TAMPA — Giancarlo Stanton’s future appears to be as solely a DH, however he labored in proper discipline Tuesday, the primary full exercise in Yankees camp.
And supervisor Aaron Boone stated regardless of Stanton’s damage historical past, he believes he’s nonetheless able to taking part in the outfield.
“I don’t need to be utterly resigned to him being a full-time DH,’’ Boone stated. “[If] he can proceed to remain athletic and be an choice on protection, I don’t suppose it’s out of the query.”
Stanton has handled plenty of leg points, especially in his time with the Yankees. He confirmed his functionality on the plate when he’s proper bodily final postseason.
“Final yr, we felt he was ready to assist us defensively if we wanted to,’’ Boone stated of the playoffs. “I wouldn’t rule that out this season.”
To date, although, the Yankees have gotten little bang for his or her buck from Stanton, and since they need to have loads of outfield depth, he could also be higher served as DH.
“It could be one thing to assist him keep extra wholesome, having the ability to [play defense],’’ Boone stated.
Gerrit Cole got here out of his first reside batting follow effective. “I felt good,’’ stated Cole, who threw to Gary Sanchez.
“I didn’t converse to him in regards to the modifications he’s made [defensively],’’ Cole stated. “He’s super-focused in camp. He’s speaking to pitchers in bullpens and reside BP, and appears to be heading in the right direction and taking steps ahead.”
The Yankees hope Cole and Sanchez have better results in their second year of working together.
Aaron Choose stated he was “excited” to listen to Clint Frazier is expected to be the starting left fielder.
“Clint’s a particular expertise,’’ Choose stated. “He’s bought pace, quickness [and] energy. He’s nice within the outfield [with] nice instincts. It’s been enjoyable to look at him develop and need to get higher [on defense]. He’s seemed for weaknesses … and he’s attacked it head on.”