The Yankees split up on Sunday and have a good chunk of their major-league talent going against Jerad Eickhoff and the Phillies at 1:05 p.m. in Clearwater, Fla.
Greg Bird will bat third and get the start at first base against the Phillies as he carries a .344/.488/.542 spring slash line while he makes his case to be on the Opening Day roster. ... DJ LeMahieu and Troy Tulowitzki will bat 1-2 while Gleyber Torres and Gary Sanchez are the other Yankees' regulars in the split-squad game.
|DJ LeMahieu, 3B||Andrew McCutchen, LF|
|Troy Tulowitzki, SS||Jean Segura, SS|
|Greg Bird, 1B||Bryce Harper, DH|
|Gary Sanchez, C||Rhys Hoskins, 1B|
|Gleyber Torres, 2B||Andrew Knapp, C|
|Tyler Wade, CF||Franco Maikel, 3B|
|Matt Lipka, LF||Aaron Altherr, CF|
|Trey Amburgey, RF||Scott Kingery, 2B|
|Isiah Gilliam, DH||Shane Robinson, RF|
Who is starting for the Phillies?
RHP Jerad Eickhoff will make his first start and second appearance in the Grapefruit League. He allowed three runs on three hits and two home runs in two innings pitched his last time out.
Who is starting for the Yankees?
LHP James Paxton, who enters his fourth start of Spring Training with a 1.23 ERA. He has allowed just one run on five hits while striking out 10 in 7.1 innings pitched so far.
The Yankees face the Atlanta Braves on Monday at 6:05 p.m. in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. RHP Masahiro Tanaka will get the start.