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Spring training Game 32: Yankees at Orioles

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Mar 27, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (12-17-1)
Brett Gardner CF
Eduardo Nunez SS
Lyle Overbay 1B
Brennan Boesch RF
Ben Francisco LF
Jayson Nix 2B
Thomas Neal DH
Ronnier Mustelier 3B
Bobby Wilson C

RHP David Phelps (2-3, 3.97)

ORIOLES (18-8)
Nick Markakis RF
Brian Roberts 2B
Adam Jones CF
Matt Wieters C
Chris Davis 1B
JJ Hardy DH
Nate McLouth LF
Manny Machado 3B
Alexi Casilla SS

RHP Jair Jurrjens (1-1, 4.61)

TIME/TV: 7:05 p.m., not on television

WEATHER: Temperatures in the low 50s. No real chance of rain.

UMPIRES: HP David Soucy, 1B Will Little, 3B Chad Whitson

NOT IDEAL: There were minor league games to cover, and then an open clubhouse in big league camp, and then Brian Cashman talking in Tampa, and then newspaper stories to file … Long story short, I’m still in Tampa. Most of the beat guys were like me and stayed behind, but a few left early and are already in Sarasota, so there should be some reports coming in from Twitter. Depending on my newspaper work, I might try to make a late dash down there to catch the end of the game. I’ll let you know if I get there. For the time being, check Twitter and for game updates.

FIRST TIMER: Lyle Overbay got a few innings and one at-bat last night, but tonight he’s making his first start since joining the Yankees on a three-day contract. The Yankees are going to have to make a quick decision on him.

WHAT TO WATCH: We now know that David Phelps is likely to make a big league start on April 6, so he’s obviously worth watching tonight. … Brennan Boesch is back in the lineup after missing five days with a sore rib cage. He’s still in the mix for a roster spot. … This afternoon, Brian Cashman refused to rule out the idea of using Ronnier Mustelier at third base and Kevin Youkilis at first base this season. I still think it’s a long shot, but it seems to be still on the table. At the very least, Mustelier could be in the mix for a utility job off the bench. He’s been arguably the Yankees best hitter this spring.

UPDATE, 8:28 p.m.: Ronnier Mustelier was a late scratch today because of a sore knee. Addison Maruszak got the start at third base.




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