Logan to rest inflamed elbow

TAMPA, Fla. -- Boone Logan called his latest spring training injury, a touch of elbow inflammation, "an annoying little feeling" and expects to be sidelined at least until the middle of the week.

The lefty specialist, who was tied for the league high in appearances with 80 last year, has been shut down in two other springs, once with a dead arm and one with soreness.

"Some guys just take longer than others to get going," manager Joe Girardi said. "I know he had a number of appearances, but he didn't have like 90 innings, and we were pretty careful about we didn't get him up, get him down. He was one of the those guys where if we got him up we got him in the game. But you're always concerned when a guy comes up a little sore, no matter who it is."

Logan had an MRI on Saturday which came up clean.

"I'm not concerned, but I think (the Yankees) are concerned," Logan said. "I just wanted to know what was going on because it wasn't going away. My arm wants to go, it wants to throw, and it's just kind of one of those little annoying feelings. ... If I keep going and it doesn't go away, it would make for a long year."