Originally posted on Bronx Pinstripes  |  Last updated 2/25/13
The Yankees will be in Sarasota, Fla. today and will be taking on AL East rival Baltimore. Since Brett Gardner, the frontrunner for the  centerfield job, is the only regular position player to make the trip, manager Joe Girardi will have a good look at players fighting for positions on the roster. Some things to look for in today’s game will be the play of Francisco Cervelli, who is competing for the starting catcher’s job. Also, Juan Rivera, Melky Mesa and Matt Diaz will look to impress Girardi, since they are now candidates to replace the injured Curtis Granderson in the outfield. Lefty Vidal Nuno will start for the Yanks. Here is the lineup: Brett Gardner CF Jayson Nix 2B Matt Diaz DH Juan Rivera RF Francisco Cervelli C Melky Mesa LF Dan Johnson 3B Gil Velazquez SS Kyle Roller 1B LHP Vidal Nuno is starting Game Time: 1:05 pm
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