Game 22: Yankees vs. Red Sox

It’s always fun when the Yankees and the Red Sox get together, even if it is only in a Grapefruit League game. We’ll get to see it twice this week, as the Yanks will return the favor by making that long drive down to Fort Myers on Thursday.

Some quick notes: Francisco Cervelli is hitting .480 (12-for-25) this spring with six RBIs and a team-leading three homers … Yangervis Solarte has batted .517 (15-for-29) with two homers and eight RBIs, leading the Yankees in hits and RBIs … Ivan Nova leads all Yankees pitchers with 16 strikeouts (13 1/3 innings).

Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez was in the Yankees’ clubhouse this morning. He has been working with the younger pitchers over at the Minor League complex. He still looks like he can pitch — high socks and everything. The first thing he did was ask where Derek Jeter’s locker was.

Joe Girardi had a busy morning of roster trimming. The Yankees have not officially announced any of the moves, but there was a lot of bag-packing going on. Jose Pirela, Pete O’Brien, Chase Whitley, Mark Montgomery, Robert Coello and Brian Gordon all appeared to be heading to Minor League camp.

14 days until Opening Day, April 1 at Houston.

Today’s game is on YES/ESPN and WFAN at 1:05 p.m. ET.

Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (8-10-1)
Jackie Bradley Jr. CF
Jonny Gomes DH
Mike Carp LF
Ryan Lavarnway 1B
Xander Bogaerts SS
Corey Brown RF
David Ross C
Brandon Snyder 3B
Jonathan Herrera 2B

Felix Doubront LHP

YANKEES
Brett Gardner LF
Derek Jeter SS
Carlos Beltran RF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alfonso Soriano DH
Francisco Cervelli C
Brian Roberts 2B
Kelly Johnson 3B
Ichiro Suzuki CF

Michael Pineda RHP

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Looks like a split squad for Borston and we have mostly starters.

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