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Giancarlo Stanton hits 1st dinger in pinstripes; Tyler Wade okay after brief injury scare; Gleyber Torres might be pressing too hard; Clint Frazier still feeling effects of concussion

MLB: Spring Training-Philadelphia Phillies at New York Yankees
Crouching Stanton, Dinger Dragon
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MLB.com | Bryan Hoch: There was a sound that came off of a bat in yesterday’s game. It is a similar sound to when Aaron Judge’s bat connects with a baseball. That sound was a reminder that Giancarlo Stanton plays baseball for the New York Yankees. Perhaps you were unaware.

If you’re curious as to how John Sterling called it, you can click the link and listen. I’m pretty sure it’s not his final pun. In any case, before this dinger, Judge walked. Judge walks a lot. Stanton hits home runs a lot. I’m beginning to think this can work.

MLB.com | Bryan Hoch: The Yankees had a brief scare during yesterday’s game. No, not because Tim Tebow was at the plate. Tyler Wade dove for a ball and appeared to injure his wrist. They quickly removed him from the game. Later, we would find out that the injury was not serious and that he was okay. Wade is rumored to be the current frontrunner for the 2B position with how well he’s been doing this spring. Glad to see he’s alright.

New York Post | George A. King III: Ah, but what of Gleyber Torres, you might ask. While he is expected to eventually take over at second, Gleyber might have a bit more work to do in getting his swing back to where it should be. Yankees’ hitting coach Marcus Thames believes that Gleyber is trying a bit too hard at the moment. He is coming back from injury, which is undoubtedly a factor. Perhaps a quick stint in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre will do him some good. Or maybe he’ll quickly turn it on with the remaining weeks of spring training.

NorthJersey.com | Pete Caldera: In other injury news, Clint Frazier is still suffering from his mild concussion. He is getting rides to the ballpark and at home, he is calling his cats the wrong name. Concussions are no joke. While it looks like he’s getting better, Brian Cashman also said that returning from his rehab is when symptoms are higher. Be well, Red Thunder.