After losing last night, the Yankees look to take the finale and go for the series win. Shane Greene pitches, having been pushed back one day after Chase Whitley was pushed to the bullpen.
The #Yankees lineup v Jays: Gardner LF, Jeter SS, Ellsbury CF, Beltran DH, McCann 1B, Headley 3B, Cervelli C, Wheeler RF, Ryan 2B (Greene P)— Brian Heyman (@bheyman99) July 27, 2014
Brett Gardner, Derek Jeter, and Jacoby Ellsbury are the top three, as usual. Carlos Beltran remains the DH, Brian McCann sticks at first base, and Chase Headley is at third. Francisco Cervelli stays behind the plate, while Zelous Wheeler gets his first career start in right field (good luck!), and Brendan Ryan is at second base to round out the lineup.
It was believed that today would be the day the Yankees determined whether Mark Teixeira needed to be placed on the disabled list or not. Given that he was seen taking swings in the batting cage, it appears he will be able to avoid the DL.
Girardi optimistic about teixeira - sounds like no DL, shooting for a tuesday/wednesday return. "Hopefully he's a player for us soon."— Daniel Barbarisi (@DanBarbarisi) July 27, 2014
Teixeira took 50 swings (25 on each side of plate) and said he felt no pain. Says it's up to staff when he plays. #Yankees— Stephen (@StephenCLorenzo) July 27, 2014
Girardi also believes that Carlos Beltran isn't too far off from returning to the outfield. He estimates that it could take a few weeks of playing catch before Beltran's elbow is deemed to be in good condition again.
Joe Girardi says Beltran has been progressing with throwing and could be a possibility in right after this week. #Yankees— Brian Heyman (@bheyman99) July 27, 2014