Jordan Montgomery started and allowed one run in six workmanlike innings. He wiggled out of a bases loaded, no outs jam while allowing just one run. Ten up, nine down for Domingo German, whose only baserunner allowed came on an Abi Avelino error. Little Sunday looked pretty good. Montgomery and German were the only pitchers used today. Here are the box score and video highlights, and here’s the rest of the day’s news from Tampa:
- Ronald Torreyes is the emergency third catcher, and to help prepare him for the role, the Yankees had him catch a Wade LeBlanc bullpen session earlier this week. “He’s a natural,” Aaron Boone joked. “I’ll be ready, but hopefully I don’t have to play there. If I go back there and catch, something not good is happening,” said Torreyes. [Randy Miller]
- Boone said he is not a fan of personal catchers, which is music to my ears. “We’ll always evaluate but bottom line is we’ve got an elite-level catcher we’re not going to sit down and get into that personal (catcher) stuff too much. It’s not even on my board right now,” he said. [Erik Boland]
- Here are the day’s minor league lineups. Miguel Andujar played first base. He’s played first at least one other time in a minor league game this spring. Triple-A Scranton manager Bobby Mitchell said Andujar will play first “a little bit” during the season. [Conor Foley]
- The Yankees have a home game against the Red Sox tomorrow afternoon. That game will be televised. Masahiro Tanaka is the scheduled starter.
This is the nightly open thread. MLB Network is replaying spring games throughout the evening, the (hockey) Rangers and Islanders are playing, and March Madness resumes tonight. Talk about those games or anything else here, as long as it’s not religion or politics. Get that outta here.