The Yankees will try to make up for last night's loss with a start from David Phelps on Mother's Day.
Today's lineup: Gardner 7 Jeter 6 Ellsbury 8 Teixeira 3 Johnson 5 Solarte 4 Ichiro 9 Murphy 2 Phelps 1— Erik Boland (@eboland11) May 11, 2014
Brett Gardner will leadoff with Derek Jeter and Jacoby Ellsbury making up the top of the lineup. Mark Teixeira will hit cleanup, Kelly Johnson is at third base, and Yangervis Solarte will play second base. Ichiro Suzuki is in right, John Ryan Murphy is behind the plate, and Phelps will swing the bat ninth. Thankfully, this is the last day of interleague play for awhile.
Rumor has it that the Yankees could still make a run at free agent Stephen Drew at some point after the MLB Draft in June. According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, "a major league source indicated the Yankees may change their thinking on whether to sign Stephen Drew (owner Hal Steinbrenner had said the Yankees didn’t need Drew) if they find Jeter can’t endure a full season at shortstop." According to this source, the Yankees did not want to give the Red Sox another draft pick this offseason from signing Drew, since they already gave up a pick to one of the top systems in baseball for signing Ellsbury.
While the Yankees might have needed Drew at one point, it seems like they have the situation under control at the moment. Of course, this could change; Yangervis Solarte could come crashing down to Earth, Brian Roberts could get injured, and Derek Jeter could continue to struggle at the plate and in the field. Luckily, they don't need to make any decisions at the moment and will have another month to evaluate what they have before making any contract offers.