Joe Girardi and Brian Cashman said the suspensions would not influence how they select the roster. Melkay Cabrera and Shelley Duncan will just sit it out and the Yankees will play three games with 23 players. That’s a two-man bench.
“It is what it is and you move on,” Girardi said. “We’ll still start the season with who we were going to start the season with. There’s still competition, there’s still two weeks of spring training. … Obviously we’re hurt missing two guys for three games. You got to deal with that.”
Girardi said he had no idea why Cabrera was suspended. “I don’t know (what he did),” he said.
Meanwhile, it started raining again in the 10th inning. It goes down as a 7-7 tie.