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An update on what the Yankees are doing during the shutdown

Opening Day can’t come soon enough after watching the Yankees return to the Bronx. See what some of the players were up to over this past week!

MLB: Spring Training-New York Yankees at Detroit Tigers Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

It’s been 115 days since Major League Baseball announced the suspension of spring training and the delay of Opening Day. While some activities have officially begun, players throughout the league have continued to post often on social media. Let’s check back in and see what some Yankees have been up to this week.

Opening Day Hype Video

Gleyber Torres took to Twitter to post this video of him, Gerrit Cole and Aaron Judge in an advertisement for Opening Day. If this doesn’t get you even a little excited, I don’t know what will!

Aaron Judge

Judge was taking some big hacks with Jason Ferber, who is a baseball coach based in New York. Ferber says that Judge’s first two hits in this video were “well over” 400 feet, and that’s without a stride. Seems like the Yankee slugger is healthy, or at least close to it.

Aaron Hicks

Judge wasn’t the only Yankee working with coach Ferber. Hicks hopped in the batting cage to get his reps in from both sides of the plate. Recovering from Tommy John surgery is no easy task, but it looks like Hicks is ready to play. Like Gerrit Cole said, “Aaron Hicks would be like the first player ever to have Tommy John and not miss a regular season game.”

Gerrit Cole

It was an exciting week for one of the newest Yankees. Cole was on the mound in Yankee Stadium this past week, and his wife, Amy, had a baby boy and named him Caden Gerrit Cole! The Yankees should get a scouting report on him ASAP.

All jokes aside, Cole faced some of the best hitters on his new team. Aaron Judge, Luke Voit, Aaron Hicks and some others stepped into the box to go up against Cole. Here is a brief video of the action and a pretty neat overhead view of Cole pitching to Judge.

Giancarlo Stanton

Someone seems happy to be back! Stanton celebrated the return of baseball with a picture of himself looking absolutely jacked and ready to go. After an injury-plagued 2019 season, Stanton will be looking to return to his old self and continue to mash.

Action Shots

The Yankees official Twitter account posted a collage of photos with a few players during their workouts. While games haven’t started yet, it’s good to see that baseball will be back soon!

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!