Grapefruit League Game 3: Yankees @ Tigers

Derek Jeter SS

Robinson Cano 2b

Mark Teixeira 1b

Alex Rodriguez 3b

Andruw Jones RF

Russell Martin DH

Francisco Cervelli C

Justin Maxwell CF

Melky Mesa LF

C.C. Sabathia SP

Some notes for Monday:

  • Haven’t seen anything yet about who is scheduled to pitch after Sabathia. If and when that comes out, I’ll update accordingly.
  • Russell Martin will make his first appearance of the spring, but he’s not yet getting time behind the plate. The team seems to be giving him plenty of time to let the knee rest.
  • I’m sort of surprised Jeter, Cano, Tex, and A-Rod are going to Lakeland instead of Clearwater, though I guess Joe Girardi didn’t want them playing back to back days right out of the gate.
  • I’m already sick of Cervelli.
  • Bold prediction of the day; Melky Mesa crushes a home run today, but strikes out in each of his other at bats.

Update: According to Marc Carig, Pedro Feliciano, Manny Banuelos, and Mark Prior are scheduled to pitch in relief today. It’s unfortunate we won’t get a chance to watch Banuelos and Prior.

About Brien Jackson

Born in Southwestern Ohio and currently residing on the Chesapeake Bay, Brien is a former editor-in-chief of IIATMS who now spends most of his time sitting on his deck watching his tomatoes ripen and consuming far more MLB Network programming than is safe for one's health or sanity.

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