March 2nd Camp Notes: Sabathia, Tanaka, Betances, Deglan

Spring Training Game Thread: Chapman's Spring Debut
Mailbag: Mitchell, Sanchez, Andujar, Garcia, CarGo, Banuelos

We play today, we win today, das it. The Yankees won again tonight, improving their Grapefruit League record to 7-1. Greg Bird and Billy McKinney hit long home runs — Bird’s left the damn stadium — while a host of others had doubles (McKinney, Jorge Mateo, Gary Sanchez, Kyle Higashioka). Matt Holliday also hit an opposite field dinger. And heck, it’s entirely possible the hardest hit ball of the night was Clint Frazier‘s line out to third in the sixth.

Eleven up, nine down for Adam Warren in his second spring start. He allowed a solo homer and not much else. That homer was the only hit the Orioles had until a bloop with two outs in the ninth. Aroldis Chapman made his first spring appearance and fanned two in a perfect frame. Tyler Clippard, Tommy Layne, and Dietrich Enns were all mighty impressive. Here are the box score and video highlights, and here’s the rest of the day’s news from Tampa:

  • Bryan Hoch has the day’s pitching assignments and hitting/fielding groups for everyone who didn’t play in tonight’s game. Jon Niese threw a simulated game. Have to figure he’ll get into a spring game fairly soon.
  • CC Sabathia threw another two-inning simulated game today and everything with his surgically repaired knee is going well. He’s expected to make his first Grapefruit League start Tuesday. [Meredith Marakovits]
  • Masahiro Tanaka, meanwhile, will make his next start Sunday. No extra day of rest after the quick two-inning outing Tuesday. Dellin Betances will pitch Saturday, then leave for the World Baseball Classic. [Hoch, Erik Boland]
  • Team Canada announced Kellin Deglan has been replaced on their WBC roster due to injury. No idea what’s wrong with him. Deglan last played Tuesday and figures to start the season with Double-A Trenton. (Update: Hoch says Deglan has a sore shoulder.)

Luis Severino is scheduled to make his second start of the spring tomorrow afternoon. The Yankees will be on the road playing the Blue Jays. There is no YES broadcast for that game, but it will be available live on MLB Network in the New York market. And on MLB.tv too.

Spring Training Game Thread: Chapman's Spring Debut
Mailbag: Mitchell, Sanchez, Andujar, Garcia, CarGo, Banuelos