Masahiro Tanaka started and allowed two runs in 3.1 innings, striking out five. Domingo German allowed three runs in his three innings and was victimized by some real sloppy defense. It was sloppy all night, mostly because the non-roster guys and minor league call-ups wscrewed things up. Here are the box score and video highlights, and here are the day’s notes from Tampa:
- The Yankees have selected an Opening Day starter. They’ll tell us who it is once they break the news to the players. I imagine we’ll get an update pretty soon. Within a day or two. The majority of RAB readers believe it should be Masahiro Tanaka. [Lindsey Adler]
- Luis Severino (shoulder) received his cortisone shot and feels much better. There’s no longer any pain when he lifts his arm. Aaron Hicks (back) has resumed baseball activities but the Yankees are going to hold him out of games until after Monday’s off-day. [Kristie Ackert, Pete Caldera]
- Jordan Montgomery (Tommy John surgery) has stretched his throwing out to 120 feet. The next step is throwing off a half-mound, then a full mound. I wrote the Montgomery season preview and we get a rehab update. How convenient. [Bryan Hoch]
- DJ LeMahieu has started working out at first base and will begin playing there next week. He’s played four games at third base and two games at second base so far this spring. [Bryan Hoch]
If you’re interested, tonight’s game will be replayed on YES Network (10:30pm ET) and MLB Network (11:30pm ET). The Yankees will be back at it tomorrow against the Orioles. That’s another night game. Luis Cessa is the scheduled starter. That game will be televised live.