It rained in Tampa for much of morning, but thanks to their late start times, the Yankees were able to get their workout in as scheduled today. Position players reported to camp and everyone showed up except Ronald Torreyes. He has a visa issue and is expected in camp tomorrow, according to Bryan Hoch. I hope that’s a cover story and he just reported to the wrong camp because he forgot what team he was on after his busy offseason. Here are today’s photos and here are today’s notes:
- As usual, Chad Jennings has the day’s workout groups. Nathan Eovaldi, Michael Pineda, and Luis Severino threw side sessions. That’s it among the big league pitchers. Mason Williams (shoulder surgery) is throwing and hitting, but it’s still unclear if he’ll begin playing in Grapefruit League games right away.
- Jacoby Ellsbury said he and Joe Girardi don’t have to mend any fences after he was benched for the wildcard game last year. “We’re all on the same page. We want to win. Both of us want to win. I talked to him that day and he knows I want to play each and every day, how bad I want to be out there. We just left it at that,” he said. Ellsbury also said he is 100% healthy. [Anthony McCarron]
- Chase Headley said ironing out his throwing will be his priority this spring. “We’ve looked at some film and I think for me it all starts with a base, trying to have good footwork … It’s an area that I was extremely disappointed with last year,” he said. [McCarron]
- The Yankees will discuss trying Rob Refsnyder at third base this spring. I’ll have more on that tomorrow. And finally, Chris Parmelee’s name was spelled “Parmelle” on his locker nameplate today. Welcome to the Yankees, Chris. [Jennings, Ryan Hatch]
This is the nightly open thread. The Knicks are the only local sports team in action tonight, though there is a ton of college basketball on the schedule. Tournament’s coming soon, huh? I guess it is. Talk about whatever here.