I'm In It Lineup: Gardner 8, Nix 5, Teixeira 3, Cano DH, Wells 7, Neal 9, Adams 4, Brignac 6, Romine 2, Pettitte 1. #yankees— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughSL) June 14, 2013
Well, the David Adams question has been answered. He is still with the team in Anaheim, but the team is still playing Jayson Nix and Reid Brignac on the left side of the infield to give Robinson Cano a half-day off. After the 18 inning horror movie yesterday, Chris Stewart also obviously has the night off. Thomas Neal will also be making his debut with the Yankees tonight, starting in right field.
Against Angels starter C.J. Wilson, Cano has been able to find the most success so far, going 11-29 with two home runs against the lefty. The slumping trio of Mark Teixeira, Travis Hafner, and Vernon Wells likely won't be breaking out of their funks against Wilson, who has seemingly had their number over the years. Wells and Teixeira have homers against Wilson, but none of the three are hitting above the Mendoza line against him.
Jose Ramirez was promoted to Triple-A, according to Josh Norris. It may be that he is just there for a spot start, but promotion season is upon us and Ramirez has pitched well. Chris Bootcheck was scheduled to make tonight's start, but Ramirez will take his place after Bootcheck was called up to the majors to replace Adam Warren as the long man out of the bullpen.
After being cleared to resume baseball activities yesterday, Derek Jeter got to work today by fielding grounders, hitting in the batting cage, and playing catch. There is still no timetable for his return, but this is definitely progress.