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Spring Game 8: Yankees vs. Rays

The Yankees could be showcasing their Opening Day lineup this afternoon behind Michael Pineda, who will make his first spring start in a 1:05 p.m. contest at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Pineda is scheduled to be relieved by Nathan Eovaldi, who will be on the hill for the second time this spring. Nathan Karns gets the nod for Tampa Bay.

The game will be televised on the YES Network.

RAYS (1-2-1)
Nick Franklin ss
Desmond Jennings lf
James Loney 1b
Evan Longoria 3b
Steven Souza Jr. rf
Kevin Kiermaier dh
Alexi Casilla 2b
Bobby Wilson c
Mikie Mahtook cf

Nathan Karns rhp

In relief: Ernesto Frieri, Brandon Gomes, Kirby Yates, Jordan Norberto, C.J. Riefenhauser

YANKEES (4-2-1)
Jacoby Ellsbury cf
Brett Gardner lf
Carlos Beltran rf
Mark Teixeira 1b
Brian McCann c
Chase Headley 3b
Alex Rodriguez dh
Stephen Drew 2b
Didi Gregorius ss

Michael Pineda rhp

In relief: Nathan Eovaldi, David Carpenter, Justin Wilson

Spring Game 7: Yankees vs. Nationals

Alex Rodriguez is in the posted lineup at third base, marking his first appearance at the position since Sept. 10, 2013, as the Yankees host the Nationals for a 1:05 p.m. ET contest at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Adam Warren is starting for the Yankees and Doug Fister will go for the Nationals. Dellin Betances is scheduled to make his spring debut.

Early notes from clubhouse availability — CC Sabathia will throw a simulated game this morning on a back field, working to Rob Refsnyder and Greg Bird. His next outing could be in a game if all goes well. Joe Girardi said yesterday that he has no concern about Sabathia being ready for the Opening Day roster. By the way, Girardi said he is not ready to name an Opening Day starter.

Brendan Ryan (back) is still on the shelf. He said that there has been improvement, but he still doesn’t know when he is getting on the field. After missing most of last spring, Ryan said that he is starting to get concerned about being ready for the season.

You can follow the action on YES and WFAN.

NATIONALS (3-0)
Michael A. Taylor cf
Kevin Frandsen 3b
Ian Desmond ss
Tyler Moore lf
Kila Ka’aihue 1b
Mike Carp dh
Jose Lobaton c
Clint Robinson rf
Wilmer Difo 2b

Doug Fister rhp

YANKEES (3-2-1)
Jacoby Ellsbury cf
Brett Gardner lf
Carlos Beltran rf
Brian McCann c
Alex Rodriguez 3b
Garrett Jones 1b
Chris Young rf
Jose Pirela 3b
Nick Noonan ss

Adam Warren rhp

In relief: Andrew Miller, Dellin Betances, Luis Severino

Spring Game 6: Yankees at Astros

The Yankees have arrived here at Osceola County Stadium in Kissimmee, Fla., where they’ll face the Astros at 1:05 p.m. ET. The starting pitchers are Scott Baker for the Yankees and Dallas Keuchel for the Bucs.

Earlier this morning, Masahiro Tanaka threw a 29-pitch simulated game at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Pitching coach Larry Rothschild was encouraged, saying that Tanaka is exactly where he needs to be at this point. Tanaka’s next outing could come in a Grapefruit League game.

Here in Kissimmee, John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman are on the air for their first radio broadcast of the spring.

YANKEES (2-2-1)
Didi Gregorius ss
Chase Headley 3b
Stephen Drew 2b
Mark Teixeira 1b
Austin Romine c
Kyle Roller dh
Tyler Austin rf
Ramon Flores lf
Mason Williams cf

Scott Baker rhp

In relief: Jose DePaula, Danny Burawa, James Pazos, Tyler Webb.

ASTROS (1-1)
Jose Altuve 2b
Robbie Grossman lf
George Springer rf
Chris Carter 1b
Luis Valbuena 3b
Jed Lowrie ss
Jason Castro dh
Hank Conger c
Alex Presley cf

Dallas Keuchel lhp

In relief: Luke Gregerson, Chad Qualls, Josh Fields, Tony Sipp.

Spring Game 5: Yankees vs. Pirates

Miss us? We’re back in action under the lights here at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla., where the Yankees will play their second split-squad game of the day, hosting the Pirates at 7:05 p.m. ET. Carlos Beltran will make his spring debut for New York and Alex Rodriguez is playing in his second exhibition. The starting pitchers are Chris Capuano for the Yankees and Jeff Locke for the Bucs.

The game is being broadcast on radio by the Pirates.

If you missed it, the Yankees defeated the Phillies, 4-1, earlier this afternoon over in Clearwater, Fla. Here are the lineups for the second game of the day:

PIRATES (1-2)
Pedro Florimon 3b
Francisco Cervelli c
Jordy Mercer ss
Neil Walker 2b
Jose Tabata lf
Pedro Alvarez 1b
Tony Sanchez dh
Mel Rojas, Jr. rf
Jaff Decker cf

Jeff Locke lhp

In relief: Arquimedes Caminero, Adrian Sampson, Collin Balester, Charlie Leesman, Blake Wood, Angel Sanchez

YANKEES (2-1-1)
Jacoby Ellsbury cf
Brett Gardner lf
Carlos Beltran rf
Brian McCann c
Alex Rodriguez dh
Garrett Jones 1b
Jose Pirela 2b
Jonathan Galvez 3b
Cole Figueroa ss

Chris Capuano lhp

In relief: David Carpenter, Chris Martin, Diego Moreno, Branden Pinder, Jacob Lindgren

Photos from Spring Game 4: Yankees at Phillies

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