Chad Green started and struck out four in two scoreless innings. He looked like regular ol’ Chad Green. Aroldis Chapman made his spring debut and faced three batters before reaching his pitch limit: hit batsman, single, ground out. A pair of Danny Espinosa errors contributed to three unearned runs in 1.1 innings for Ben Heller. Here are the box score and video highlights, and here is the rest of the day’s news from Tampa:
- Stanton got a rude introduction to left field today. He had one fly ball clank off his glove and another catchable ball go over his head. The sun was clearly an issue both times. “Sun vision, ability to see through the sun,” he joked when asked what he needs to be comfortable in left. Stanton expects to play left again next time out. [Bryan Hoch, Coley Harvey]
- Clint Frazier (concussion) rode a stationary bike for 20 minutes today and said he feels “better,” though he is still experiencing some headaches. “(The headaches are) in and out … some days I have it some days I don’t,” he said. Frazier will rest Monday then work out a bit Tuesday. Jacoby Ellsbury (oblique) remains shut down. [Hoch, Erik Boland, Brendan Kuty]
- David Robertson has been out with food poisoning, which is why he’s yet to appear in a game. He’s scheduled to throw a simulated game Tuesday, then pitch in a game later this coming week. “He is a guy who won’t need a lot of outings,” said Aaron Boone. [Hoch, George King]
- The Yankees have their first off-day of the spring tomorrow and it sounds like it’ll be a full off-day with no workouts scheduled. Sanchez, Judge, and Stanton are among those who will make the trip for Tuesday’s road game. That game will not be televised. [Harvey]
Here’s an open thread for the rest of the weekend. This afternoon’s game will be replayed on YES (5pm ET) and MLB Network (6am ET). The Knicks, Nets, and Devils are playing and there are a few college basketball games on the schedule. Also, the Oscars are on tonight (8pm ET on ABC), if that’s your thing. Use this thread to talk about that stuff or anything else that isn’t religion or politics. Thanks in advance.