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Yankees Social Media Spotlight: Rougned Odor says hello to New York

A clean-shaven Rougned Odor is excited to join the Bronx Bombers.

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Since baseball shut down in March of last year, we have kept you posted on what the Yankees have been up to on social media. Although baseball is gradually getting back to normal, it’s still fun to check in our favorite players and Yankee figures, so we will continue to do so throughout 2021. Here’s your weekly update on what your favorite Yankees have been doing on social media!

Odor bids farewell to the Rangers and says hello to the Yankees

Earlier in the week, the Yankees traded for infielder Rougned Odor, who had been with the Texas Rangers since 2014. The longtime Ranger thanked the organization on Instagram and also noted that he is looking forward to putting on the pinstripes and join such a historic franchise.

Since Odor was now a Yankee Yankee, he needed to shave his luscious facial hair, which makes him look like a whole new person. He also posted a picture of his jersey. He will be repping No. 18, last worn by none other than Didi Gregorius.

I’m sure there will be mixed reviews on the number selection among Yankees fans, but as Odor later proved, it can’t hurt to have the game-winning hit in your pinstriped debut!

Jameson Taillon reflects on his first start since 2019

After missing nearly two full seasons, Jameson Taillon returned to the mound. The righty pitched quite well for the Yankees as he tossed 4.2 innings, allowing just two runs on three hits, not to mention his seven strikeouts. He thanked a whole bunch of people for helping him during his comeback and is excited to improve upon his first start.

Suzyn Waldman sings the National Anthem

Suzyn Waldman is a woman of many talents. Not only can provide color commentary on the radio, but she can also sing the National Anthem before the game starts. However, this is not the first time she did so. She also did it last year during the team’s home opener in the Bronx. When Gerrit Cole was a member of the Astros, Waldman told Cole that he would “make a great Yankee when you get to be a free agent.” Cole replied: “If I do, you have to sing the national anthem on Opening Day.”

A pair of southpaws post action shots

Jordan Montgomery tossed a gem during his first start of the season. He hurled six shutout innings while racking up seven strikeouts and only giving up four hits. If he can keep this up, he would be a sturdy piece behind Gerrit Cole in the rotation.

Another lefty arm who has looked sharp for the Yankees early on is Aroldis Chapman. He’s thrown two scoreless innings with six strikeouts and no hits allows. So he’s struck out the side in both of his outings in 2021. Not top shabby, Chappy.