Get a good look at George M. Steinbrenner Field this afternoon. The Yankees won’t be back there until next spring. The home portion of the Grapefruit League season ends today and the Yankees only have three exhibition games remaining. Today in Tampa, tomorrow in Fort Myers, Monday at Nationals Park.
Most of the regulars are playing this afternoon after playing last night, so don’t expect them to stay in the game too long. Also, Masahiro Tanaka will be on a limited pitch count in what is essentially a tune-up start for Opening Day. Gio Gonzalez will make his Yankees debut today, so that’s something to watch, otherwise it’s business as usual and hope no one gets hurt. Here is the Blue Jays’ lineup and here are the players the Yankees will use today:
- LF Brett Gardner
- RF Aaron Judge
- DH Giancarlo Stanton
- 3B Miguel Andujar
- SS Gleyber Torres
- 2B DJ LeMahieu
- C Austin Romine
- 1B Chris Gittens
- CF Tyler Wade
RHP Masahiro Tanaka
Available Position Players: C Francisco Diaz, C Jorge Saez, IF Angel Aguilar, IF Oswaldo Cabrera, IF Thairo Estrada, IF Wendell Rijo, OF Isiah Gilliam, OF Tyler Hill, OF Ben Ruta, OF Zack Zehner. Diaz and Saez are still in big league camp as non-roster players. Everyone else is up from minor league camp for the day.
Available Pitchers: RHP Daniel Alvarez, RHP Braden Bristo, LHP Aroldis Chapman, LHP Phil Diehl, RHP Chad Green, RHP Jonathan Holder, RHP Brooks Kriske, LHP Gio Gonzalez, Alvarez, Bristo, Diehl, and Kriske are the extra arms from minor league camp.
Warm, sunny, and not too humid in Tampa today. Pretty much perfect baseball weather. This afternoon’s spring home finale will begin at 1:05pm ET and you can watch live on YES, MLB Network, and MLB.tv. MLB Network will be blacked out in the Yankees’ home market (you have to watch on YES) but there are no MLB.tv blackouts in Spring Training. Enjoy the game, folks.