Austin Wells smacks three-run double, Will Warren solid as Yankees top Orioles

The Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles, 5-3, on Monday afternoon as their spring training slate continued.

Here are the takeaways...

- Austin Wells had a big day, drilling a three-run double to left-center in the first inning and throwing out a runner trying to steal in the third. Wells is competing with Jose Trevino for the starting role behind the plate. Trevino made his Grapefruit League debut on Sunday.

- Will Warren struggled with his command during the first two innings before settling in and spinning a 1-2-3 third inning that put a bow on his day. Overall, he allowed one run on three hits while walking three and striking out two.

With Gerrit Cole's status murky as he undergoes a precautionary MRI on his pitching elbow, there's a chance Warren could begin the season in the big league rotation.

- Ian Hamilton was dominant in two perfect innings, striking out four. He has not yet allowed a run in Grapefruit League action.

- Clay Holmes gave up a pair of hits, but worked around them to twirl a scoreless frame. Like Hamilton, he has not allowed a run this spring.

- Giancarlo Stanton had a quiet day at the plate, going 0-for-3 with a strikeout. He is hitting .143 this spring.


Upcoming schedule

The Yankees travel to face the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday at 1:07 p.m.