Nine in the lineup, seven in the pen and five in the rotation leaves four spots for the bench. Three of which are made up of a backup catcher, infielder and outfielder, while the last spot is typically for a speedster or a slugger.
- Backup catcher: Gustavo Molina
- Backup infielder: Eric Chavez
- Backup outfielder: Andruw Jones
- Speedster: Eduardo Nunez
Chavez and Jones both provide a ton of experience as backups, and Nunez definitely fits the roll of speedster. Joe Girardi has used Nunez in the outfield this spring, so don’t be surprised to see him playing anywhere on the field this season.
Here’s how the rest of the team shapes up:
Romulo Sanchez or Luis Ayala (Mark Prior is unlikely)