Including today, the Yankees only have five more exhibition games to play this spring. Four Grapefruit League games plus Monday’s exhibition game at Nationals Park. We’re beginning to see the light at the end of the Spring Training tunnel. Soon meaningful baseball will return.
The Yankees are on the other side of Florida to play the Cardinals today and they are using a true Spring Training lineup. The bare minimum regulars and a whole bunch of minor leaguers. That’s what happens when you play back-to-back days 200 miles away from the home base and don’t want to send guys on long bus trips. Here is the Cardinals’ lineup and here are the players the Yanks will use today:
- 2B Gleyber Torres
- 3B Miguel Andujar
- LF Clint Frazier
- 3B Gio Urshela
- 1B Ryan McBroom
- SS Kyle Holder
- C Ryan Lavarnway
- CF Matt Lipka
- RF Billy Burns
RHP Domingo German
Available Position Players: C Francisco Diaz, C Jorge Saez, IF Angel Aguilar, IF Thairo Estrada, IF Gosuke Katoh, OF Trey Amburgey, OF Jeff Hendrix, OF Zack Zehner. Diaz and Saez are still in big league camp as non-roster players. Everyone else is up from minor league camp.
Available Pitchers: LHP Rex Brothers, RHP Cale Coshow, LHP Phil Diehl, RHP Raynel Espinal, LHP Justin Kamplain, LHP James Reeves, LHP Anderson Severino, LHP Stephen Tarpley. Coshow, Kamplain, Reeves, and Severino are the extra arms from minor league camp.
It is cloudy with no rain in the forecast in Jupiter today. Today’s game will begin at 1:05pm ET and you can watch live on MLB.tv anywhere and FOX Sports Midwest in the Cardinals’ home market. There is no YES Network or MLB Network broadcast today. Enjoy the game.