NEW YORK -- We have reached the century mark of this 2014 season, and in spite of all the injuries, the offensive underproduction, and all-around inconsistency, the Yankees remain in the thick of the AL East race, sitting four games behind the Baltimore Orioles, even with yet another player headed to the DL (Kelly Johnson, groin strain).
And for the time being, it appears Brian McCann is the first baseman, at least until Mark Teixeira is able to return from his lat strain. It also means that Francisco Cervelli, who caught all 14 innings Tuesday night, is behind the plate again.
Here's the lineup Girardi is sending out for Game 3 against the Rangers and their formidable starter, Yu Darvish:
Derek Jeter SS
Brendan Ryan 2B