It’s been 38 days since Major League Baseball announced the suspension of spring training and the delaying of Opening Day. Although no official activities have occurred in quite some time, players throughout the league have continued to keep loose. Let’s check back in and see what some Yankees have been up to.
Starting last week, Major League Baseball started an MLB The Show 20 tournament for their fans to watch. This tournament isn’t just random people playing, it’s one player from each team to represent their club in the tourney. For the Yankees, it’s Tommy Kahnle.
He started his season off by losing five of his first six games, but he stormed back and now sits fourth in the AL East at 7-5 after rattling off a six-game winning streak. His most recent win was the best yet. He blasted a two-run walkoff home run with Aaron Hicks against against the White Sox, who was controlled by Lucas Giolito. Here is a video of some of Kahnle’s game play and his thoughts on the tournament, and here is what the standings look like as of today. Kahnle will take on Fernando Tatis Jr. and Josh Hader tomorrow at 9 p.m. EST, which will be streaming on his Twitch channel.
Judge has been active on his Instagram account this past week, and with some positive things to say. He has teamed up with JBL to provide children in need in New York City with headphones so they can stay focused in their learning environment and remain successful in the classroom. Class act by Judge, but he didn’t stop there...
Aaron Judge, Aaron Boone, CC Sabathia, Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter
The “All in Challenge” has gained a lot of momentum over the last week among celebrities. The challenge consists of many public figures offering the coolest experiences with them if you enter their auction. 100% of the money raised through these auctions will go directly to Feeding America, Meals On Wheels, World Central Kitchen and No Kid Hungry.
Judge is offering field passes for batting practice with the Yankees, along with a dinner with him after the game.
Boone will provide the winner of his auction with tickets to a Yankees game, watch batting practice from field level, and his game-worn jersey.
Sabathia is bringing three people out to Las Vegas to eat at his favorite restaurant, get sideline passes to hang out with the Raiders in their new stadium.
A-Rod is giving a one hour batting lesson with him. After the lesson, you will get lunch with him and he’ll give you one of his World Series trophies from the 2009 championship (he has two of them).
Jeter is awarding the highest bidder with his game-worn All-Star Game jersey from 2014, which was the last of his Hall of Fame career.
That’s all the updates we have for you today. Check back next week to see more of what the Yankees are doing during their free time!