3/21 – Yankees vs. Tigers

The tarp is out at George M. Steinbrenner Field but the weather looks playable as the Tigers make another appearance here; just bring something rain-repellent. Showers and a thunderstorm in the forecast with highs in the 70s today in Tampa.

Former Yankees Johnny Damon and Phil Coke are on Detroit’s travel roster. Here are this afternoon’s lineups:

Inge 3B
Damon LF
Ordonez RF
Cabrera 1B
Guillen DH
Kelly CF
Laird C
Sizemore 2B
Everett SS

Justin Verlander RHP

Jeter SS
Johnson 1B
Posada C
Rodriguez 3B
Cano 2B
Swisher RF
Granderson CF
Winn LF
Cervelli DH

Pitching: A.J. Burnett RHP
Also scheduled to pitch: Mariano Rivera, Phil Hughes, Zack Segovia, Amaury Sanit.

Position players not on tomorrow’s travel roster to Clearwater (Phillies): Posada, Mi. Rivera, Cano, Jeter, Johnson.

  • The Yankees have reassigned RHP Dustin Moseley to Minor League camp. There are now 48 players still in camp, 14 of whom are non-roster invitees.
  • Nick Johnson leads the Yankees with 3 HRs and is tied for second with 6 RBIs … Jon Weber leads the team with a
    .550 BA (minimum 20 at-bats) … Alfredo Aceves leads the
    Yankees with 14.1 IP … Mitre leads the Yanks with 14 K’s. …
    Through nine home games, the Yankees lead the Grapefruit League in
    total attendance (94,030).
  • Nick
    has a seven-game hitting streak (8-for-20) … Jorge Posada is 9-for-16
    with 4 RBIs and 5 R in his last six games … Robinson Cano
    has hit safely in eight of 11 games, with multiple hits in four of
    those games.

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