Some Yanks regulars could play against FSU
TAMPA -- Manager Joe Girardi said he hasn't decided which of his veteran players will take the field in the Yankees' Spring Training opener against Florida State University on Tuesday, though he will consider slotting some of his regulars into the starting lineup.
"I might put a few in there," Girardi said Saturday. "I've got to see where they are. Maybe one at-bat and get 'em going."
The Seminoles, meanwhile, are bringing along a few stars of their own.
Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Jameis Winston is part of the Florida State team that will face the Yankees at 1:05 p.m. ET on Tuesday. FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher, who led the team to the 2013 BCS National Championship, is scheduled to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
Obviously well-known for his work on the gridiron, Winston also appeared in 41 baseball games as a freshman in 2013, starting 32 games as a hitter and making 17 relief appearances as a pitcher. Winston batted .235 with a .377 on-base percentage and recorded a 1-2 record and 3.00 ERA with two saves last year.