Brett Gardner, the only everyday player in the lineup, went 1-for-2 with a walk. Brendan Ryan and Garrett Jones both went hitless in three at-bats while Chris Young went 1-for-3. Ramon Flores went 2-for-4 and singled in the team’s only run. Rob Refsnyder went 1-for-3 with a walk and committed his sixth error in 78 defensive innings this spring. Yeesh. Here’s the box score, here are the video highlights, and here’s the rest from Spring Training:
- Adam Warren started a minor league game back in Tampa. Justin Wilson, Jacoby Ellsbury, John Ryan Murphy, Carlos Beltran, and Alex Rodriguez all played in that game as well. Ellsbury (groin) said “everything went as well as it could have” and he is expected to play in tomorrow’s regular Grapefruit League game. [Chad Jennings, Justin Wilson, Dan Barbarisi]
- Didi Gregorius (wrist) still has some swelling and won’t play tomorrow as originally scheduled. Joe Girardi said he is confident he will be ready for Opening Day. Mark Teixeira (knee) is expected to play tomorrow. [Bryan Hoch, David Lennon]
- Girardi still hasn’t officially named Warren the fifth starter. Apparently he hasn’t told everyone involved the team’s decision yet. [Jennings]
- And just in case you’re wondering, the 25-man Opening Day roster has to be set by 3pm ET on Sunday. [Jon Morosi]
This is your open thread for the evening. MLB Network is showing the Padres and Royals live later tonight, plus the (hockey) Rangers, Devils, and Nets are all in action. Talk about whatever. Have at it.