TAMPA, Fla. – Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli sustained a concussion Saturday after being hit in the helmet by a pitch during the third inning of New York’s 9-1 loss against the Toronto Blue Jays.

It was Cervelli’s second concussion since the Yankees won the World Series in November.

Cervelli was hit in the same spot above his left ear by a back swing in a winter-league game in November, and Yankees Manager Joe Girardi said Cervelli sustained a concussion.

“I’m not going to rush it,” Girardi said. “It’s a concern anytime you’re talking about an injury to the head. We will talk to him. He has to be honest with how he’s feeling.”

Cervelli is replacing Jose Molina as the backup to starting catcher Jorge Posada. Molina signed with Toronto in the offseason.


DIAMONDBACKS: Edwin Jackson pitched two innings of two-hit ball in his first start since being acquired in an offseason trade, but Arizona lost to a San Francisco split squad 12-6 at Scottsdale, Ariz.

John Bowker sparked the Giants’ nine-run fifth inning with a three-run homer. Left-hander Jonathan Sanchez, who pitched a no-hitter against San Diego on July 10, 2009, pitched two shutout innings, giving up three hits and walking three.


WHITE SOX: Freddy Garcia, in line to be Chicago’s fifth starter, gave up a run in his first two innings of the spring in an 8-4 split-squad victory against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Glendale, Ariz.

Jered Mitchell, the White Sox’s 2009 first-round draft pick, had a pair of RBI doubles and scored three runs. Juan Pierre started for the White Sox in left field against the team that traded him this offseason and had a hit in three at-bats with a stolen base.

Carlos Quentin homered twice off Carlos Silva and drove in five runs, leading a Chicago split squad to a 15-3 victory against the Chicago Cubs.


BREWERS: Ryan Braun and Alcides Escobar homered during a six-run fifth inning and Milwaukee beat San Francisco 12-1 in a game between split squads at Phoenix.

Randy Wolf threw two innings of one-hit baseball for the Brewers, who won for the first time in three games this spring.


DODGERS: Frank McCourt, the Los Angeles owner, said divorce proceedings with his wife aren’t affecting the team’s finances. There are reported allegations that he hasn’t paid any income tax in six years.

Garret Anderson arrived at the Dodgers’ training camp and said he was days away from retiring had the opportunity with Los Angeles not turned up.


ROCKIES: Tim Redding, competing for a spot on Colorado’s staff, started and allowed three hits and a run in an 8-6 victory against a Milwaukee split-squad at Tucson, Ariz.


ROYALS: Aaron Crow, a 2009 first-round draft pick, pitched two scoreless innings and struck out three in his Kansas City debut, and the Royals beat Texas 2-1 at Surprise, Ariz.


ATHLETICS: Coco Crisp doubled and singled, Steve Tolleson drove in the go-ahead run and Oakland beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-2 at Phoenix.


INDIANS: David Huff pitched two scoreless innings and Andy Marte hit a two-run homer to lead Cleveland to a 4-2 victory against Cincinnati at Goodyear, Ariz.

Jason Grilli and rookie Jordan Brown are each facing surgery after being injured during Cleveland’s spring-training camp.


MARLINS: Bobby Valentine said he never was offered the Florida manager job last October, contrary to speculation at the time.

Making his first start since signing a lucrative four-year deal in January, Josh Johnson allowed two runs in two innings in Florida’s 6-5 victory against St. Louis at Jupiter, Fla.


METS: Mike Pelfrey unveiled an effective split-finger fastball in his first spring start, Fernando Martinez had four hits and homered twice, and New York beat Washington 14-6 at Viera, Fla.


TIGERS: Justin Verlander pitched three innings and said he feels as if he’s in midseason form after allowing a hit and a run in three innings, and Detroit routed Baltimore 9-5 at Lakeland, Fla.


PHILLIES: Joe Blanton gave up a two-run homer to Ryan Church in a three-run first inning, and Philadelphia tied Pittsburgh 3-3 in 10 innings at Bradenton, Fla.


ASTROS: Roy Oswalt threw two rocky yet scoreless innings in his spring debut as Houston beat Atlanta 3-0 at Kissimmee, Fla.


CUBS: Right-hander Angel Guzman is out indefinitely because of a torn ligament in his pitching shoulder.


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