Let's see CC today

CC Sabathia makes his first start of the spring today against the Tigers at Joker Marchant -- no relation to ESPNNY'S Andrew Marchand -- Stadium in Lakeland and will go two innings, followed by Pedro Feliciano, Manny Banuelos, Mark Prior, RHP Daniel Turpen and LHP Robert Fish. Justin Verlander will start for the Tigers.

The Yankees brought their starting infield, and today, Melky returns to centerfield. No, not that Melky. Melky Mesa, flanked by Justin Maxwell in left and Andruw Jones, making his first start of the spring, in right. Russell Martin, still not ready to catch, gets his first start at DH. No TV or radio today, but you can follow my twitter feed @wallacematthews for in-game updates.

Here are today's lineups:


Jeter ss

Cano 2b

Teixeira 1b

Rodriguez 3b

Jones rf

Martin dh

Cervelli c

Maxwell lf

Mesa cf

Sabathia lhp


Jackson cf

Raburn lf

Ordonez rf

Cabrera dh

Martinez 1b

Peralta ss

Inge 3b

Sizemore 2b

Avila c

Verlander rhp