Found March 06, 2013 on Bronx Pinstripes:
In what Yankee fans hope is not a sign of things to come, Robinson Cano will dig in to the batters box and face Yankee pitching as an opposing player. Today at 1:05 pm, the Bombers will be taking on the 2013 WBC Dominican Republic team down in Tampa. Hiroki Kuroda will get the start for New York, while familiar face and Yankee minor leaguer Vidal Nuno will start for the Dominicans. Here are the lineups for both teams. Dominican Republic (1-0) Jose Reyes DH Erick Aybar SS Robinson Cano 2B Edwin Encarnacion 1B Hanley Ramirez 3B Nelson Cruz RF Carlos Santana C Ricardo Nanita LF Alejandro De Aza CF LHP Vidal Nuno New York Yankees (3-8) Eduardo Nunz SS Jayson Nix 2B Travis Hafner DH Kevin Youkilis 3B Juan Rivera RF Francisco Cervelli C Matt Diaz LF Melky Mesa CF Luke Murton 1B RHP Hiroki Kuroda Following Kuroda will be Clay Rapada, Brett Marshall, Cody Eppley and Tom Kahnle. Game Time: 1:05 pm TV: YES Network Lineups and expected pitchers via Bryan Hoch

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Mariano Rivera to retire after the 2013 season

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