Spring training is almost finished. Here’s how the next few days will play out:
Tonight: Yankees vs. Blue Jays at Dunedin. Bobby Abreu will play nine innings as the DH to get some at-bats. Steven Jackson is coming back from the minor leagues to pitch.
Friday: Yankees vs. Tigers at Lakeland. Only a few of regulars are making the trip and minor-league lefty Chase Wright will start. The real action will be at the minor-league complex where Andy Pettitte and Mike Mussina will pitch. Joe Torre and Ron Guidry will stay back for that as will most of the reporters. We’re expecting final cuts this day.
Saturday: Yankees vs. Tigers at Legends. Kei Igawa will start the last game of the exhibition season and the regulars will all get two or three at-bats. The team leaves right after the game for New York.
Sunday: Workout at the Stadium at 1 p.m.
Monday: Yankees vs. Devil Rays at 1:05 p.m. LHP Scott Kazmir vs. RHP Carl Pavano (or so we think).