In the third game of four in Tampa, Carlos Beltran returns, The Captain sits, and Yangervis Solarte moves up in the order. Here’s the line-up:
Jacoby Ellsbury  – CF
Brett Gardner  – LF
Carlos Beltran  – DH
Brian McCann  – C
Alfonso Soriano  – RF
Yangervis Solarte  – 3B
Kelly Johnson  – 1B
Brian Roberts  – 2B
Dean Anna  – SS
Ivan Nova – SP
Nova faces Tampa’s righty Chris Archer, who is coming off a terrible start but usually gives the Yankees a tough time at the plate.

Around the Horn

LoHud‘s Chad Jennings takes a look at the 25/40 man roster situation with Mark Teixeira, David Robinson, and Brendan Ryan nearing return : “Roster decisions looming as Teixeira, Robertson and Ryan get closer” … MLB Trade Rumor‘s Jeff Todd has a brief on Cesar Cabral’s DFAMark Feinsand of The Daily News writes: Yankees closer David Robertson says ‘I’m ready to go pitch

Yankees Draft Pick Trivia

In 1981, the Bronx Bombers selected future multi-sport great Bo Jackson with the 22nd overall pick. Jackson decided to accept a scholarship invitation from Auburn University, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Let’s go, Yanks!

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