The Yankees' new players acquitted themselves well in Spring Training as the club went 18-13 in Grapefruit League action. He looked like the MVP favorite while hitting.329 and mashing 30 home runs in the first half past year, but he faded after the All-Star break, hitting just.228 with 22 home runs. In spring training, Cora insisted players call him "Alex" or "A.C." but it will be interesting to see how a more relaxed clubhouse responds to a losing streak or the unpredictable funk of Price and Ramirez.
The 2017 National League MVP was traded from the Marlins to the Yankees in December.
"Hopefully this is something he will now put behind him for good", Boone said. "I think he knows where he's at in his career, knows the opportunity that's in front of him with our team, and I've been really impressed with the seriousness of the work he puts in behind the scenes to get ready".
The timing is very bad for Bird, who hit well back in 2015, missed 2016, and came back late in 2017 in time to thrive in the postseason, where he batted.244/.426/.512 with three homers in 12 games. For Judge, the key is to avoid they mythical but often relevant sophomore slump.
"Obviously he's become one of the faces of our game", Boone said of Judge. Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, Giancarlo Stanton and Aroldis Chapman had their likenesses within the beer and that's causing problems with Major League Baseball. In addition to players, they were able to imprint the Yankees logo and a logo of Yankee Stadium.
The partnership signals the end of Judge's equipment deal with United States sportswear brand Under Armour, who he teamed up with back in 2014. While Severino acknowledged he felt butterflies, he said he expects to be more comfortable after making four postseason starts last October.
"Hitting is a big part of my craft so it's basically the same thing it's just I don't got to worry about defence everyday", Stanton said, who expects to be in the outfield one or two times a week.
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Trading Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman was not what anyone could classify as an easy decision, but it was precisely the one that needed to be made and precisely the decision that the White Sox had been unable to make with David Robertson over the past few years before his trade back to NY.
The Yankees have the third shortest odds to win the World Series behind the Astros and the Dodgers. "That defines us", Judge said. That group was one of the best teams baseball has seen in the last two decades.
Masahiro Tanaka says it doesn't feel unusual to not be starting Opening Day. "I'd experienced that before, and it was good to feel it again". There is no timetable for his return.
At the winter meetings, soon after the Yankees had acquired Stanton, Blue Jays manager John Gibbons quipped, "It's the Evil Empire, right?"
He has certainly lived up to the hype in his first at-bat with NY by absolutely crushing a two-run home run. Catcher Gary Sanchez bats fourth, followed by center fielder Aaron Hicks, shortstop Didi Gregorius, third baseman Brandon Drury and second baseman Neil Walker.
Jacoby Ellsbury was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right oblique strain (retroactive to March 26).