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Yanks hope to find answers at SS, LF at camp

Yanks hope to find answers at SS, LF at camp

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    Trucks have been unloaded at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida, awaiting the arrival of Yankees pitchers and catchers next week.

      When Aaron Judge made his debut as the team’s new As the captain prepares for his first spring, we’ll be tracking several important storylines as the team prepares for the opening day in March 22 vs. Giants at Yankee Stadium:

      • About the Yankees Knowledge of team spring training

        1. A short story

          Young could be available this spring, with prospects Oswald Peraza and Anthony Volpe both in training camp and expected to get a fair amount at shortstop playing time. Peraza and Volpe will take on Isiah Kiner-Falefa, who won 131 The starter was at shortstop last season but struggled defensively, prompting manager Aaron Boone to leave him out of the starting lineup in four of the club’s nine playoff games.

            Peraza, deep impression. 257 (12-for-15) with three doubles, one home run, two RBIs and two stolen bases Confidence in Peraza was enough to start Game 2 of the American League Championship Series against the Astros. This will be the first major league spring training year-old Volpe, ranked by MLB Pipeline as the No. 1 prospect for the Yankees and the fifth-best prospect in all of baseball.

              Feels like the Yankees want to see Peraza in Winning the job outright this spring will allow them to move Kiner-Falefa into a more utility role and provide Volpe with additional development time. Volpe only played in Triple-A last season 49, so it’s no surprise to see him start the year at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and take the mid-season call.

                2. Turn left

                  The Yankees took several steps in the offseason To retain or bring in talent, including re-signing Judge and Anthony Rizzo, signing free-agent starter Carlos Rodon and bringing backup Tommy Kahnle back to the Bronx. But left field is much the same as it was during the playoffs, with Andrew Benintendi (who hasn’t played since Sept. 2) left to join the White Sox.

                    This makes Oswaldo Cabrera and Aaron Hicks the most promising Candidates who might get playing time at this position, with Harrison Bader at center and Judge on right. Giancarlo Stanton could also see some defensive innings, but Boone said he doesn’t want Stanton to play in Yankee Stadium’s wide-open left field, but instead wants him to play right field in Judge’s days as the designated hitter.

                      Hicks at 178, but general manager Brian Cashman said he doubted Hicks would win the Work (Hicks has three years and $15 millions of contracts remaining). Cabrera could force a different decision in his strong spring. The Yankees see him as a useful jack-of-all-trades; after being drafted in mid-August, he played every position except center fielder, pitcher and receiver.

                        Cashman said he thought left field was a Yankee The area where the team can upgrade. Trades are still available between now and Opening Day; remember, last spring the Yankees reported that their starting catcher was Gary Sánchez and the infield was Gio Urshela.

                          3. Starting five

                            Boone has said that the envisioned starting rotation may be the best since he took over management

                            , Gerrit Cole and Rodón top the list. Cole is wrapping up a ’21 show where he broke Ron Guidry’s single season with 178 Team strikeout record while Rodón instigated 94 Batter Giants innings, post

                          • -8 Record 2.88 era. Luo Dong 04 Strikeouts per nine innings represent the best in the majors.

                              Luis Severino and Nestor Cortes are 3rd and 4th No. starting position. The Yankees recently rejected Severino’s request to play in the World Baseball Classic, and Cashman explained that the Yankees wanted to protect the right winger after missing a considerable amount of time with injuries over the past few years. Cortez 2018 AL All-Star, cleared for Team USA in upcoming games Effectiveness Championship.

                                Frankie Montas is considered a possible number 5 Started, but the right hand pitching shoulder continued to inflame, it is said to be eight to Weeks behind offseason practice. That means the door is open for the spring game between Domingo Germán and Clarke Schmidt, with Randy Vásquez, Matt Krook and Jhony Brito among them.

                                  2018

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