Yanks show possible preview of Opening Day lineup

Batting order includes all nine regulars in win over Rays

Yanks show possible preview of Opening Day lineup

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Yankees may have provided a sneak preview of their Opening Day lineup on Monday, trotting out all nine regulars for a 4-3 victory over the Rays at George M. Steinbrenner Field.

"It's possible, yeah," manager Joe Girardi said.

Girardi's lineup had center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury and left fielder Brett Gardner at the top of the lineup, with right fielder Carlos Beltran, first baseman Mark Teixeira and catcher Brian McCann comprising the heart of the order.

Third baseman Chase Headley, designated hitter Alex Rodriguez, second baseman Stephen Drew and shortstop Didi Gregorius filled out the bottom half.

"Our lineup has the potential to be pretty deep, and that's something that I think can help us," Rodriguez said.

The Yankees open the regular season on April 6 against the Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium.

Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.