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Today in The Journal News

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Chad Gaudin has been ready for any role [2] since the day the Yankees acquired him. This spring, he’s trying to “make their decision tough” in the competition for the back of the rotation. He’ll have the first chance to make a first impression when he starts the spring opener on Wednesday.

While the early spring rotation is set, the lineup remains a mystery [3]. Joe Girardi knows where Derek Jeter, Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez will hit, but the rest is subject to change. The notebook also has items on the rest of the rotation, a wet day in Tampa and the pending arrival of Chan Ho Park.

Sorry for the lack of posts last night. I did not anticipate that dinner with Girardi would last past 9, much less that it would last past 10. Good news is, it’s a sunny morning in Tampa, so there should be some action at the Yankees spring training complex.