s available.”

Girardi thinks Logan could pitch an inning, or even get four outs, if the situation calls for it.

Logan expects to need offseason surgery to repair his elbow. The 29-year-old is 5-2 with a 3.26 ERA in 60 relief appearances this season.

Ichiro Suzuki was elevated to the leadoff spot on Friday.

“I just tried to shake the lineup a little bit. We’re struggling scoring runs,” Girardi said. “Maybe (Curtis Granderson) has been hitting some home runs, so maybe you drop him in the order a little bit with some of the guys that have been on base and maybe they become two- or three-run homers instead of solo shots. That was my thought.”

Suzuki is 1-for-3 in his career against Friday night’s starter for the Giants, Tim Linceum.

• Girardi is tired of reporters asking questions about his players being tired. Specifically, he was asked about catcher Chris Stewart getting the night off in favor of rookie backstop J.R. Murphy.

“Every player is tired at this time of year, but you can’t ever use that as an excuse,” Girardi said. “And it bothers me that people talk about it in a sense, because I remember being tired, but I was tired in June. I mean, that’s kind of the life of a catcher, but I’m sure Stew’s tired, he gets hit with a bat last night. You can’t use that as an excuse this time of year, because we need the guys to give us everything they’ve got.”

Mike Mazzeo

ESPN New York Writer

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