The lineup against the Pirates:

Jeter ss

Granderson cf

Teixeira 1b

A-Rod 3b

Thames dh

Hoffman rf

Gardner lf

Cervelli c

Pena 2b

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Chad Gaudin will start and will be followed by, in some order, Sergio Mitre, Alfredo Aceves, Jonathan Albaladejo, Wilkins Arias, Jason Hirsh, Royce Ring, Amaury Sanit and Zach Segovia.

Also, just a bit of news from this morning's clubhouse session: Joba Chamberlain, who missed Tuesday's arcade outing because of flu-like symptons, declared himself "much better." He will throw the bullpen side he was supposed to throw yesterday, keeping him in line to pitch in Friday's game against the Rays.

A crisp, overcast morning in Tampa and the game time temperature (1:05 p.m.) is forecast to be 54 degrees. Still, it's dry and the sun is starting to creep through the clouds.

The game is on YES.

*** Also, for Thursday's game against the Phillies in Clearwater, among the regulars who will not travel and instead will workout in Tampa are Jeter, A-Rod, Teixeira, Pettitte and Rivera. CC Sabathia starts that game against Roy Halladay.

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UPDATE: Well, the sun crept back behind the clouds and now, as of 10:20, there's a light rain falling. Still, it's not too bad as the Yankees are continuing with their BP.

Also, we'll have another Live Chat here Friday, this time at 10 a.m. -- sharp -- in advance of the Phil/Joba Show against the Rays.

UPDATE: So much for that. 10:25 and no more rain.