Coach Mike Martin says Winston's banged-up left hand is feeling much better and he expects to give Winston more at-bats in the near future. Winston injured ligaments in his hand against Duke in the ACC football championship game.
A look at how the 20-year-old sophomore fared last week:
IN RELIEF: The 6-foot-4, 225-pounder took the mound just once. The appearance came Sunday in the ninth inning of a 13-6 win against Miami. He retired the three Hurricanes he faced—on three groundballs. Winston's pitching line for the week: 1 inning, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 K, 0 BB, 3 batters faced.
AT THE PLATE: Winston made a plate appearance in 2 of 4 games last week. He pinch-hit and went 0 for 2 against the Yankees—grounding out to second in the 6th inning and striking out in the 8th—including a broken-bat foul ball. Winston was 1 for 1 in the second game against Miami with a single to right field during a 5-run 7th inning. His official line this week: 1 appearance, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 R.
IN THE FIELD: Winston entered the game in the bottom of the fifth inning against the Yankees and played left field.
HIGHLIGHT: The broken-bat foul ball against the Yankees garnered loud cheers from a large crowd eager to see the Heisman winner face the storied franchise.
ON THE SEASON: He has two hits in three at-bats; on the mound, he has pitched five innings, struck out three of the 16 batters he's faced, has given up one hit, no walks and has three strikeouts.
ON DECK: Florida State plays a two-game midweek series at South Florida starting Tuesday.
QUOTABLE: "It's surreal," Winston said after playing the Yankees. "It's probably better than winning the national championship ... psych."
Associated Press Writer Kareem Copeland in Tallahassee, Fla., compiled this report.