Spring Training: 3/31/12 Lineup

Lineup vs. Astros:

Eduardo Nunez, 3B
Curtis Granderson, CF
Robinson Cano, 2B
Mark Teixeira, DH
Raul Ibanez, RF
Francisco Cervelli, C
Chris Dickerson, LF
Doug Bernier, SS
Jose Gil, 1B

RHP Adam Warren

Start Time: 1:05pm
Field: Osceola County Stadium
T.V: None
Radio: KTRH (Houston Astros Radio)

Pregame Notes:

Michael Pineda & Cesar Cabral are scheduled to get MRI’s today. Pineda has soreness in his shoulder while Cesar Cabral had extreme pain in his elbow.

UPDATE: Michael Pineda is going to the DL with inflammation.

— Now that Pineda is on the DL, the Yankees rotaton is: CC Sabathia, Hiroki Kuroda, Phil Hughes, Ivan Nova & Freddy Garcia.

UPDATE: Cesar Cabral has a “significant elbow injury” and he is expected to be out for a while. Girardi wouldn’t specify what kind of elbow injury Cabral has and he wasn’t sure if Cabral would need surgery.

UPDATE ON CABRAL: Cesar Cabral had an MRI, an X-Ray and a CT Scan. Cesar Cabral fractured the tip of his elbow.

Enjoy the game everyone!

About Delia E.

Delia Enriquez is the managing editor of Yankees Fans Unite. She enjoys analyzing the New York Yankees whether it be their pitching, roster or their manager. You can follow her on twitter @dfiregirl4 for more tweets, analysis and opinion on the Yankees.

Posted on March 31, 2012, in Game Threads and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 24 Comments.

  1. You can never have enough pitching. These things always work themselves out with injuries or bad performance as we see with Pineda going to the DL.

  2. Now that Garcia goes to rotation and not bullpen the Yankees have an extra spot to fill. Looks like Mitchell and others will have a shot to come back north with the team.

    • I read where before Cabral’s injury. Cashman said he had a good chance of making the team. I guess now it’s Rapada’s to lose as the 2nd lefty in the bullpen. And also like you mention another opening, hopefully for one of the young arms.

      • Rapada is out of options so if he doesn’t go with the team he will be plucked from another team.

        • I don’t care what Clay Rapada did with Baltimore…he has looked FANTASTIC as a Yankee so far. I am rooting for him to get the second spot in the bullpen. 🙂

          • As am I Delia……and with Pineda on the shelf it at least does smooth out the rotation and gives Garcia a chance to prove he can still start. No one’s really talked about how great he’s been in the spring. I don’t know why anyone should doubt he can’t keep it up.

            Yanks aren’t hurt a whole lot by this, but it does make the initial trade spiral down the tubes. We’ll see what happens when Pineda gets back. If Pettitte’s back before then, and he is pitching good, it’ll be very interesting to see what goes down.

            • I noticed Garcia had a good Spring. It was just the fact that Garcia hadn’t gone very far in his starts. He would go 3 innings, 4 innings, but the game that no one saw (he was in the minor leagues) he went 6 2/3 innings.

              I think it’s important to get some depth from Garcia. We need him now more than ever.

  3. Warren is getting lit up by Houston. 4 Innings 9hits 5ER. Cano has a homrun and Granderson has 3 hits.

  4. Cabral will most likely go to the 60 day DL.

    • That can possibly give the Yankees a chance to keep him as opposed to returning him under the rule 5 conditions. If they need him when and if he’s ready and they have room on their roster.

  5. Bichette Jr. just hit a homerun!!

  6. Bichette hit his 2nd HR of the just just a couple of minutes ago.

  7. Bichette, Jr is now 1 behind Ibanez for the team lead in ST Home Runs this season.

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