Feb. 28, 2011, 1:05 p.m. ET – Joker Marchant Stadium – Lakeland, Fla.
TV: None / Radio: None
Derek Jeter SS, Robinson Cano 2B, Mark Teixeira 1B, Alex Rodriguez 3B, Andruw Jones RF, Russell Martin DH, Francisco Cervelli C, Justin Maxwell LF, Melky Mesa CF
Starting pitcher: CC Sabathia LHP (21-7, 3.18 ERA in 2010)
Also scheduled to pitch: Pedro Feliciano, Manny Banuelos, Mark Prior, Daniel Turpen, Robert Fish
Austin Jackson CF, Ryan Raburn LF, Magglio Ordonez RF, Miguel Cabrera DH, Victor Martinez 1B, Jhonny Peralta SS, Brandon Inge 3B, Scott Sizemore 2B, Alex Avila C
Starting pitcher: Justin Verlander RHP (18-9, 3.37 in 2010)
Also scheduled to pitch: Rick Porcello, Ryan Perry, Daniel Schlereth, Charlie Furbush
- CC Sabathia makes his first start of the spring this afternoon, and basically the Yankees just want him to throw two good innings and hit the highway. This hasn’t always been the friendliest park for Sabathia – in ’09, he got lit up here and sparked a minor panic back in New York. Of course, that year turned out pretty well in the end.
- This is Russell Martin’s first game action with the Yankees. He could catch later in the week.
- The Yankees will be curiously eyeing Manny Banuelos. Joe Girardi said he is telling young players like Banuelos and Dellin Betances to take it easy and relax this spring, since they are most likely heading to the Minors. The last thing the Yankees want is these kids pushing in slim hopes of forcing a decision to make a team and suffering an injury.
- There are 31 days until Opening Day.