Spring Training is more entertaining with legitimate battles taking place, and that projects to be the case in Yankees camp, where manager Aaron Boone’s depth chart features question marks at a pair of infield spots.
One spring after falling short in a battle for playing time with the eventual American League Rookie of the Year, Aaron Hicks has reported to camp intent upon holding off any challengers for a place in the Yankees’ starting lineup.
The Yankees’ patience was rewarded when Greg Bird returned from the disabled list to deliver some of the team’s biggest hits in September and October.
Chad Green has been stretching out to serve as a starting pitcher this spring, but the right-hander understands that he may be too valuable for the Yankees to remove from their dominant bullpen.
We visited Justus Sheffield in his hometown of Tullahoma, Tenn., as he took us through his daily offseason routine
Masahiro Tanaka went home with a decision to make. The right-hander had until three days after the World Series to opt out of the final three seasons of his Yankees contract, potentially leaving $67 million on the table in favor of testing free agency.
The middle of the Yankees’ lineup already contains two sluggers who resemble middle linebackers in Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton. Now, New York will have an actual Super Bowl champion quarterback in its organization.
This spring, the Yankees plan to test the comfort levels of both Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton in left field, a task that is set to fall under the responsibilities of new outfield coach Reggie Willits.
The Yankees’ first batting-practice swings of 2017 were accompanied by a cacophony of jackhammers, drills and saws, as workers rushed to complete a $40 million renovation of George M. Steinbrenner Field in time for the Grapefruit League opener.
Coming off a breakout season that saw him finish third in the American League Cy Young Award race, Luis Severino has set his sights upon turning in the same numbers “or even better” for the Yankees in 2018.
The Yankees announced on Tuesday that gates will open three hours early for Grapefruit League games at George M. Steinbrenner Field, providing the opportunity to watch Giancarlo Stanton, Aaron Judge and the rest of the Bombers take their batting-practice hacks.
For 29 long-awaited regular-season games, and 13 more in the postseason, Greg Bird looked like the hitter the Yankees had envisioned from the beginning — a powerful left-handed first baseman tailor-made to slug in the Bronx.