Saturday, February 27, 2021

Yankees Open Spring Training Schedule On Sunday

Brett Gardner in the batting cage. Photo provided by New York Yankees.

The Yankees worked out at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa Bay on Saturday in anticipation of their first spring training game, Sunday at 1 p.m. against the Toronto Blue Jays.

This one feels a bit more meaningful than other years, coming after there were doubts all winter that spring training would be able to start on time due to the ongoing pandemic, and keeps Major League Baseball on track to play a full 162-game season.

Gerrit Cole will likely get the start for the Yankees on Sunday. It will also be the start of Manager Aaron Boone's fourth year at the helm, and the 14th season for outfielder Brett Gardner in pinstripes, by far the longest-tenured Yankee and the last link to their 2009 championship team. Keep an eye out for Clint Frazier as well, with the top prospect being thought of as the starting left fielder this season. Frazier will join Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton in the outfield, which if the trio can stay healthy, will provide a ton of pop in the lineup. 

The Yankees will then host the Detroit Tigers in Tampa on Monday afternoon at 1 p.m., then play a road game at Baltimore on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. before hosting Toronto again on Wednesday at 6:35 p.m. 

Here are selected images from the Yankees workout on Saturday (provided by the New York Yankees):

Aaron Judge.

DJ LeMahieu contemplates before hitting. 

A view of DJ LeMahieu hitting through the batting cage's net.

DJ LeMahieu watching the path of his hit.

Giancarlo Stanton in the field.

Mike Tauchman.

Gleyber Torres.

Gio Urshela lines one up.

Gleyber Torres, Miguel Andujar, and Gio Urshela chatting in the field.

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