Happy Tanaka Day, everyone! Last time out, the Japanese right-hander wasn't his most impressive, but hopefully that's different today. The Yankees and Twins will get underway at 1:05 PM in Fort Meyers and will be broadcast on MLB Network and MLB.tv.
The Yankees send out an interesting assortment of characters:
#yankees lineup: Gardner 7, Ryan 5, Young 8, Jones 3, Romine 2, Refsnyder 4, Flores 9, Noonan 6, Jagielo DH. Tanaka 1.— Brendan Kuty (@BrendanKutyNJ) March 31, 2015
Brett Gardner, Brendan Ryan, Chris Young, and Garrett Jones are the only players pencilled into the active roster. We'll see more Austin Romine as the Yankees try to show him off for potential buyers. Rob Refsnyder will get another chance at second base, so hopefully he'll look good out there. Ramon Flores and Nick Noonan will be in the starting lineup and Eric Jagielo will get a chance to start as the DH.