This Afternoon's Lineup: 8/22

Ichiro Suzuki RFVernon Wells DH Robinson Cano 2B Alfonso Soriano LF Alex Rodriguez 3B Curtis Granderson CF Mark Reynolds 1B Eduardo Nunez SS Chris Stewart C

On the mound is Andy Pettitte.

Also, the Yankees have brought Preston Claiborne back to the club, which looks to be the corresponding move for Jayson Nix's DL stint. This leaves the Yankees with just 1 shortstop, technically, and it looks like Girardi is gonna have some fun with the lineup if he needs depth. He considers Soriano the backup second baseman, putting Cano at short stop, but apparently Wells thinks he can play short too. I'd take this as a joke, except that Wells has been working out at every position and got a shot at third base earlier in the year. I wouldn't be surprised if Rodriguez is the backup shortstop, but Girardi doesn't want to bring up the subject with the media. The team must expect Derek Jeter back soon if they're willing to play without a real backup shortstop for now. These are roster gambles you have to take in late August, and the reason why the rosters expand to 40 in a little over a week.

Anyway, the game starts at 1:05 PM and you can catch it on YES.