The Pirates will travel to Legends Field in Tampa today, for a matchup with the New York Yankees at 1:15 PM. Paul Maholm will make his first start of the spring, following two appearances out of the bullpen. Thus far, he has allowed five runs on eight hits in five innings of work. He has struck out one and has not walked a batter. Jaret Wright, Damaso Marte, Byung-Hyun Kim, John Grabow, Franquelis Osoria and Hector Carrasco are also scheduled to throw for the Bucs.
Actor Billy Crystal has signed a celebrity contract with the Yankees, and is expected to play against the Pirates today. This game is on MLB.TV, so be sure to tune in as Crystal attempts to prove his worth on the diamond. No word yet on what role he will play in the game.