Perceptions from Friday’s Yankees exercise:
Luke Goes Yard
A year ago’s home run champ, Luke Voit, took new colleague Corey Kluber deep to right-center in live batting practice. Voit is wanting to show his power throughout the span of a healthy, 162-game season.
A Whole New Ball Game
Jameson Taillon repeated Gerrit Cole’s sentiment in saying they are uncertain in the event that they are using baseballs intended during the current year or last season. MLB declared changes to the balls for the forthcoming season that are required to make them not travel as far. “I’m really not sure what we’re throwing, to be honest,” Taillon said.
In the wake of showing it off online Thursday, Clint Frazier used a bat in batting practice on Friday painted to take after his look, complete with red hair, sunglasses, a necklace and pinstripes.
It’s the last exercise before the Grapefruit League season starts Sunday against the Blue Jays at Steinbrenner Field.