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Domingo Germán cruises in second appearance; Britton optimistic after setback; Voit sits out with knee issue

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NY Post | Dan Martin: Domingo Germán’s entrance to Yankees camp may have been rockier than the team expected, but his results through a few innings of spring training have been smooth sailing. Germán posted a shutout in his second start of the preseason, tossing another three scoreless to keep pace with Deivi García in the competition for the fifth starter job.

NJ.com | Randy Miller: Zack Britton is unfortunately going to be on the shelf for the start of the season, but he’s seeing the positive side of things in his first comments since surgery. Britton noted that though there isn’t a perfectly clear timeline for his return at the moment, he’s expected back during the season and anticipates getting into games for some key innings. With that in mind, Britton can begin the slow buildup back to being one of the most effective relievers in the game.

NY Daily News | Kristie Ackert: Luke Voit did not play in Tuesday’s home game against the Pirates, sitting with what manager Aaron Boone called “a little knee soreness.” Boone added that he doesn’t think it’s a serious issue and doesn’t think that the first baseman will be out for long. (Sure enough, after the game on Wednesday, Boone said that Voit would DH on Thursday.) Voit played through plantar fasciitis for most of last season, but still managed to lead the league in home runs.