The split squad Yankees beat the Pirates at home today. Brett Gardner (two), Giancarlo Stanton, and Clint Frazier all had singles while Gio Urshela went deep. J.A. Happ started and allowed three runs (two homers) in four innings. He struck out six. Dellin Betances had a Bad Dellin outing (0.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 K) but otherwise Adam Ottavino, Aroldis Chapman, Jonathan Holder, and Tommy Kahnle pitched well. Here’s the box score for the home game.
Meanwhile, the rest of the Yankees tied the Tigers on the road. Miguel Andujar had a double and a single, and minor league call-up du jour Brandon Wagner hit a home run. Estevan Florial had a base hit as well. Not a single projected big leaguer pitched in the game. Chance Adams allowed three hits in two scoreless innings and Danny Farquhar got roughed up again. Great story, bad spring thus far. Here’s the box score for the road game, and here are the day’s notes from Tampa:
- Aaron Hicks (back) is feeling better, though he’s still going to see a doctor tomorrow, and Aaron Boone said Hicks will go through a full workout before returning to game action. [Brendan Kuty]
- Mike King (elbow) has apparently been cleared to resume throwing. He played catch and posted a video on Twitter yesterday. King was shut down with a stress reaction about a month ago.
- Another roster cut was announced: Albert Abreu. He’s been optioned out and sent to minor league camp, the Yankees announced. I unofficially count 58 players still in big league camp.
The Yankees have an off-day tomorrow. It’s their final off-day of the Grapefruit League season and it’s a total off-day. No workouts scheduled or anything. The Yankees will be back at it Tuesday night at home against the Orioles. I’m not sure who’s pitching but Jonathan Loaisiga and James Paxton line up. Maybe both will pitch. Anyway, Tuesday night’s game will be televised live.