The Yanks checked another game off the ST schedule last night with a 3-0 win over the Marlins. Hiroki Kuroda and Masahiro Tanaka combined for the 6-hit shutout.
- Kuroda was great in his 3 innings (3 H, 4 K), but the story was Tanaka. He followed up with a 6-inning relief appearance in which he allowed only 3 hits of his own, didn't walk a batter, and struck out 10. Shutdown city, population Ma-kun.
- The big news of the day was roster announcements. Joe announced Dellin Betances and Vidal Nuno as the winners of the final 2 bullpen spots before the game and Dean Anna as part of the bench after.
- Only 1 spot remains open and it's down to Eduardo Nunez and Yangervis Solarte. Deadline to set rosters is 3 PM tomorrow.
- Jacoby Ellsbury went 2-5 and played center field in another MiL game. He said he feels fine and Joe said he'll play in Sunday's Major League game as a final tuneup.
- Top prospects Tyler Austin, Slade Heathcott, Jose Campos, and Greg Bird will all be held back in ExST before starting their respective MiL seasons.
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