Originally written on Bronx Pinstripes  |  Last updated 3/28/13
Their bags are packed and ready to go, as today will be the final Grapefruit League game of the spring when the Yankees  take on the Pirates from George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa. Following today’s game, the Yankees will head to Washington D.C., to play the Nationals in an exhibition game tomorrow. On Saturday, the team will travel up to the West Point Military Academy to play the Black Knights. Finally, after preparing for months, the Yankees will open the 2013 season against the Boston Red Sox from Yankee Stadium on Monday afternoon. Manager Joe Girardi will get a look at Ichiro in centerfield today, while Yankees fans will get a look at Russell Martin; he will be in the lineup for the Pirates.  Hiroki Kuroda will get his final tuneup before the games count. Here is the rest of the lineup: New York Yankees Ichiro Suzuki CF Vernon Wells LF Robinson Cano 2B Kevin Youkilis 3B Juan Rivera 1B Ben Francisco DH Brennan Boesch RF Jayson Nix SS Francisco Cervelli C RHP Hiroki Kuroda Game Time: 1:05 pm TV: None
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