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Spring training 2018: Blue Jays @ Yankees (SS)

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Spring’s only split squad day gives us an Opening Day preview

MLB: Spring Training-Miami Marlins at New York Yankees Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Just the other day I was thinking about how the Yankees had not played any split squad games this year, and how odd that was this late in camp. Lo and behold, we see divided action today, as half the Yankees take on the Blue Jays at Steinbrenner Field.

This is an early preview of next week’s opening series, but the Yankees will see Chris Rowley, a bubble candidate for breaking camp with the Jays. Rowley is the first West Point grad to play in MLB, and remains a member of the US Army’s Individual Ready Reserve. He’ll get a look at the Yankee version of heavy artillery, as both Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton are penciled in for starts today.

David Hale will counter for the Yankees, and you can catch first pitch at 1:05pm EDT, but only on the radio on WFAN.

Fun thread question: how many team’s Opening Day lineups will be worse than either of today’s split squad lineups?