On the mound, Jordan Montgomery started and cruised through two workmanlike innings. Threw a couple good changeups too, the pitch he’s working on. “Just something I’ll keep concentrating on, tossing it every day, and get back to what I used to have in college and the minors,” he said to Bryan Hoch after the game. Justus Sheffield was electric in his first inning — check out his slider — but got rocked in his second inning, including allowing a two-run homer to Maikel Franco. He’ll do that. Here are the box score and video highlights, and here’s the rest of the day’s news from Spring Training:
- Aaron Boone more or less shot down the idea of signing Alex Cobb or Lance Lynn. “(Brian Cashman) is always kicking the tires and always looking for ways to improve the club and monitoring every situation, but as we sit here today it’s my understanding that those guys aren’t really in play for us,” said Boone. [Sweeny Murti]
- Masahiro Tanaka and CC Sabathia threw live batting practice today while Luis Cessa, Chasen Shreve, and Chad Green threw bullpen sessions. Here’s video of Tanaka pitching to Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, and Giancarlo Stanton. Here’s video of Sabathia facing Judge. [Bryan Hoch]
- The Yankees will play their first night game of the spring tomorrow, at home against the Phillies. The game will not be televised. Sanchez, Brett Gardner, and Sonny Gray are slated to make their spring debuts in that one. Green will start Tuesday and Cessa will start Wednesday. [Hoch]
Here’s an open thread for the remainder of the weekend. The torn down (hockey) Rangers are playing, there’s a bunch of college basketball on, and the Olympics closing ceremony is tonight (8pm ET on NBC). Talk about that stuff or anything else here, as long as it is not religion or politics.