If you’re just counting from the official date for pitchers and catchers, the first week of camp is in the books for the Yankees, and so here are the photos to prove it. Today’s main attraction took place early in the morning, as Masahiro Tanaka faced live hitters for the first time since he closed out the Japan Series for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles last Nov. 3rd.
There’s plenty of the big stars in today’s gallery of snapshots — and a few that wound up on the cutting room floor, too. Here’s the best ones I gathered. I think we’ve gone a little light on the pitchers so far this spring, photo-wise. Now that we’re getting in the swing of things, that’ll be something to look for in the near future.
As for our stories, I’m be handing the game ball over to MLB.com’s Adam Berry (@adamdberry) for the next few days. Stay tuned to his feed — and, of course to Yankees.com — more updates from camp. Enjoy the weekend!
All photos credit: Bryan Hoch / MLB.com
Spring Training is a great time to break out the old camera and play photographer for an hour or so. Here’s an assortment of shots I was able to snap this afternoon while the Yankees held their first full-squad workout of the spring. Today’s photos were only on the main diamond at George M. Steinbrenner Field, but we’ll aim to have more posts like this one periodically between now and Opening Day.
All photographs credit: Bryan Hoch / MLB.com