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Yankees’ projected lineup for 2016 as spring training nears

Mark Teixeira of the Yankees flies out in

Mark Teixeira of the Yankees flies out in the fourth inning against the Baltimore Orioles during Game 1 of a doubleheader at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Sept. 12, 2014 in Baltimore. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Patrick Smith

A look at how the Yankees’ lineup projects out for the 2016 season as spring training approaches:

Jacoby Ellsbury, CF: Ellsbury hit .257 with 15 doubles, 7 home runs and 66 runs scored in 111 games last season.

Brett Gardner, LF: An All-Star in 2015, Gardner hit .259 and scored 94 runs. He was successful in 20 of 25 stolen base attempts.

Alex Rodriguez, DH: After missing the 2014 season because of a suspension, Rodriguez hit 33 home runs and drove in 86 runs last season. He posted a .250 / .356 / .486 slash line.

Mark Teixeira, 1B: Teixeira hit .255 with 31 home runs and 79 RBIs in 111 games before injuring his leg in August and missing the remainder of the season.

Carlos Beltran, RF: In 133 games last season, switch-hitting Beltran batted .276 with 19 home runs, 34 doubles and 67 RBIs.

Brian McCann, C: McCann, in his second season with the Yankees, hit .232 with 26 home runs and 94 RBIs and won the Silver Slugger Award for catchers.

Chase Headley, 3B: In 156 games last season, Headley hit .259 with 11 home runs and 62 RBIs.

Didi Gregorius, SS: In his first season with the Yankees, Gregorius hit .265 with 24 doubles and 57 runs scored last season. Replacing the retired Derek Jeter, Gregorius had a .979 fielding percentage.

Starlin Castro, 2B: Castro hit .265 with 11 home runs for the Cubs last season. He was acquired by the Yankees in a trade for Adam Warren and Brendan Ryan last December.


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