ALCS Game 3: Yankees’ lineup versus Cliff Lee

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Here’s the Yankees’ lineup for Game 3 of the ALCS tonight against Cliff Lee:

1. Derek Jeter, SS
2. Nick Swisher, RF
3. Mark Teixeira, 1B
4. Alex Rodriguez, 3B
5. Robinson Cano, 2B
6. Marcus Thames, DH
7. Jorge Posada, C
8. Curtis Granderson, CF
9. Brett Gardner, LF

New York has faced a left-handed starting pitcher in three games this postseason (Francisco Liriano, Brian Duensing, C.J. Wilson) and the Yankees have used that same lineup and batting order in each game.  So far they’ve hit .261 with a .337 on-base percentage and .420 slugging percentage versus playoff southpaws.

Report: Reds sign Ben Revere

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The Reds have signed outfielder Ben Revere to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports. Revere is expected to take home a salary between $1 million and $1.5 million if he makes the major league roster, Heyman adds.

Revere, 29, spent last season with the Angels. He batted a light .275/.308/.344 in 308 plate appearances. Revere does have some speed as he stole 21 bases last year.

Revere will try to earn a spot on the roster as a backup outfielder. The Reds’ starting spots are spoken for with Adam Duvall, Billy Hamilton, and Scott Schebler.