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Reliever Boone Logan, out because of a sore elbow, will pitch in a simulated game Tuesday. Girardi feels there is enough time for the left-hander to be ready for opening day.

Left-handed reliever Clay Rapada, slowed by a shoulder injury, is playing catch, but his opening-day status has not been determined.

New York released Matt Diaz, signed as a minor league free agent during the offseason to compete for an extra outfield spot. The decision to release the 35-year old Diaz came after the Yankees signed outfielders Ben Francisco and Brennan Boesch int he past week.