TAMPA — Luis Severino hasn’t thrown live batting practice yet, and on Tuesday manager Aaron Boone said the club is taking it light with the right-hander who appeared in three September games a year ago because of shoulder and lat injuries.
“He will. I’m not exactly sure when his first [live BP] will be, but it’s on the horizon,’’ Boone said. “We’re playing him a little bit slower, but he’s not much behind everyone else.’’
How similar or different was Boone’s opening message to the team compared to recent springs?
“I don’t know. I am sure there are some similarities. I kind of just get up and talk and try to do that when I do get up in front of the team and say something. What’s driving me at that time I kind of just speak on,’’ Boone said. “I am sure there are some similarities. I am sure but you have to ask other people.’’
Hal Steinbrenner visited the clubhouse prior to the first workout.
Watching Giancarlo Stanton take batting practice isn’t all about balls flying over walls. Stanton did hit a few balls out to right-center field, but he sprayed the ball throughout the field in the Yankees’ first full-squad workout.
Aaron Judge missed batting practice due to a right shoulder injury the Yankees don’t believe is serious. Judge’s absence deprived the folks in the seats from seeing his usually power show.
It might have been the first day of full workouts, but Brett Gardner was his usual fan-friendly self by flipping balls in the stands for the spectators who baked in the 80-degree sun.
Gerrit Cole throws his second live batting practice session on the main field.