Bryan Mitchell started and struck out two in two scoreless innings. He looked pretty sharp. Jaron Long and Nick Goody both threw scoreless innings and both Matt Tracy and Branden Pinder threw two scoreless innings each. The relief prospect formerly known as Mark Montgomery allowed the only run on a long homer by Xavier Paul. Here’s the box score and here are the video highlights. The Yankees play their other split squad game against the Pirates at 7pm ET. Here are the rest of the day’s notes from Tampa:
- Nathan Eovaldi, Andrew Miller, and Ivan Nova all threw bullpen sessions today while Andrew Bailey and Justin Wilson faced hitters in live batting practice. Masahiro Tanaka is scheduled for a two-inning simulated game tomorrow and will make his Grapefruit League debut next week, reportedly Thursday on regular rest. [Chad Jennings]
- Alex Rodriguez is in tonight’s lineup as the DH, and Joe Girardi said Alex is likely to see a game at third base soon. Here is the lineup card and roster for tonight’s game. Carlos Beltran, David Carpenter, and Jose Ramirez are all scheduled to make their spring debuts. [Dan Barbarisi]
- And despite giving up the homer this afternoon, Montgomery says is range of motion is back to where it was before his shoulder injury in 2013. That doesn’t mean he’ll regain his previous prospect status, but it can’t hurt. [Jennings]
Here’s the daily open thread. There is no video broadcast of tonight’s home split squad game against the Pirates. You can listen to Pittsburgh’s radio broadcast on the MLB At-Bat app though. This afternoon’s game against the Phillies will re-air on MLB Network at 9pm ET, if you’re interested. Otherwise you’ve got the Devils, Nets, and college basketball tonight. Have at it.