- The upcoming Grapefruit League rotation: Luis Cessa (Friday), Domingo German (Saturday), Jordan Montgomery (Sunday), and Sonny Gray (Monday). Friday’s and Sunday’s games will be televised. Adam Warren is expected to come out of the bullpen either Saturday or Sunday. That’s all we know so far. [Billy Witz]
- Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, and Brett Gardner will not be in the lineup for Friday’s spring opener. Judge is coming back from shoulder surgery and Aaron Boone said the plan is to ease him back into things. He’s expected to begin playing next week. Sanchez and Gardner are fine. Friday just isn’t their day to play. [Jack Curry, Pete Caldera]
- Brian Cashman said Drury will compete for the third base job, though “nothing will be given to anybody.” He seemed to indicate Drury is the favorite to start at the hot corner. Miguel Andujar said the trade doesn’t change his preparation. He’s going to try to win the job. Gleyber Torres, meanwhile, will focus on second base going forward after moving around earlier in camp. [Curry, Meredith Marakovits, Erik Boland]
- Thairo Estrada started riding a stationary bike earlier this week. Everything is going well, though there’s no firm timetable for him to return to the field. Estrada was shot in the right hip during a robbery last month. Aside from Estrada and Albert Abreu (appendix), everyone in camp is healthy. “Knock on wood, we’ve gotten through these first few days pretty well,” said Boone. [Witz, Brendan Kuty]
This is the open thread for the night. The Knicks and Nets are playing, there are a bunch of college basketball games on the schedule, and the Olympics are still going. Talk about anything that isn’t religion or politics here.