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Hayden Wesneski was drafted by the Yankees in 2019, had his first skilled spring coaching lower quick by the pandemic in 2020 and was pressured to delay his spring coaching final season when the league break up up reporting dates for main and minor leaguers in an effort to keep away from overcrowding amid ongoing COVID issues.
This yr, the right-hander is already in Tampa, however once more, it’s with out his main league colleagues, who’re within the third month of the lockout. As a result of Wesneski, who completed final season at Triple A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, is not on the Yankees’ 40-man roster, he can take part in minor league spring coaching.
So, as a substitute of working into Gerrit Cole or Chad Inexperienced this week, when pitchers and catchers usually would have reported, he’s among the many dozens of minor leaguers at camp working amongst themselves, ready for the remainder of the game to return.