When the Yankees opened on Thursday, the Yankees bullpen looked very different from what was expected.
Last season, Aroldis Chapman (Aroldis Chapman) will be suspended after throwing two balls near the head of Mike Brosseau in Tampa Bay, and Justin Justin Wilson will be on the injured list after feeling tight in his shoulders during spring training. Wilson held a bullpen meeting on Wednesday and is expected to return on his first road trip.
There is also 33-year-old Lucas Luetge, who has not participated in professional competitions since 2015, but spring came great and was officially selected on the roster on Wednesday.
Manager Aaron Boone said: “He came to the camp and had expectations of him, but the game was really good.” “We could have taken many different ways to enter the site. It’s hard to deny Luca. Si has done something since the start of the training camp. He put his work on the roster and I am very happy to see what he can do for us.”
Luetge participated in 10 pomelo league matches and only gave up a pair of runs in 10¹/₃ innings, and only walked twice. But where the left-hander really separates himself is his 18 tridents.
Chad Green said: “He came in and he was definitely one of the best hitters.” “That’s all you need to do to build a team. He’s very interesting.”
An AL scout who had seen Luetge throughout the spring said: “It’s easy to be confused by what you see at that time of the year, but his things look good.”
As long as Wilson is given a chance before he returns, Luetge will have a chance to prove it.
Without Chapman, Boone said again on Wednesday that he would not designate a closer opponent, but a duel.
“Of course, green or [Darren] O’Day or anyone else [could close]Boone said. “I will use these guys with high leverage without hesitation. [situation] Before saving. “
Mike Tauchman (Mike Tauchman) and Jay Bruce (Jay Bruce) had a workout at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday, and Boone did not rule out Tauchman seeing Lu after knee surgery. The possibility of Luke Voit staying there for a while.
“We will wait and see,” Boone said.
The manager added that Tauchman originally intended to get a few innings in the Yankees’ final spring training game, and then Tauchman fouled his right shin and kept him for a few days.
“We are doing our best to work with our team to create as much versatility as possible [as we can]Boone said that he pointed out that there are fewer players on the roster because the team wants to increase pitching depth.
Boone said that Aaron Judge participated in batting practice and was “ready to go” on Thursday after the right fielder missed the last three games of spring training-including the last one. The reason is “bad weather”, possibly because of allergies.
The Yankees took some action Wednesday.
They signed a major league contract with left-handed Luetge and selected him to enter the 40-man lineup. They put Miguel Andujar on the 10-day injury list, dating back to Monday, suffering from right carpal tunnel syndrome.
They put LHP Zack Britton on the 60-day injury list for elbow spurs and Voit’s medical history of left knee medial meniscus injury on the 10-day injury list Go back to Monday.
Wilson was included on the 10-day injury list due to inflammation of his left shoulder. The date can also be traced back to Monday.