Treanor to rest a few days

Talked this morning with catcher Matt Treanor, who is under orders to rest for the next few days. His body is still recovering from sports hernia surgery, which is why he did not make the trip to Jupiter. Dane Sardinha is starting at catcher.

Here are the lineups for the latest tilt against the Yankees, who sent several regulars on the short trip from Tampa …


  1. Inge, 3B
  2. Polanco, 2B
  3. Sheffield, DH
  4. Hessman, 1B
  5. Raburn, RF
  6. Clevlen, CF
  7. Ramirez, LF
  8. Sardinha, C
  9. Everett, SS

PITCHING: Verlander, Rincon, Williamson, Rodney


  1. Melky Cabrera, CF
  2. Johnny Damon, LF
  3. Mark Teixeira, 1B
  4. Jorge Posada, DH
  5. Nick Swisher, RF
  6. Cody Ransom, 3B
  7. Angel Berroa, 2B
  8. Ramiro Pena, SS
  9. Kevin Cash, C

PITCHING: CC Sabathia, Alfredo Aceves, Brian Bruney, Jose Veras, Mark Melancon, Steven Jackson


Interesting to see Inge in the leadoff spot. Is this an experiment or out of necessity? I’m really hoping he has a great year.

I think it’s just a rotation Leyland is using to get hitters a chance at an extra at-bat without necessarily having to stay in the game longer. Curtis Granderson is still the leadoff man on this team, but he’s obviously away at the World Baseball Classic. Everett has been batting there on several days.

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