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Vazquez a go for Thursday's start

Vazquez a go for Thursday's start

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MINNESOTA -- Yankees right-hander Javier Vazquez threw 30 pitches in a bullpen session on Tuesday at Target Field and felt no discomfort, proclaiming himself ready to make his scheduled start on Thursday against the Twins.

"Everything just felt normal," Vazquez said.

Vazquez said that he used his complete repertoire in the session, his first since suffering a bruised right index finger while attempting to bunt against the Mets in the seventh inning of Friday's 2-1 win at Citi Field.

The right-hander got the sacrifice down on his second attempt, then peeled off his batting glove to discover his finger was bleeding. The Yankees wrapped it in bandages, which Vazquez removed on Monday.

Vazquez has endured a troubling start to his second tour in pinstripes, but he logged a win in a May 17 relief appearance against the Red Sox and was pitching a one-hitter through six innings against the Mets when he was forced to leave. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that he was looking forward to getting Vazquez back on the mound.

"I think it's important, because he wants to get in a routine and know what he's doing," Girardi said.

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