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Nationals right-hander Doug Fister threw on flat ground Tuesday. He will likely take Wednesday off, throw off the ground one more time and then do a bullpen before getting back into game action.


In the fourth inning, Washington’s Scott Hairston hit a popup near the plate. As McCann set up for the catch, third baseman Dean Anna tripped over the catcher’s mask and ended up sliding in at McCann’s feet. The catcher fell back over Anna, but appeared to be fine.

“I told Anna, ‘Around here we wrap up when we make tackles,’” Yankees manager Joe Girardi joked.


The Yankees will face the Marlins in a pair of split-squad games Saturday and Sunday in Panama City. Among the players making the trip to Panama will be McCann, Derek Jeter, Gardner, Alfonso Soriano and Carlos Beltran. Adam Warren will start Saturday’s game, while Sabathia will pitch on Sunday.