Spring Training

Steinbrenner Field to open gates early for Yankees batting practice

Yankees fans are in for a special treat during Spring Training.

Prior to all home games, fans will get the opportunity to watch the Yankees’ batting practice in its entirety. According to an official announcement on the George M. Steinbrenner Field website, gates will open three hours prior to first pitch, an hour earlier than usual.

With the acquisition of Giancarlo Stanton, many fans are excited to see the reigning National League Most Valuable Player hit alongside Aaron Judge. In 2017, the two sluggers combined to hit 111 homers.

Although Judge and Stanton are the “headliners,” the Yankees feature a group of talented young players that should attract the attention of the fans. Returning players such as Greg Bird, Didi Gregorius and Gary Sanchez have shown their ability to hit for power, and could also provide a ton of chances for fans to take home a souvenir.

This spring, fans who take in some Spring Training action will also see some of the organization’s top up-and-coming prospects. Position players such as Miguel Andujar, Thairo Estrada, Clint Frazier, Estevan Florial and Gleyber Torres will be with the Big League club, and will showcase their talents in hopes of eventually making the team’s Big League roster.

There is a lot of excitement surrounding this year’s Yankees ball club, and the anticipation is running high high as Spring Training approaches. Allowing the fans to watch all of batting practice will only enhance the excitement as the regular season draws near.

The Bronx Bombers will have 16 home Spring Training games, starting on February 23 against the Detroit Tigers. If you want to get an early glimpse of the 2018 New York Yankees, head down to Steinbrenner Field to see your favorite Bronx Bombers in action.

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