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!
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.
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ON GOD THESE FIRST TWO NO-STRIDE SWINGS from @thejudge44 WENT WELL OVER 400ft Smh I think I might reach out to ESPN just to see if they would consider having a 10 minute Big League Lit Mix Tape segment on Sports Center one day ⚾️ for example lets peep MY GUYY and 6’7”/282lbs 2013 first rounder for the NY Yankees Aaron Judge (aka “STUART LITTLE” ). Judge went on to have a record-breaking rookie season in 2017. He was named an All-Star and won the Home Run Derby , becoming the first ever MLB rookie to do so. Judge ended the season with 52 home runs , breaking Mark McGwire's MLB rookie record of 49 and the Yankees' full-season rookie record of 29 (previously held by Joe DiMaggio ). P.S. He looks like he’s at about 70% effort in BP... but I promise you he is jacking every one of these way into the trees ♂️ ⚾️ ♂️ : @migos #baseball #judge #big #league #mixtape #season #homerun #power #hit #crispy #seeds #bruh #littleleague #mlb #compete #havefun #respect #thegame #staypositive #workhard #neverforget #teammates #baseballislife #myguy @turn2pineiro14
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.”
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GEEEEZUS...THIS IS WHAT’S COMMONLY REFERRED TO AS A CRISPY 5 TOOL SWITCH HITTIN PLAYBOY and Centerfielder for the @yankees Aaron Hicks (aka “THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIRE” ). MY GUYY @ahicks31 is locked in and focused right now so I’m predicting big things for this cat during the abbreviated 2020 season AYOOooo... FRESH PRINCE... I LIKE IT WHEN YOU HIT THOSE SEEDS KID... TELL CARLTON AND MR. BANKS I SAID WHAT’S GOOD... AND STAY CRISPY OUT HERE BRUH ☃️ ☔️ ♂️ ⚾️ ♂️ @turn2pineiro14 : @kendricklamar #baseball #big #league #switch #hit #mixtapes #sheesh #wow #ok #littleleague #mlb #compete #havefun #respect #thegame #staypositive #humble #grateful #neverforget #teammates #baseballislife #myguy
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.
Gerrit Cole on the mound at Yankee Stadium. pic.twitter.com/16Zaqk2Uve— YES Network (@YESNetwork) July 2, 2020
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.
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!