Spring Training Game 18: Yankees vs Pirates

TAMPA, FL - MARCH 17: Infielder Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees sits on the bench during a Grapefruit League Spring Training Game against the Houston Astros at George M. Steinbrenner Field on March 17, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Michael Pineda makes his fourth start of Spring tonight as the Yankees host the Pirates at Steinbrenner Field. The story has been Pineda's lack of blazing fastball velocity, but he has come a long way toward making his changeup a 3rd quality pitch. May the radar guns be ever in your favor tonight, Michael.

Yankees:

Curtis Granderson CF

Nick Swisher RF

Robinson Cano 2B

Alex Rodriguez 3B

Mark Teixeira 1B

Andruw Jones DH

Russell Martin C

Eduardo Nunez SS

Brett Gardner LF

Mariano Rivera, Rafael Soriano, Boone Logan, and Cory Wade are all due to pitch after Pineda. Derek Jeter was expected to play tonight, but will be out until Friday with his lingering calf issue. If you missed it earlier, David Phelps, D.J. Mitchell, George Kontos, and Brandon Laird were all cut from major league camp.

Pirates:

Alex Presley LF

Jose Tabata RF

Andrew McCutchen CF

Neil Walker 2B

Garrett Jones 1B

Rod Barajas C

Pedro Alvarez 3B

Clint Barmes SS

Erik Bedard P

You can watch the game on YES or MLB.tv at 7:05 p.m.

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