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Yankees Social Media Spotlight: Zack Britton comments on his injury

Britton appreciates the support; the players are getting hyped for the season; Tanaka reunites with an old friend.

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We have kept you posted on what the Yankees have been up to on social media ever since baseball shut down last March. We are one step closer to the new baseball season as the first couple weeks of spring training games are in the books. Here’s your weekly update on what your favorite Yankees have been doing on social media!

Britton comments on his injury

The previous two seasons have been filled with injuries for the New York Yankees. Unfortunately, before the 2021 campaign even kicked off, the Yanks were bitten by the injury bug—again. This past Tuesday, the team announced that Zack Britton would return to New York and undergo orthoscopic surgery to remove a bone chip from his throwing elbow. The recovery timetable for this injury does vary, but it’s said to mainly be around three-to-four months. The southpaw tweeted about the challenge he’s now facing.

Get well soon, Zack!

Players posting their action shots

The players seem like they are having a blast during spring training, which is something that’s surely good to see. Aaron Judge, Gleyber Torres, Gio Urshela and Tyler Wade all posted some pictures of them in action, and it has us all ready for the regular season to begin!

Tanaka reunites with Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles legend

Masahiro Tanaka is unfortunately not with the Yankees in Tampa right now. Instead, he’s with the Golden Eagles in Japan. This past week, Tanaka was able to meet up with his former teammate Koji Aoyama, who played for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles from 2006-2020. Aoyama was a two-time NPB All-Star and won the Japan Series with Tanaka in 2013. While Tanaka may not be in pinstripes this year, it’s good to see that he’s happy, and that’s all that we care about.

Mariano Rivera remembers his Hall of Fame weekend

Since the 2020 induction ceremony was postponed, it’s been a long time since Hall of Famers have had a chance to actually see each other. Yankees legend Mariano Rivera took a moment on Saturday to look back on one of these memories, from his own Hall of Fame weekend in 2019. Flanked alongside him in the photo in front of beautiful Lake Otsego in Cooperstown are fellow Latin American Hall of Famers Pedro Martínez (inducted in 2015) and Vladimir Guerrero (inducted in 2018).