Yankees’ Isiah Kiner-Falefa hits first spring training home run

Listed here are some notable nuggets that occurred throughout Yankees’ spring coaching motion on Sunday:

SS Pop 

Isiah Kiner-Falefa crushed his first dwelling run of the spring, a two-run shot to left discipline within the first inning. The shortstop, who labored with Justin Turner and his hitting coach, Doug Latta, through the offseason, has put a concentrate on getting the ball within the air extra. 

Isiah Kiner-Falefa is congratulated by his Yankees teammates after hitting a house run.

Tough begin 

Luis Gil, one of many Yankees’ younger pitchers preventing to make the roster as a protracted reduction possibility, gave up 5 earned runs on eight hits over 2 ¹/₃ ⅓ innings. He additionally made an error as Bo Bichette stole third base, throwing to the bag earlier than Josh Donaldson may get there, which allowed two runs to attain. 

Caught my eye 

Tim Locastro put his pace on full show within the fourth inning, hitting a line drive to the hole for what regarded like a double earlier than taking third as soon as he noticed left fielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. slip after fielding the ball. Locastro’s wheels give him a shot to make the group as an additional outfielder. 

Monday’s schedule 

Left-hander JP Sears will get the beginning towards the Phillies at 1:05 p.m. at Steinbrenner Subject within the Yankees’ penultimate Grapefruit League sport.


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