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 week of spring training games are in the books. Here’s your weekly update on what your favorite Yankees have been doing on social media!
Players excited to be back in front of fans
The Yankees haven’t played a game that counted in front of a crowd since Oct. 19, 2019. This past week, the team finally got the opportunity to hear the crowd cheer for them as spring training began. Aaron Judge and Gleyber Torres are excited to play in front of fans again, and Gio Urshela is glad to be back on the field after an offseason surgery.
Jameson Taillon’s first week in pinstripes
After playing four seasons in Pittsburgh, Taillon is going through his first spring training with a new team, but he’s enjoying every second of it.
Extremely grateful to be healthy and back on the mound in a game. I really missed the feeling of competing. There’s nothing quite like the combo of adrenaline/butterflies. Excited to continue the build up into the season!— Jameson Taillon (@JTaillon50) March 1, 2021
This spring, he’s tossed three scoreless innings, recording five strikeouts and allowing just two hits. Taillon does not seem to be too affected by his most recent Tommy John surgery, which is good news for both him and the Yankees. He’ll be an important piece to the rotation behind Gerrit Cole.
Speaking of Cole, the two pitchers both started their careers with the Pirates and are now reunited in New York. A photoshoot with Cole and Taillon had to happen, and not only do we love it, but they love it too.
Best friend photoshoot @GerritCole45 x @JTaillon50 pic.twitter.com/G0OgIXsUmw— New York Yankees (@Yankees) March 2, 2021
Aaron Boone gives thanks for the well wishes
On Wednesday, it was announced that the skipper needed a pacemaker in order to assist his low heart rate. The procedure went well and he’s now back with the team in Tampa. Not only did Yankees fans rally behind him, but baseball fans in general had his back. It’s good to see Boonie healthy and back in action.
To all of you that have reached out to me, prayed for me, or wished me well- THANK YOU! Support has been overwhelming and humbling. I feel great and can’t wait to be back real soon. ❤️— Aaron Boone (@AaronBoone) March 5, 2021