Spring Game 25: Yankees vs. Red Sox
The Yankees and the Red Sox are in action this afternoon here at George M. Steinbrenner Field as the days whittle down to the close of Spring Training.
These two teams will meet in the Bronx on April 1st as the regular season gets underway, and believe it or not we’re already into the home stretch of the spring, about to get down to single digits in games remaining.
Derek Jeter, as anticipated, is not in the Yankees’ lineup this afternoon. Jeter had hoped to play today after being scratched from yesterday’s game with ankle soreness, but he should still have enough time to be ready to DH on Opening Day against Boston.
Today is also CC Sabathia’s day to pitch, but he’ll be doing his work across the street against Minor League hitters at the Yankees’ complex, not wanting to give the Sox a free look at his arsenal. Sabathia also bypassed a chance to pitch against the division rival Blue Jays earlier this month.
Here are the lineups and game information:
NEW YORK YANKEES (9-15) vs. BOSTON RED SOX (13-11)
1:05 p.m. – George M. Steinbrenner Field, Tampa, Fla. –
TV: YES/ESPN, Radio: None
LHP Vidal Nuno (0-1, 1.08) vs. LHP Felix Doubront (1-1, 2.08)
Brock Holt 2B
Daniel Nava 1B
Jackie Bradley Jr. CF
Mauro Gomez DH
Mike Carp LF
David Ross C
Ryan Sweeney RF
Drew Sutton 3B
Jose Iglesias SS
Felix Doubront LHP
Brett Gardner LF
Eduardo Nunez SS
Kevin Youkilis 3B
Juan Rivera 1B
Ben Francisco RF
Jayson Nix 2B
Chris Stewart C
Thomas Neal DH
Melky Mesa CF
Vidal Nuno LHP
Nuno is scheduled to be followed by David Robertson, Mark Montgomery, Josh Spence and Shawn Kelley.
Additional players on the Yankees’ roster today: C Francisco Arcia (87), RHP Zach Arneson (98), RHP Matt Daley (54), LHP Shaeffer Hall (97), OF Mason Williams (92).