The Yankees will split up today with half the team taking on the Orioles at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa while the other half heads to Clearwater, Florida, to face the Phillies. Michael Pineda will make his first televised appearance of spring as he starts against the Orioles at home and Ivan Nova will look to bounce back after a rough start his last time out when he gets the start against the Phillies on the road. Both games will be available on MLB.tv and the home game will be televised on YES at 1:05 pm.
Fans will get their first real look at Pineda in two years after he missed significant time recovering from a labrum tear in his first few months as a Yankee. He pitched brilliantly in his spring debut against the Tigers Friday night in a game that wasn't televised. Hopefully he saved some for when people will actually be able to watch.
|NEW YORK YANKEES||BALTIMORE ORIOLES|
|Brett Gardner CF||Quintin Berry CF|
|Derek Jeter SS||Alex Gonzalez SS|
|Carlos Beltran DH||Henry Urrutia LF|
|Brian McCann C||Steve Pearce 1B|
|Alfonso Soriano LF||Ryan Flaherty 3B|
|Eduardo Nunez 3B||Delmon Young DH|
|Dean Anna 2B||Xavier Paul RF|
|Zoilo Almonte RF||Jonathan Schoop 2B|
|Russ Canzler 1B||Caleb Joseph C|
The bench will include John Ryan Murphy (C), Jose Gil (1B), Corban Joseph (2B), Jose Pirela (SS), Zelous Wheeler (3B), Jake Cave (LF), Antoan Richardson (CF), and Adonis Garcia (RF), with Gary Sanchez, Tyson Blaser, and Casey Stevenson as designated hitters. The bullpen will include David Robertson, Matt Thornton, Bruce Billings, Cesar Cabral, Chris Leroux, Matt Daley, Jim Miller, and Brian Gordon.
Prospect lovers will want to catch the Phillies game if possible, as second base prospect Rob Refsnyder will be up from minor league camp for the day and should get into the game. Mark Montgomery, Preston Claiborne, Francisco Cervelli, Austin Romine, Kelly Johnson, Yangervis Solarte, Jacoby Ellsbury, Mason Williams, Mark Teixeira, and various others will all be making the trip with Nova to Clearwater.
|NEW YORK YANKEES||PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES|
|Jacoby Ellsbury CF||Ben Revere CF|
|Ichiro Suzuki RF||Chase Utley 2B|
|Mark Teixeira 1B||Marlon Byrd RF|
|Kelly Johnson 3B||Ryan Howard 1B|
|Francisco Cervelli C||Carlos Ruiz C|
|Yangervis Solarte SS||Domonic Brown LF|
|Scott Sizemore 2B||Darin Ruf DH|
|Ramon Flores LF||Cody Asche 3B|
|Austin Romine DH||Freddy Galvis SS|
For this game, the bench will include Peter O`Brien (C), Francisco Arcia (1B), Rob Refsnyder (2B), Carmen Angelini (SS), Rob Segedin (3B), Ben Gamel (LF), Mason Williams (CF), Taylor Dugas (RF), with Ali Castillo and Wes Wilson as replacement designated hitters. The bullpen consists of Shane Greene, Bryan Mitchell, Mark Montgomery, Preston Claiborne, Danny Burawa, Fred Lewis, Tyler Webb, and Pat Venditte.