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!
She said yes! Luis Cessa proposed to his girlfriend, Nancy Arreola, this past week. Check out the amazing view of the New York City skyline in the background as he popped the question. We are all very happy for the two of them! Today is also Luis Cessa’s 29th birthday. Exciting week for him!
Tanaka wishes Higgy a happy birthday
Speaking of birthdays, it was Kyle Higashioka’s birthday on Tuesday. As he tweeted out his thanks for all the good wishes, Masahiro Tanaka wished him a happy birthday! Higgy was on the receiving end of eight games for Tanaka in his career, so they are obviously very familiar with each other. Higgy didn’t play on his birthday, but he did play two days after. He blasted a home run en route to a 6-3 victory over Cleveland.
Happy birthday— 田中将大/MASAHIRO TANAKA (@t_masahiro18) April 21, 2021
Kratz comments on Odor’s energy
Rougned Odor in pinstripes is a few weeks old now, and he’s certainly brought the energy. He has hit three homers already, and owns three of the team’s biggest hits this season. Former Yankees catcher Erik Kratz believes Odor provides the Bombers with the swag they have been looking for.
Are the @Yankees too professional? Maybe @RougnedOdor gives them the swag they need outwardly. He brings a dynamic that combined with the other talent already on the roster could make them lethal, even if statistically he doesn’t play well— Erik Kratz (@ErikKratz31) April 24, 2021
Deivi staying loose
García is currently at the alternate site, but seems to be lined up for his first start of the season on Monday against the Orioles. The youngster has not pitched in the 2021 season yet, but is still having fun at PNC Field in Pennsylvania and staying loose. If he does get the ball tomorrow, it would be his first regular season start since September 26, 2020.
Luetge has eyes on the Pitching Ninja
Yankees reliever Lucas Luetge turned in a great outing on Friday night, spinning 1.1 innings of no-hit ball and earning his first big-league win since 2013. It was a nice accomplishment, but what was on his mind during the game? Whether the Twitter-famous “Pitching Ninja,” Rob Friedman, was watching. (Spoiler alert: He was.)