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Yankees Social Media Spotlight: Andrew Velazquez, Luis Gil react to their big games

The unexpected hero’s celebrated their big week’s on social media.

Minnesota Twins v New York Yankees Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

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!

The hometown kid

Did you know that Andrew Velazquez is from the Bronx?! All jokes aside, “Squid” has brought an awesome energy to the Yankees lineup and has a cool backstory behind him. He’s played a great defensive shortstop and just hit his first major league home run on Saturday. He’s also become an instant fan favorite among the fanbase. Have a look at his posts on social media from what may have been the biggest week of his life!

Luis Gil celebrates big start to big league career

The first pitcher in the modern era to toss three straight scoreless outings to start a career is none other than Yankees rookie Luis Gil. He’s been a huge boost to the rotation, especially with the injuries to the starting five. Gil was not necessarily supposed to be a big piece this early in his career, but nonetheless, he’s been shoving.

CC Sabathia throws out first pitch in Cleveland

In his return to Cleveland, former Yankee CC Sabathia threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the game to Cleveland’s mascot. The lefty delivered a strike and looked good! He even commented on the post saying that his “arm is coming back.” How about another playoff run, CC?