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Splitting the squad

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Mar 13, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Because of there are two games happening at once, the Yankees brought some extra players up from minor league camp this morning. Only one of them — outfielder Edwar Gonzalez — is scheduled to play, but the rest will be on the bench just in case. There’s an extra catcher, outfielder and infielder for both the home game and the road game.

Home vs. Baltimore

Scheduled to play off the bench: C Jesus Montero, 1B P.J. Pilittere, 2B Reegie Corona, LF Colin Curtis, RF Jon Weber, DH Kyle Higashioka
Extra players: C Mitch Abeita, INF Justin Snyder, OF Austin Krum
Available out of the bullpen: Royce Ring, Kei Igawa, Alfredo Aceves, Dave Robertson, Wilkins Arias, Jeremy Bleich

Road vs. Detroit

Scheduled to play off the bench: C Austin Romine, 1B Mike Rivera, SS Kevin Russo, 3B Jorge Vazquez, LF Edwar Gonzalez, RF Reid Gorecki, DH Jose Gil
Extra players: C Ryan Baker, INF Luis Nunez, OF Dan Brewer
Available out of the bullpen: Sergio Mitre, Boone Logan, Grant Duff, Amaury Sanit, Zach Segovia

• Kevin Russo is getting some time at shortstop today. If he can prove himself at that position — he played it in college, in the Arizona Fall League and a few times last year — he could make a strong push for the big league utility job.

• A.J. Burnett, Phil Hughes and Mark Melancon are each scheduled for side sessions today.

• Back-to-back road trips for Derek Jeter, Mark Teixeira and Nick Swisher, all of whom will go to Lakeland today and Bradenton tomorrow.

UPDATE, 9:55 a.m.: Just got the Orioles game notes. Still no lineup for them, but their scheduled pitchers are: Jeremy Guthrie, Alfredo Simon, Jason Berken, Cla Meredith, Matt Albers and Alberto Castillo.

UPDATE, 10:34 a.m.: The Orioles lineup.

Adam Jones CF
Cesar Izturis SS
Nick Markakis RF
Miguel Tejeda 3B
Matt Weiters C
Garrett Atkins 1B
Ty Wigginton 2B
Lou Montanez LF
Michael Aubrey DH

The Orioles are actually sort of a split-squad as well. They’re playing a B game in Sarasota. My question is, who in the world is playing in that game? Is Nolan Reimold handling every position?

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