Pineda would figure to be the favorite, if healthy.
TEXT-ROD: Girardi said he has been texting with Alex Rodriguez. It is mostly just checking in to see how he is doing. Girardi said he didn't think the Yankees could minimize the distraction A-Rod would pose if he ever were to return to the team.
The decision on Rodriguez's appeal of his drug suspension is expected early next year.
COLLISION COURSE: MLB might rid the sport of home plate collisions, but Girardi doesn't necessarily think that is a good decision.
"I could go either way, but I still believe it is part of the game," Girardi said.
Girardi, a former catcher, said he played football and liked the contact.