The next time the Yankees come out of an off-day, it’ll be the regular season. Yesterday was their final off-day of Spring Training, and over these next two weeks the Yankees have a few roster battles to decide. Most notably, the fourth and fifth starter’s spots with Luis Severino and CC Sabathia slated to begin the season on the injured list.
Jonathan Loaisiga will make his latest case for the rotation this evening. He’s allowed five runs in seven innings this spring, though it’s really just one bad inning that ruins his numbers. Loaisiga’s thrown the ball pretty well. Besides, the Yankees might not have much choice but to use him in the rotation at this point. Here is the Orioles’ lineup and here are the players the Yankees will use tonight:
- CF Brett Gardner
- RF Aaron Judge
- LF Giancarlo Stanton
- 1B Luke Voit
- 3B Miguel Andujar
- C Gary Sanchez
- DH Greg Bird
- SS Troy Tulowitzki
- 2B DJ LeMahieu
RHP Jonathan Loaisiga
Available Position Players: C Kellin Deglan, C Francisco Diaz, C Kyle Higashioka, C Jorge Saez, 1B Mike Ford, IF Thairo Estrada, IF Kyle Holder, IF Gosuke Katoh, OF Trey Amburgey, OF Devyn Bolasky, OF Estevan Florial, UTIL Tyler Wade. Katoh and Bolasky are extra players from minor league camp.
Available Pitchers: LHP Zach Britton, LHP Rex Brothers, LHP Aroldis Chapman, RHP Cale Coshow, RHP Chad Green, RHP Jonathan Holder, LHP Trevor Lane, LHP Stephen Tarpley, RHP Greg Weissert. Lane and Weissert are extra arms from minor league camp.
It is cloudy and cool in Tampa this evening. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35pm ET and the game will be shown live on YES and MLB.tv. Enjoy the game, folks.