Despite the news of Luis Severino needing Tommy John Surgery, the Yankees still had baseball to play on Tuesday, and Rosell Herrera had himself a big game in the 4-1 win over the Blue Jays. >> Box score
5 things to know from Tuesday's game...
1) Nick Tropeano got the start for the Yankees and put together a nice showing, allowing just one hit and no runs, while striking out a batter in two innings. Pitching prospect Brooks Kriske gave up the lone run on a home run, but struck out the other two batters in his one inning of the day.
2) With most of the Yankees' big name players off, the team looked no further than Rosell Herrera to produce some offense. With the game tied 1-1 in the seventh inning, Herrera broke things up with a triple to center field, bringing in two runs in the process. Later that inning, Herrera scored on a wild pitch to put New York up, 4-1.
3) Miguel Andujar went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts and a ground out to third. So far this spring, he's hitting just .167.
4) As the Yankees look toward Luke Voit and Mike Tauchman for first base, it seems that Voit has the advantage -- specifically on the offensive side thus for in the spring. Voit doubled to left field in the fourth inning and finished 1-3 on the day, while Tauchman struggled to get anything going, ending his day 0-for-2 with a strikeout and ground out to short.
5) The news of Luis Severino's injury certainly cast a shadow over Florida for the Yankees, but Aaron Boone and all his coaches must've felt a bit better watching all eight pitchers they threw out on the mound pick up at least one strikeout.
The Yankees will host the reigning World Series champion Nationals in Tampa with a 1:05 start time on Wednesday. Masahiro Tanaka is expected to get the start.