News: Tanaka faced live hitters for the first time in spring training.
Impact: Tanaka threw 25 pitches, and both he and manager Joe Girardi said they thought the session went well. Every report coming out of the Yankees' camp on Tanaka has been positive thus far, and the next step for the 26-year-old will be to throw another bullpen session or pitch a simulated game.
News: Beltran will likely not make his spring debut until Friday's game against the Pirates, Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York reports.
Impact: Manager Joe Girardi indicated that he wants to play it cautiously with Beltran, who had bone chips and a bone spur removed from his right elbow over the offseason. Beltran still expects to be able to return to the field for the start of the season, but he'll likely be held out of the team's first three spring games to give him extra time off.
News: Rodriguez will play his first exhibition game Wednesday as the DH, WFAN's Sweeny Murti reports.
Impact: He will see two-to-three at-bats in the spring training game, and any prospective fantasy owners should have no problem seeing what he looks like, given the media attention he is getting this spring.
News: A-Rod is listed as the designated hitter in Monday's intrasquad game. Suspended for violations of baseball's drug agreement and labor contract, Rodriguez missed all of last season and is trying to return as his 40th birthday approaches in July.
Impact: Rodriguez was not on the travel roster for Tuesday's exhibition opener, though. He could make his spring debut on Wednesday, when the Yankees are at home. Yankees manager Joe Girardi and general manager Brian Cashman say Chase Headley will be their starting third baseman and Rodriguez will compete for at-bats at designated hitter.