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Spring training Game 25: Yankees vs. Blue Jays (Granderson scratched)

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on Mar 27, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (13-9-2)
Derek Jeter SS
Mark Teixeira 1B
Robinson Cano 2B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Raul Ibanez DH
Russell Martin C
Andruw Jones RF
Brett Gardner CF
Justin Maxwell LF

LHP CC Sabathia (0-0, 4.50)
Sabathia vs. Blue Jays

BLUE JAYS (19-4-1)
Kelly Johnson 2B
Yunel Escobar SS
Jose Bautista RF
Edwin Encarnacion 1B
Eric Thames LF
Brett Lawrie 3B
J.P. Arencibia C
Colby Rasmus CF
Yan Gomes DH

RHP Kyle Drabek (1-0, 4.82)
Drabek vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 7:05 p.m., YES Network

WEATHER: Nothing out of the ordinary. Temperatures in the 70s. Wind blowing from right to left.

UMPIRES: HP Marty Foster, 1B Mike Estabrook, 2B Vic Carapazza, 3B Mike Hamari

BLUE JAY PEN: Toronto brought relievers Francisco Cordero, Casey Janssen, Aaron Loup, Dustin Antolin, Daniel Barnes and Scott Gracey.

GOING TO B.A.T.: MLB has announced that the Yankees are the American League winners of the Bobby Murcer Award given to the team in each league whose players contribute the most money to the Baseball Assistance Team during the annual spring training fundraising tour.

THAT NUMBERS SOUNDS FAMILIAR: After the latest round of cuts, the Yankees are down to 42 players in big league camp. The oldest, of course, is No. 42 himself, Mariano Rivera.

MITCHELL GETS A START: D.J. Mitchell is the Yankees scheduled starter for Thursday’s big league game against Baltimore. Ivano Nova will pitch in a minor league game that day.

GRANDERSON SCRATCHED: Curtis Granderson has been scratched from the lineup because of soreness in his right elbow. No word on severity. Just happened a couple of minutes ago.

CHAMBERLAIN SPEAKS: I’m sure I’ll have more on this later, but Joba Chamberlain addressed the media today and said there was never any bone sticking out of his ankle and never a life-threatening loss of blood. He said he has a subtalor dislocation, not an open dislocation, and he seems very optimistic about pitching this season. Open dislocation is the term the Yankees have used from the very beginning.

UPDATE, 7:26 p.m.: Brian Cashman just met with the media to clarify that Chamberlain had an open dislocation of his subtalar joint. Cashman said he double checked with doctors and bone did, in fact, break through the skin. Cashman said there wasn’t a ton of bleeding, but there was bleeding. He’s still optimistic that Chamberlain will play this season.

As for Granderson, he’s going for a precautionary MRI tomorrow. Cashman said his level of concern is “two or less” on a scale from 1 to 10.

UPDATE, 8:36 p.m.: Sorry for the lack of updates tonight. Things have been a little hectic. Mark Teixeira is out of the game in the sixth inning, replaced by Jorge Vazquez for an unknown reason.




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