FORTRESS MYERS, Fla. — As a parting reward to his baseball circle of relatives, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson gave Yankees gamers an autographed NFL football.
Wilson used to be in camp for a six-day stint, which included an at-bat Friday — pinch-hitting for Aaron Pass Judgement On, no less — through which he struck out.
Remaining spring coaching, Aaron Hicks was once competing with Aaron Pass Judgement On for the starting proper field activity, which Judge won through a nose. Now, the switch-hitting Hicks is firmly entrenched as the starting center fielder because taking over for Jacoby Ellsbury remaining season.
His status has changed, but Hicks’ approach hasn’t.
“i’m still looking to figure it out,’’ Hicks stated of his swing, which produced a house run in the third inning of Saturday’s 5-THREE win over the Pink Sox. “In Truth, it’s now not one swing, it’s two swings i have to work on. It’s just a little longer to figure it out.’’
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Hicks said this method isn’t other than closing 12 months’s.
“i am simply trying to make cast touch and hit the ball exhausting and not swing out of the zone,’’ he mentioned.
Boone stated David Robertson is over a struggle with the flu and again to understanding.
“i think he’s because of be in a game this week,’’ Boone said of the best-passed reliever, who hasn’t labored in an exhibition sport yet. “he is a man who won’t desire a lot of outings.’’
Luis Severino, Sonny Gray and Dellin Betances threw simulated games at Steinbrenner Field.
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Grey worked three shutout innings, gave up a hit, walked three and struck out three. Betances threw an inning, allowed a success and a stroll and whiffed one.
After botching a certain double play ball in opposition to the Tigers on Wednesday with an off-the-cuff glove turn that failed, Gleyber Torres started a crisp 4-6-THREE double play in the 2d inning with a essentially proper seize and toss.
Most Sensible pitching prospect Justus Sheffield worked two innings during which he gave up a run, two hits and two walks.
Pink Sox legend Carl Yastrzemski sitting in the third base dugout speaking to Jerry Remy and calling Dustin Pedroia over to say hello.
Yankees play host to the Rays at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Chad Inexperienced starts for Yankees and previous Yankee Nathan Eovaldi for the visitors.