Nova slated to pitch in Yanks' Grapefruit opener

Nova slated to pitch in Yanks' Grapefruit opener

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Yankees have set their rotation for the first week of Spring Training games, tabbing right-hander Adam Warren to start Friday's exhibition against the University of South Florida at George M. Steinbrenner Field.

Ivan Nova draws the call for New York's Grapefruit League opener against the Phillies in Clearwater, Fla., on Saturday at 1:05 p.m. ET, with Freddy Garcia starting the Yankees' first home game on Sunday, also against Philadelphia at 1:05 p.m. Both games are live on MLB.TV.

Michael Pineda makes his Yankees spring debut on March 5 at the Phillies' Bright House Field in Clearwater, available on MLB.TV at 1:05 p.m., while CC Sabathia and Phil Hughes will each pitch in the March 6 contest against the Pirates in Bradenton, Fla.

The first turn through the spring rotation will complete with Hiroki Kuroda's debut outing on March 7 at Steinbrenner Field against the Rays at 1:05 p.m. on MLB.TV.