Spring Game 15: Yankees at Blue Jays

Adam Berry here, filling in for Bryan Hoch. For more updates, check Yankees.com or follow me on Twitter @adamdberry.

CC Sabathia threw 50 pitches in a simulated game this morning at George M. Steinbrenner Field, and he’s scheduled to make his Spring Training debut on Friday. LHP Boone Logan (sore left elbow) threw in the bullpen as well and said he felt fine. 

Here at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium, right-hander David Phelps will make his fourth start of the spring. He’s still fighting for a spot in the Yankees’ rotation, a battle with Ivan Nova that has flown somewhat under the radar. 

“They’re both throwing pretty well. When I look at them, they’ve done everything that we wanted them to do,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said this morning. “Phelps’ command has been very good. Nova’s command has been good. His curveball’s been excellent. They’ve both pitched well. It is an interesting competition, and we believe [Phil Hughes is] probably going to be ready, but it could become a moot point if he’s not.”

NEW YORK YANKEES (3-11) vs. TORONTO BLUE JAYS (7-7)
1:05 p.m. – Florida Auto Exchange Stadium, Dunedin, Fla.
TV: None, Radio: None
RHP David Phelps (1-1, 1.00 ERA) vs. LHP J.A. Happ (1-0, 3.00)

BLUE JAYS (7-7)
Rajai Davis LF
Emilio Bonifacio 2B
Colby Rasmus DH
Jose Bautista RF
Melky Cabrera CF
Adam Lind 1B
Mark DeRosa 3B
Josh Thole C
Mike McCoy SS
J.A. Happ LHP

YANKEES (3-11)
Brett Gardner LF
Jayson Nix SS
Kevin Youkilis 3B
Juan Rivera 1B
Francisco Cervelli C
Matt Diaz DH
Melky Mesa CF
Thomas Neal RF
Jose Pirela 2B
David Phelps RHP

Phelps is scheduled to be followed by RHP Mark Montgomery, RHP Dellin Betances, RHP Preston Claiborne, RHP Brandon Pinder, LHP Josh Spence, RHP Tom Kahnle and RHP Kelvin Perez.

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YANKEES WEEKLY TV SCHEDULE (EDT)
MON – MAR – 11 – vs St. Louis – 1:05 PM – YES, ESPN, MLB.TV, MLBN (delay 12 AM TUE))**
TUE – MAR – 12 – at Rays – 1:05 PM – –
WED – MAR – 13 – vs. Philadelphia – 7:05 PM – YES, MLB.TV, MLBN (delay 8 AM THU)**
THU – MAR – 14 – at Blue Jays – 1:05 PM – –
FRI – MAR – 15 – vs Miami – 1:05 PM – YES, MLB.TV, MLBN (delay 9 AM SAT)**
SAT – MAR – 16 – vs Phillies (SS) – 12:05 PM – YES, MLB.TV, MLBN (delay 3 AM SUN)**
SAT – MAR – 16 – at Braves (SS) – 5:05 PM – MLB.TV, MLBN (delay 6 AM SUN)**
SUN – MAR – 17 – at Pirates – 1:05 PM – –
** NOTE: Where indicated MLBN broadcasts are delayed.

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