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CC Sabathia has the ball for his first start of the spring this afternoon as the Yankees welcome the Marlins to George M. Steinbrenner Field. The Yankees have moved cautiously with Sabathia, who is coming off surgery to remove a bone spur in his left elbow, but the ace has hit every checkpoint with no problems and is expected to be ready to make his fifth Opening Day start in pinstripes. Sabathia probably was ready to debut this past Sunday, but the Yankees didn’t want him to face the Blue Jays since they’re a division rival.
Here are the lineups and game information:
NEW YORK YANKEES (7-12) vs. MIAMI MARLINS (7-9)
1:05 p.m. – George M. Steinbrenner Field, Tampa, Fla. –
TV: YES Network, Radio: None
LHP CC Sabathia (spring debut) vs. RHP John Maine (1-0, 1.80)
Juan Pierre LF
Donovan Solano 2B
Kevin Kouzmanoff 1B
Austin Kearns RF
Rob Brantly C
Matt Downs DH
Adeiny Hechavarria SS
Nick Green 3B
Gorkys Hernandez CF
John Maine RHP
Brett Gardner CF
Derek Jeter SS
Ichiro Suzuki LF
Travis Hafner DH
Juan Rivera RF
Francisco Cervelli C
Ronnier Mustelier 3B
Dan Johnson 1B
Corban Joseph 2B
CC Sabathia LHP
Sabathia is scheduled to be followed by Vidal Nuno, David Robertson, Joba Chamberlain, Josh Spence and Mark Montgomery.
Miami Marlins president David Samson said nothing is in the works regarding a possible trade with the Yankees for Alex Rodriguez.
“There have been no conversations between the Yankees and the Marlins,” Samson told MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro at a team community event in Miami.
Samson’s comment echoes what Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told reporters on Wednesday.
Asked how such a rumor would start, Samson replied: “We’re Miami.”
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has denied a published report that suggested the Yankees have held discussions with the Miami Marlins about a potential Alex Rodriguez trade, telling MLB.com that it is “not true.”
Citing sources close to both organizations, Keith Olbermann reported that the Yankees are willing to pay virtually all of the $114 million owed to Rodriguez through the 2017 season. Olbermann also reported that they would consider picking up less of the salary if the Yankees were able to acquire reliever Heath Bell in a potential deal.
It has been a rough postseason for Rodriguez, who has been benched twice by manager Joe Girardi — including in last night’s 2-1 loss to the Tigers in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series — and is 3-for-23 in the playoffs, going 0-for-18 with 12 strikeouts against right-handed pitching.
Rodriguez, of course, has a full no-trade clause built into the contract he signed with the Yankees after the 2007 season. He grew up in the Miami area and continues to make his offseason home there.