Seven up, six down for CC Sabathia, whose only baserunner allowed came when Jace Peterson bobbled a ground ball. Domingo German allowed a solo homer and otherwise looked sharp in his three innings of work. Gio Gallegos retired zero of the four batters he faced to make a mess of things in the eighth. Ben Heller picked him up and retired all six batters he faced for the all important Grapefruit League save. Here are the box score and video highlights, and here is the rest of the day’s news from camp:
- Jacoby Ellsbury is going to spend some time in left field this spring. Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton are working out there, and Aaron Boone said the plan is to give all the outfielders some left field time. Ellsbury has 86 big league games worth of experience in left, most coming very early in his career. [Erik Boland]
- Russell Wilson might actually play tomorrow, his final day in camp. “We’ll see. I wouldn’t expect it. It’s at least possible,” said Boone today. The Yankees are still discussing it and apparently Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is okay with it. [Randy Miller, Brady Henderson]
- Masahiro Tanaka will make his first spring start tomorrow, and the game will be televised. Luis Severino is expected to throw a simulated game Saturday while Chance Adams starts on the road against the Red Sox. The current pitching schedule seems to indicate Tanaka and Severino will start the first two games of the regular season in that order.
This is tonight’s open thread. MLB Network is replaying a spring game tonight (not the Yankees), plus the Devils and Nets are playing. That’s about it. Anything except religion or politics goes here.