TAMPA, Fla. — As pitchers and catchers prepare to report to Yankees camp, Aaron Judge revisited his In high school, he trained at first base.
First draft by 54 of Athletics as Linden (California) A first baseman and pitcher in high school, Judge threw grounders and caught balls at the club’s Player Development Center, where he wore a first baseman’s glove and played for shortstops Isiah Kinner-Fallefa and Second baseman DJ LeMahieu provided a 6-foot-7 target.
Since first baseman Anthony Rizzo signed a two-year deal, $54 million dollar contract in November, and Tuesday’s practice was just a one-day cameo for the American League’s defending MVP, who is regularly at the club’s minor league complex ahead of Wednesday’s pitcher and catcher official report date was found in.
Don’t expect Judges to get any game reps in the infield this year, though. After practice, manager Aaron Boone said in a text message that “there’s nothing in there.”
Yankees The team signed the 12-month million contract , he has yet to play a major league inning anywhere but the outfield. Last season he started in midfield 54 and 40 from right field, plus
More starts as designated hitter because he hits 54 The home run broke Roger Maris’ single-season AL record.
Judge did not sign with Oakland after being drafted, opting instead to attend Fresno State. Because the school had Jordan Ribera (the leading home plate hitter in the NCAA at the time) firmly established at first base, head coach Mike Bettsall moved Judge to the outfield on the grounds that he could run fly balls, just As high as he was tracking football passes in Lyndon.20102010