Not a whole lot to see offensively. Neil Walker and Didi Gregorius had doubles, and Aaron Judge and Brett Gardner (two) had singles. Giancarlo Stanton drew two walks. That’s about it. The guys are ready to get the hell outta Tampa. I don’t blame them. Here are the box score and video highlights, and here is the rest of the day’s notes from Tampa:
- Brandon Drury left this afternoon’s game after taking a pitch to the left elbow. X-rays came back negative, thankfully. Drury did stay in the game to run the bases before being removed. He is day-to-day with an elbow contusion, the Yankees say.
- Prior to today’s game the Yankees optioned out Luis Cessa, the team announced. That means the competition for the eighth reliever’s spot — assuming the Yankees start the season with eight relievers — is down to Domingo German and Jonathan Holder.
- So long, Wade LeBlanc. He was released following today’s game at his request. I guess the Yankees told LeBlanc he wasn’t going to make the team, so he asked for his release to look for an opportunity elsewhere. I count 37 players still in big league camp. [Bryan Hoch]
- Congrats to Miguel Andujar. He was named the James P. Dawson Award winner as the best rookie in camp today. Previous winners include Gleyber Torres and, uh, Johnny Barbato, Slade Heathcott, Vidal Nuno, and Jon Weber. Here are the day’s minor league workout groups.
- The Yankees have a pair of split squad games tomorrow. Luis Severino will pitch on the road against the Braves while David Hale pitches at home against the Blue Jays. The road game will be televised. The home game will not.
This is the nightly open thread. If you’re interested, this afternoon’s game will be replayed on YES (11pm ET) and MLB Network (9am ET). The Knicks, Nets, and Devils are all playing tonight, plus there’s all the March Madness action. Talk about anything here except religion or politics.