Yankees players are arriving in the Bronx in preparation for the 2020 MLB season.
Yankees fans couldn’t be more excited about the start of the 2020 season, even though it’s only expected to be 60 games. The Bronx Bombers are going for World Series No. 28 and the stars are aligning — players are beginning to get healthy and the shorter schedule plays to the team’s strengths.
Another reason to get excited? Players are arriving in New York for Spring Training 2.0 with Wednesday being designated as “report day.” NJ.com captured a number of Yankees, including Gleyber Torres, hopping off a bus and walking into Yankee Stadium.
Be careful not to scream in excitement, folks.
Yes sir, that’s Torres and Gio Urshela walking into work and executing safety measures perfectly — masks on and social distancing. We saw Clint Frazier and Chad Green among those getting off the bus too.
According to NJ.com’s Brendan Kuty, reliever Tommy Kahnle arrived in his Eagles-themed truck (boo!!) while JA Happ, Brett Gardner and James Paxton all drove themselves to the Bronx.
Kuty mentions most players were in and out within the hour. COVID-19 tests were being administered and players didn’t have access to the clubhouses yet, so it’s likely they were there for the medical portion before practice begins either Friday or Saturday.
The expanded 60-man player pool has fans even more intrigued with who will be contributing to the Yankees this year. With top prospects like Deivi Garcia, Clarke Schmidt and Estevan Florial claiming a spot, there’s no shortage of talent for fans to keep an eye on throughout the season.
We’ll be sure to get plenty of pictures and videos in the coming days with baseball activities set to begin, so we’ll soon be able to see if the Yankees didn’t miss a beat during their almost four-month layoff from the sport.