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 TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano didn't start Saturday against the Toronto Blue Jays because of back stiffness.
The contest was rained out in the bottom of the second, with the Blue Jays leading 6-0.
Cano is expected to play in Sunday's game against Pittsburgh.
``I'll be ready to play tomorrow,'' Cano said. ``I feel good. Got some treatment.''
Yankees manager Joe Girardi is not concerned about the injury.
``He was just a little stiff,'' Girardi said. ``He played a bunch of games in a row.''
New York left-hander Andy Pettitte was scratched from a minor league start Saturday due to back spasms. He is expected to make his next start Thursday.
Shannon Stewart had a two-run single during a six-run first that put Toronto ahead 6-0. Marco Scutaro hit a run-scoring triple.
Yankees reliever Jonathan Albaladejo started in place of Kei Igawa because of the inclement weather. He gave up six runs and five hits in one-third of an inning.
Igawa and Mike Mussina will face each other in a minor league intrasquad game Sunday. Jeff Karstens, bidding to be the long man out of the bullpen, will start the game against the Pirates.
Notes: Blue Jays RHP Dustin McGowan allowed two runs and three hits over six innings in a Triple-A game. He struck out eight and walked one. ... New York INF Morgan Ensberg was unsuccessful in his attempt to get uniform No. 14 from teammate Wilson Betemit. He plans to wear No. 21, Paul O'Neill's number, until the end of spring training. ... Actors Ron Howard and Richard Gere were at the game. Howard threw out the ceremonial first pitch. ... Girardi is also experiencing back spasms.
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