Spring Training Game Thread: Grapefruit League Finale


Photo Credit: Kathy Willens, AP

At long last, the Yankees wrap up their official Spring Training schedule today. Tomorrow they’ll play a friendly game against their top prospects before heading to Boston to kick off the 2010 regular season against those small market Red Sox.

Andy Pettitte takes the mound today with just four official innings to his name because he’s had to deal with an inordinate number of rainouts. Most of his work has come in simulated or minor league games. Don’t worry, it’s bright and sunny in Tampa today, so the game with definitely be played. There aren’t any position battles to decide or roster spots left to be won, so this game is all about getting some work in and not getting hurt. Here’s the starting nine…

Jeter, SS
Johnson, DH
Teixeira, 1B
A-Rod, 3B
Cano, 2B
Swisher, RF
Granderson, CF
Gardner, LF
Mike Rivera, C

Scheduled Pitchers: Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera. Damaso Marte was supposed to go, but his shoulder is acting up. Boone Logan, Grant Duff, Amaury Sanit, and Josh Schmidt are also available.

Also scheduled to play: Francisco Arcia, Juan Miranda, Luis Nunez, Ramiro Pena, P.J. Pilittere, Austin Romine, Justin Snyder, Marcus Thames, Jon Weber, and Randy Winn.

First pitch is scheduled for 1:05pm ET and can be seen on both YES and ESPN. After the jump is today’s chat, so join in.


  1. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    Chat has a broken link.

  2. Templeton "Brendog" Peck says:

    chat ded. d-e-d dead

  3. Mike Axisa says:

    Fixed the chat. Stupid HTML.

  4. bexarama says:

    I laughed at “I remember him opening in the snow a couple of years ago.” It was 1996!

  5. Hughesus Christo says:

    Goddamn your soft bones and tendons, Johnson.

  6. bexarama says:

    Whoah Jeter’s hair

  7. God Damn!!! Never noticed how HUGE Andy’s hands were…

  8. bexarama says:

    this game has given me like four heart attacks

  9. What in the hell did Tino just say?!

  10. Drew says:

    I feel like I’m watching the Mets.

  11. Get use to this says:

    Nice rally :)

  12. Jairus says:

    RedSox, a small market team?

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