Bryan Mitchell made his second start of the spring and tossed three scoreless innings, striking out two. He walked a batter and didn’t allow a hit. Mitchell has looked pretty good in the super early going. Dellin Betances made his spring debut and looked, well, like Dellin Betances. J.P. Feyereisen allowed two homers in the seventh inning. Not a great night for him. Here’s the box score and here are the video highlights. Now for the rest of the day’s news from Tampa:
- Brendan Kuty has the pitching assignments and hitting/fielding groups for everyone who didn’t play tonight. Chad Green and Luis Severino threw their usual between start side sessions.
- Brian Cashman said the Yankees may limit James Kaprielian to simulated games this spring. They’re going to move at a “snail’s pace” with him after last year’s elbow injury. I was hoping to see Kaprielian this spring. Lame. But understandable. [Kuty, Bryan Hoch]
- Didi Gregorius left yesterday to join Team Netherlands for the World Baseball Classic. Joe Girardi said he’s going rotate guys in and out at shortstop rather than give one player (i.e. Gleyber Torres) the playing time. [Dan Martin]
The Yankees have another night game tomorrow. It’s a 6:35pm ET start against the Orioles. Adam Warren is going to start and Aroldis Chapman is scheduled to come out of the bullpen for his first appearance of the spring. That game will be on YES and MLB Network.