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 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!
Editor’s note: The Instagram embed links were being wonky at the time, so screenshots are used in some of these posts. The actual Instagram links are thus also included below the image.
Jasson Dominguez says hello
Yankees uber-prospect Jasson Dominguez gave fans a tease of the future. The 18-year-old is slated to make his stateside debut at the end of June in the Gulf Coast League, so keep your eyes peeled to the minor league recaps and anything else that the Yankees or Dominguez might post from his Rookie ball exploits. For now, this clip of some complex ball baseball-crushing will have to suffice. That’s some bat speed.
Chapman reflects on his blown save against the Twins
The series finale against the Minnesota Twins was going very well for the Yankees, as they were just three outs away from a sweep on the road. However, the Twins offense had other plans. Aroldis Chapman, who has been incredibly dominant this entire season, was roughed up. He allowed four runs, both coming on two-run homers, and the Twins went on to walk off against the Bombers.
Although it was a game to remember for Chapman and the Yankees, the closer wants to make sure he keeps his head up high (even as he endured another tough day on Saturday, albeit one without long balls). Don’t miss Aaron Judge lending his support to Chapman as well.
Gary Sánchez had a horrendous 2020 season and started off this season pretty slow as well. However, The Kraken sports a 119 wRC+ over the last month and has quietly worked his way back into the everyday lineup — catching 12 of the last 16 games for the Yankees. He took to Instagram to let us all know that he’s still here! You’ll also see New York’s 2020 first round pick Austin Wells give him some support in the comments—who is also a catcher.
Mo the Gardener
Look at the unanimous Hall of Fame closer go! Mariano Rivera posted a picture and video of him enjoying some strawberry picking and called himself “Mo the Gardener.” I wonder if Mo could get some cut action if he throws one of those strawberries...