Yankees lineup change: Ryan scratched

March, 20, 2014
Mar 20
6:45
PM ET
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Brendan Ryan was expected to make his return to action after missing more than two weeks with lower back soreness. But a half hour before tonight's game against the Red Sox was about to start, Ryan was scratched from the lineup and replaced by Dean Anna. According to the Yankees, Ryan was scratched with "upper back spasms" unrelated to the previous injury.

Here's the new lineup:

Ichiro Suzuki CF
Anna SS
Eduardo Nunez 3B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Francisco Cervelli C
Scott Sizemore 2B
Yangervis Solarte LF
Zoilo Almonte RF
Zelous Wheeler DH

David Phelps RHP

Here's the Red Sox lineup:

Grady Sizemore CF
Shane Victorino RF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
David Ortiz DH
Mike Napoli 1B
Daniel Nava LF
Xander Bogaerts SS
David Ross C
Jonathan Herrera 3B

Clay Buchholz RHP
Wallace Matthews has covered New York sports since 1983 as a reporter, columnist, radio host and TV commentator. He covers the Yankees for ESPNNewYork.com after working for Newsday, the New York Post, the New York Sun and ESPN New York 98.7 FM.
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