James Paxton makes his debut with the Yankees on Saturday as he faces the Orioles at Yankee Stadium in the second game of the season at 1:05 p.m.
Luke Voit is back in the cleanup spot after reaching base four times on Opening Day, including his three-run blast in the first inning ... DJ LeMahieu will make his Yankees debut today at third base and in the ninth spot, while Miguel Andujar shifts over into the DH spot as Greg Bird, who also homered on Opening Day, gets a day off.
|Jonathan Villar, 2B||Brett Gardner, CF|
|Dwight Smith Jr., LF||Aaron Judge, RF|
|Trey Mancini, 1B||Giancarlo Stanton, LF|
|Renato Nunez, DH||Luke Voit, 1B|
|Joey Rickard, RF||Miguel Andujar, DH|
|Rio Ruiz, 3B||Gary Sanchez, C|
|Drew Jackson, CF||Gleyber Torres, 2B|
|Jesus Sucre, C||Troy Tulowitzki, SS|
|Richie Martin, SS||DJ LeMahieu, 3B|
Who is starting for the Orioles?
RHP Nate Karns (0-0, 0.00 ERA), is making a major-league appearance for the first time since May 2017. The righthander is technically a reliever with Baltimore but is being used as an opener for the Orioles on Saturday.
Who is starting for the Yankees?
LHP James Paxton (0-0, 0.00 ERA), is coming off a career-year with the Mariners, finishing 11-6 with a 3.76 ERA (3.24 FIP) and career-high 208 strikeouts in 160.1 innings pitched (also a career-high). ... Paxton will become just the eighth Canadian-born pitcher to appear in a game for the Yankees. ... He was acquired by New York in November via a trade that sent Justus Sheffield to Seattle.
The Yankees close their series against the Orioles on Sunday at 1:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium when LHP J.A. Happ takes the mound.