The off season continues to take place and although there are no baseball games of MLB disputed if there are “battles” between teams for the signatures of free agents. The New York YankeesFor example, they will have to fight the Houston Astros for an outfielder (OF). Then we leave this and the last News of the Bronx organization that always gives something to talk about.
The New York Yankees they continue to generate information about what is coming for them. Among the most recent are the surprises for Opening Day, the addition of one of its pitchers to the WBC and more. Here the news.
MLB: Yankees owner says there would be two unexpected surprises on Opening Day roster
Can the infield of the yankees count in the opening day 2023 with the new generation of bombers, Anthony Volpe and the Venezuelan Oswald Peraza? That seems to be the hope of the owner Hal Steinbrennerwho wants both prospects to have a chance to shine.
“In my opinion, they’re going to get the shot,” Steinbrenner said. “In March, I remember saying they were the infield of the future. That’s why we made those decisions last offseason, instead of going for a big free agent. They both progressed really well in the year.”
The shortstop pair, Volpe and Peraza, are the team’s No. 1 and No. 3 prospects, respectively, according to MLB Pipeline (outfielder Jasson Dominguez is second).
Peraza, 22, impressed after being promoted to the majors in September, hitting .306 (15-for-49) with eight runs scored, one home run and two RBIs in 18 games. In addition, he appeared in three games in the American League Championship Series against the Astros, including starting at shortstop in Game 2.
Volpe, 21, is the fifth best prospect in baseball according to MLB Pipeline. The first pick in the 2019 New York Amateur Draft hit .249/.342/.460 with 86 runs scored, 35 doubles, 21 home runs, 65 RBIs and 50 stolen bases in 132 games between Double-A Somerset and Triple-A Scranton /Wilkes-Barre in 2022.
Yankees don’t have it easy with Astros; Houston would look to ‘snatch’ All Star outfielder
The New York Yankees They do not have an easy task of re-signing the elements that went to free agency since several teams are hanging around them. In addition to Aaron Judge, there is another outfielder who is drawing interest from organizations. Is about Andrew Benintendi, whom the Houston Astros would seek to hire for the 2023 Season of MLB.
The journalist Dan Martin of the New York Post announced that they could make another important signing during this off season and this time it would be to ‘snatch’ an outfielder from the New York Yankees, one of their greatest rivals.
According to the report, the current champions could be interested in taking over the services of Andrew Benintendi, who is a free agent and is considered one of the most interesting outfielders after Aaron Judge.
The former Kansas City Royals had an outstanding performance upon arrival in the Bronx and this would have aroused the interest of the Texans, who swept the ‘Mules’ in the American League Championship Series.
Andrew Benintendi saw action in a total of 126 games of the 2022 MLB Season split between the Royals and the New York Yankees. His batting average was .304, he hit five home runs and drove in 51 runs.
MLB: Cuba or USA? Néstor Cortés Jr. announces the team with which he will play the World Classic
The 2023 World Baseball Classic is less than 100 days away from kicking off and the United States team looks like one of the most powerful in the tournament, since several of the best players from MLB What Mike Trout, Trevor Story, Mookie Betts, Paul Goldschmidt, Nolan Arenado, among others, have confirmed that they will play with the American team. now another baseball player joins the ‘Dream Team‘ but from the starting pitching side.
As announced by MLB.com on its official Twitter account, the New York Yankees pitcher, Néstor Cortés Jr., has confirmed that he will play the Classic with the United States team, being only the second starter after Merrill Kelly of the Arizona Diamondbacks to commit to the USA for the WBC.
Cortés Jr. was born in Surgidero de Batabanó in Cuba, but his family won the visa lottery granted by the United States government when the pitcher was just 7 months old, moving to Hialeah, Florida, and obtaining American citizenship over the years. years.
The Cuban-born was the best pitcher for the Yankees during the 2022 season, earning his first All-Star nomination, in addition to votes for the American Cy Young, finishing eighth. He pitched 158.1 innings with a 12-4 record, a 2.44 ERA and 163 total strikeouts.
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