4 Yankees hitters who are not helping themselves during spring training

Some players haven't shown up to the party yet.

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Jorbit Vivas

Didn't want to do this. Really didn't want to do this. But, after starting spring with a pair of mammoth, Rougned Odor-evoking home runs, Jorbit Vivas really hasn't done much of anything.

Ultimately, it's fine. He was ticketed for Triple-A all along, even with a spot on the bench now open in the wake of Peraza's injury. Vivas can't cover shortstop comfortably, and third base would be an odd fit, too. The 23-year-old second baseman can stake his claim to a big-league role throughout the year, and even an elite March couldn't have prevented the Yankees from looking outside the organization for infield help.

But ... still ... you can't pretend it wasn't a golden opportunity for Vivas to distinguish himself at a thin position, especially with incumbent second baseman Gleyber Torres' future in the Bronx uncertain and Peraza's future in MLB suddenly hanging in the balance. Vivas showed flashes, but didn't put together a full month; as of Friday, his pair of homers account for half his total hits during all competition.

If it makes Yankees fans feel any better, Trey Sweeney hasn't exactly maintained his ridiculous start at Dodgers camp, either, going 5-for-18 with a single homer. Both players proved to their respective fan bases that there's certainly something in their toolboxes, but neither helped the Dodgers or Yankees emerge as a clear winner in this noteworthy offseason swap. That's probably fair.