Luke Voit batting leadoff in RailRiders' opener

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Conor Foley, The Times-Tribune, Scranton, Pa.
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May 4—SYRACUSE, N.Y. — New York Yankees first baseman Luke Voit will be the first Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders player since 2019 to see a pitch in a game.

Voit will begin a rehab assignment with the RailRiders tonight when the team opens its season against Syracuse Mets at newly renovated NBT Bank Stadium. Syracuse starter Jerad Eickhoff's first pitch is set for 6:35 p.m., and it'll go to Voit, who is leading off and in the lineup as the designated hitter in his first game since having surgery to repair his the meniscus in his left knee.

Miguel Andújar bats second for the RailRiders and will play left field. Manager Doug Davis said Monday that he expects Andújar to see time at left field, third base and first base.

Second baseman Derek Dietrich hits third and right fielder Socrates Brito cleans up.

First baseman Chris Gittens bats fifth and shortstop Kyle Holder follows him at the No. 6 spot. Both are making their Triple-A debuts.

Center fielder Greg Allen, catcher Robinson Chirinos and third baseman Andrew Velazquez round out the lineup. Veteran southpaw Mike Montgomery is the starting pitcher.

Syracuse's lineup: LF Andrew Ferguson, CF Jake Hager, SS Wilfredo Tovar, DH Deivy Grullon, 3B Brandon Drury, RF Khalil Lee, 1B David Thompson, C Martin Cervenka and 2B Drew Jackson. Jordan Yamamoto was originally scheduled to start, but the Mets changed it to Eickoff a couple hours before the start of the game.

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