The Yankees defeated one AL East rival yesterday, and are squaring off against another this afternoon. New York made the relatively short trip to Sarasota, Florida, spring training home of the Orioles, for today’s game.
Chad Green gets his first action of spring training up against Ubaldo Jimenez for Baltimore. Green is obviously trying to battle for one of the rotation spots up for grabs for the Yankees. The Orioles are still trying to squeeze value out of Jimenez.
Being a road game, the lineup is not likely to be one that you’ll see on Opening Day. The good news there is that it gives some of the exciting prospects an opportunity to shine, including for a handful of minor leaguers who weren’t invited to big-league camp (they sometimes join the MLB club on road games to fill out the roster).
The game will be on MLB Network, MASN, and MLB.tv at 1:05 pm ET.