Listed below are some notable nuggets that occurred throughout Yankees’ spring coaching motion on Wednesday:
To the Max
Max Burt, who hit a grand slam on Tuesday, went deep once more within the backside of the eighth of the Yankees’ 11-3 loss to Toronto at Steinbrenner Area. The 25-year-old infielder, drafted within the twenty eighth spherical in 2018 out of Northeastern, completed final season at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Gleyber Torres began at shortstop and didn’t cost onerous sufficient on a Lourdes Gurriel Jr. chopper within the fourth with Teoscar Hernandez on first. It went for an infield hit, however Aaron Boone stated of Torres’ strategy, “That’s one you’ve bought to actually assault.”
Caught my eye
The Blue Jays used a extreme shift on Joey Gallo within the seventh inning, with 4 outfielders and the three remaining infielders all on the suitable aspect of second base. Did it work? Laborious to say. Gallo whiffed.
With one week to go earlier than Opening Day, the Yankees go to the Phillies at BayCare Ballpark in Clearwater, Fla., at 1:05 p.m. with Jameson Taillon getting the beginning.