The Yankees opened up Grapefruit League play with two losses to the Pirates in both Bradenton and Tampa. Today, the team will travel to Lakeland, Florida, to take on the Tigers in a split squad matchup. It means very little for the Yankees, who don't have another game for the other half of their squad to attend today. A trio of newbies – Jacoby Ellsbury, Carlos Beltran, and Brian McCann – are expected to make the trip. Top prospect Gary Sanchez is slated to DH and bat ninth. Adam Warren gets the start for New York opposite Max Scherzer for Detroit.
|NEW YORK YANKEES||DETROIT TIGERS|
|Jacoby Ellsbury - CF||Rajai Davis - LF|
|Eduardo Nunez - 3B||Torii Hunter - RF|
|Carlos Beltran - RF||Miguel Cabrera - DH|
|Brian McCann - C||Victor Martinez - 1B|
|Zoilo Almonte - LF||Ian Kinsler - 2B|
|Russ Canzler - 1B||Don Kelly - 3B|
|Brendan Ryan - SS||Bryan Holaday - C|
|Dean Anna - 2B||Steve Lombardozzi - SS|
|Gary Sanchez - DH||Ezequiel Carrera - CF|
Today's bench includes Austin Romine (C), Francisco Arcia (1B), Yangervis Solarte (2B), Addison Maruszak (SS), Zelous Wheeler (3B), Jose Pirela (LF), Ramon Flores (CF), Antoan Richardson (RF). Replacement designated hitters include Jose Gil, Peter O`Brien, Corban Joseph, Adonis Garcia, and Mason Williams.
The bullpen will include Shawn Kelley, Preston Claiborne, Danny Burawa, Mark Montgomery, Brian Gordon, Fred Lewis, Dellin Betances, Chase Whitley, and Bruce Billings. Caleb Cotham, Zach Nuding, and Diego Moreno have been called up from minor league camp.
Like many spring training games, today's game won't be televised. You can follow along on Gameday and listen to the audio on MLB.tv, in addition to following along in the comments below.