Spring Threat: Jays @ Yankees

Jose Bautista
Photo Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Jose Bautista makes his spring debut for the Blue Jays today, and hopefully so too does a comments solution for the site here. Behold Solid Opinion at the bottom of this post! Fingers crossed that this actually works! (Apologies for more hoops to have to jump through).

Oh, and the split squad Yankees are sending out some big bats to face Drew Hutchison — who, Benny Fresh tweets, will be followed by Jesse Chavez, Chad Jenkins, Scott Copeland, and Pat Venditte.


Ben Nicholson-Smith also tweets that the Jays could use early off-days to push back the still-ailing Marco Estrada, in case he still isn’t quite up to speed by the end of camp.

At Sportsnet, Arden Zwelling writes about the Jays’ new High Performance department, which the club hopes is going to change the game. No, really.

Conner Greene has been sent down to minor league camp. No word on Charlie Sheen’s whereabouts.

TV: MLB.tv

Next game: Tomorrow, 1:07 PM ET, vs. Phillies

And now, the lineups…

Toronto Blue Jays

Kevin Pillar(R) CF
Josh Donaldson(R) 3B
Jose Bautista(R) DH
Troy Tulowitzki(R) SS
Michael Saunders(L) LF
Justin Smoak(S) 1B
Russell Martin(R) C
Darrell Ceciliani(L) RF
Ryan Goins(L) 2B
RHP Drew Hutchison

New York Yankees

Pete Kozma(R) 3B
Carlos Beltran(S) RF
Alex Rodriguez(R) DH
Mark Teixeira(S) 1B
Brian McCann(L) C
Chris Denorfia(R) LF
Jonathan Diaz(R) 2B
Tyler Wade(L) SS
Dustin Fowler(L) CF

RHP Nathan Eovaldi