Here are some nuggets from the Yankees’ spring training on Thursday:
Need for bat speed
Giancarlo Stanton, in mid-season form, threw a 118.6 mph line drive to the left that passed outfielder Cal Mitchell to score two Yankees runs.
No sign of relief
Relievers Jimmy Cordero, Wandy Peralta, Albert Abreu and Demarcus Evans combined to allow nine runs in 2 ²/₃ innings.
Peralta faced three batters, allowed a home run to Drew Maggi and did not register an out.
Caught my attention
In the sixth inning, former Yankee Miguel Andujar drove a ball down the center, and Oswaldo Cabrera – trying to prove he can be a center back too – broke in first.
He then backtracked and sprinted backwards, the ball falling just out of reach for a double.
Domingo German is expected to start and Isiah Kiner-Falefa will play on center field at 1:05 p.m. in Lakeland, Fla. against the Tigers.