Yankees’ Mike Ford makes early assertion in bench competitors

Observations from the Yankees’ spring coaching sport on Tuesday.

Ford robust

The Yankees introduced in loads of competitors to supply some left-handed energy off the bench, from Jay Bruce to Derek Dietrich. Mike Ford reminded everybody that his bat is fairly good, as effectively, with a two-RBI double to proper within the Yankees 4-2 win over the Orioles in Sarasota.

O no

If their roster is any indication, it’s going to be one other lengthy season in Baltimore, with the Orioles nearly sure to complete in final place within the AL East.

Caught my eye

The Yankees knocked out Baltimore starter John Means within the prime of the primary, however the lefty returned to start out the second, due to a brand new rule — just for spring coaching — that enables groups to take away a pitcher one inning and convey him in once more the next inning to observe pitch counts.

Wednesday’s schedule

Along with Corey Kluber’s Yankees debut, Giancarlo Stanton and Brett Gardner may even make their first appearances of the spring towards the Blue Jays at 6:35 p.m. at George M. Steinbrenner Area.