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Morning notes: The Opening Day lineup?

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Yankees play their final spring training game this afternoon against the Marlins, and here is the lineup Joe Girardi is sending out:

Jacoby Ellsbury CF

Derek Jeter SS

Carlos Beltran DH

Brian McCann C

Mark Teixeira 1B

Alfonso Soriano RF

Brett Gardner LF

Brian Roberts 2B

Kelly Johnson 3B

Ivan Nova RHP

Ellsbury is in the lineup for the first time in 15 days, and where you expect to find him, in the leadoff spot. But it's a bit of a surprise to see Gardner batting seventh; the widespread belief was Girardi would bat him ninth so that he and Ellsbury would bat consecutively after the lineup turns over. We'll get the manager's reasoning on this after the game -- he does not talk to the media before spring training home games -- and find out if this is the lineup he will send out Opening Day on Tuesday night in Houston.