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Austin Wells and the Yankees’ catcher carousel

Austin Wells and the Yankees’ catcher carousel

Yankees catcher Austin Wells participating in spring training workouts at George M. Steinbrenner Field | Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports Will the rookie catcher land a spot on the Opening Day roster when the music stops? Austin Wells has reason for optimism as spring training gets underway in Tampa. The Yankees’ mustachioed catching phenom posted a .775 OPS with 17 home runs in 96 minor league games last season and fared nearly as well at the plate in an impressive 19-game MLB debut in the fall. After that strong showing, incumbent catcher Kyle Higashioka, who...
Pinstripe Alley 22 hours ago
Today on Pinstripe Alley - 3/2/24

Today on Pinstripe Alley - 3/2/24

Kim Klement Neitzel-USA TODAY Sports We return to spring matinees this afternoon. Juan Soto homered 419 feet to dead center. Everson Pereira hit a tank as well. Anthony Rizzo went yard twice. It was a good night in Tampa. (No, I do not care about Gerrit Cole’s first inning.) Today on the site, David will discuss baserunning as a whole and how the Yankees might improve on their lackluster numbers there last season and Nick P. will ruminate on whether the Yankees’ very light catching depth might be an obstacle to Austin Wells’ quest to make the Opening Day roster....
Pinstripe Alley Feb 26, 2024
Old faces in new places: 2024 edition

Old faces in new places: 2024 edition

Photo by Matt Thomas/San Diego Padres/ Getting a glimpse of how some 2023 Yankees look in their new getups. Spring training is officially underway. Teams are showcasing the young players in their systems, superstars, and newest acquisitions, whether through trades or free agency. The Yankees didn't change too much of their core outside of bringing Juan Soto and Trent Grisham into the mix via a trade with the San Diego Padres, but they did still add other known players like Alex Verdugo and Marcus Stroman and are hoping that Austin Wells can come in and prove himself...

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