The Yanks were rained out today, and end spring training at 17-12-2.
The team is now set to begin the season. Eduardo Nunez has been sent down to AAA and Yangervis Solarte has made the team.
C-McCann and Cervelli
INF-Teixeira, Roberts, Jeter, Johnson, Anna, Solarte
OF-Gardner, Soriano (mostly DH), Ellsbury, Beltran, Ichiro
SP-CC, Kuroda, Nova, Tanaka, Pineda
RP-Phelps, Warren, Nuno, Betances, Kelley, Thornton, Robertson
Lineup looks like Ellsbury, Jeter, Beltran, McCann, Teixeira, Soriano, Gardner, Roberts and Johnson.
The surprise is Gardner seventh. You think he would be 9th to give the Yanks him and Ellsbury back-to-back speed on the basepaths when the lineup turns over.
But according to Jack Curry of YES:
On Gardner batting 7th, not 9th: He had 51 extra base hits last yr so smart to get him to plate sooner, even if its only few extra at bats.
#SSS Gardner in 110 career PA in the 7th spot in lineup has hit .337/.417/.467
Masahiro Tanaka won the James P. Dawson award as the best rookie in camp.