From the Record, for the record:
Joe Torre is planning to take it easy with hard throwers Kyle Farnsworth and Tanyon Sturtze this year, using them each for one inning if possible.
Torre said he “overused” Sturtze, who is on a more gradual throwing program. Sturtze suffered from biceps tendinitis late last season, but Torre believes he’ll be able to start the year on time. “We’re just going slower with him.”
Mariano Rivera could throw off a mound for the first time today, and he’s also on a gradual program. Octavio Dotel, returning from Tommy John surgery, is throwing off flat ground and is not expected back until June.
“I think we have to make a conscious effort to monitor these guys a little better,” Torre said.
Anyone want to establish an under/over on how many times I will have to link back to this report over the course of the season?