A few notes on tomorrow’s exhibition opener…
• Adam Warren gets the start for the Yankees. He’ll be followed out of the bullpen by Brett Marshall, Dan Burawa, Juan Cedeno, Graham Stoneburner, Ryan Pope and Kevin Whelan. Girardi said there are “a few backups” who will be prepared to pitch if necessary.
• Girardi plans to start his regular lineup, but the everyday guys will get only an at-bat or two. The regular infielders (who are also playing in Saturday’s game) will hit only once. The outfielders (who won’t play again until Sunday) will hit twice.
• Robinson Cano is the exception to the rule. He will not play tomorrow or Saturday. Cano missed three days of workouts to attend his great grandmother’s funeral, and Girardi said he won’t play in a game until Sunday.
• Here’s what I know about this South Florida team: They’re called the Bulls… They’re 4-4… They’ve lost their past three games… They have a reliever with 11 strikeouts in 6.1 innings… They’re hitting .228 as a team… Their season stats are right here if you’re really curious.