It’s been exactly 100 days since Major League Baseball announced the suspension of spring training and the delay 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.
When and Where
Over the past week, while negotiations were ongoing between MLB and MLBPA, the players unified on social media and used the phrases “when and where” or “we are ready” to let everyone know that they are ready to play ball again. Many Yankees took to their social media accounts to let the league know that they are raring to go. Some of those Yankees include: Adam Ottavino, Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, Luke Voit, and Gleyber Torres.
We are ready to get back on the field. Tell us when and where. https://t.co/ONhUEjNlIk— Gary Sanchez (@ElGarySanchez) June 16, 2020
Since things are pretty rough between MLB and the MLBPA, Aaron Judge joked about joining the San Francisco 49ers if a baseball season doesn’t occur in 2020.
There’s a chance , but they’re stacked!— Aaron Judge (@TheJudge44) June 16, 2020
He’s right, the 49ers are stacked, especially coming off of a Super Bowl appearance. If Judge were a football player though, I could see him and George Kittle lining up beside each other in a lethal two tight end formation.
The 23-year-old shortstop was at George M. Steinbrenner Field, the Yankees’ spring training stadium, this week as he worked on his swing. Since this is a short video and judging by his reaction, it’s only fair that we assume this ball went 700 feet, right?
Torres wasn’t the only one working out at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Aaron Hicks, who is working his way back from Tommy John surgery, was taking some hacks as well. Hicks is an important piece to this Yankees team and getting him healthy is vital. Seeing him ramping back up is a good sight to see for all Yankees fans.
I can’t tell for sure if this was also at George M. Steinbrenner Field, but Miggy was working on his swing, which looks good! Andujar missed a large majority of the 2019 season due to injury. If he can work his way back to what he was in his rookie season, he’ll be tearing the league up again.
The newest Yankee star was so eager to get on the mound in the Bronx, so he did just that. As you can see below, Adam Ottavino snapped a picture of Cole on the bump in Yankee Stadium, a sight that Yankees fans around the globe can’t wait to see. As for the fans of any other team, not so much.
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!