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  • NYY Second Baseman #25
    There was some talk over the winter that the Yankees might trade Torres to both perhaps acquire pitching and free up some money for additional pitching help, but no serious talks were ever reported. Still, a long-term extension doesn’t seem likely now, in part because such a deal would add to the Yankees’ already ample tax bill. If Torres’s 2024 resembles his last two seasons, he’ll be in line for a nine-figure deal in free agency as he enters his age-28 campaign in 2025.
  • NYY Right Fielder #99
    Judge is feeling good now, and the Yankees seem to be comfortable with him as their everyday center fielder. Judge also spoke about batting third today, saying he’d like to have speedsters ahead of him and maybe some bunts from the second spot. Of course, that’s not going to happen with Juan Soto hitting second, but if Judge gets his way at some point, Soto might wind up batting fourth.
  • NYY Right Fielder #27
    A noticeably slimmed-down Stanton showed up at Yankees camp on Monday telling reporters that he did more running during the offseason and added that his offseason workouts were aimed at allowing him to be a baseball player again. He also indicated that he’s made some swing changes as well. Fantasy managers should keep a close eye on Stanton this spring to see if those offseason changes are having an impact, but only time will tell if he can avoid some of the physical issues that have plagued him the last few years.
  • FA Starting Pitcher #4
    Feinsand adds that the Angels and Giants remain a possibility for the reigning NL Cy Young Award winner, who remains unsigned as spring training camps open around the league. It’s unclear whether San Francisco will dip back into the free agent market after signing slugger Jorge Soler last weekend, but Snell has been linked to the Yankees and Angels throughout the offseason. It feels like there could be a resolution here in the coming days, if not sooner, but it’s surprising that he’s still out there on the open market.
  • NYY Catcher #39
    Trevino strained his calf earlier this month, and he will miss the first couple of spring training games. It sounds like the 31-year-old is on the road to recovery and should be ready for Opening Day. Trevino was limited to 55 games last year after undergoing wrist surgery in July and is projected to back up the primary backstop, Austin Wells.
  • NYY Starting Pitcher #55
    Kirschner adds that for context, Rodón was sitting just 88-91 mph around this time last spring when facing hitters during live batting practice sessions. The 31-year-old southpaw spent the offseason overhauling his mechanics in an effort to put last year’s injury-plagued Yankees debut in the past. If those mechanical changes result in a sustained uptick in fastball velocity, that would certainly help his cause. He was limited to just 14 rather ineffective starts last year due to separate forearm, back and hamstring issues. If he’s back to near 100 percent from a physical standpoint he’s more than capable of returning to form as an upper-echelon fantasy contributor.
  • NYY Relief Pitcher #79
    Moore provides the Yankees with another potential relief arm after being removed from Philadelphia’s 40-man roster earlier this week. The 25-year-old righty made three underwhelming relief appearances this past season for the Phillies, but put up stellar numbers last year in the minor leagues.
  • NYY Relief Pitcher #56
    Trivino re-signed with the Yankees earlier this week on a one-year contract as he continues to work his way back from last year’s Tommy John surgery. The 32-year-old veteran reliever should be ready to return sometime in the second half of the season.
  • NYY Starting Pitcher #65
    Cortes was limited the just 12 starts last year due to an ongoing left shoulder issue, but is expected the be a full-go at the outset of spring training. The 29-year-old lefty resumed a throwing program last month and should be in New York’s starting rotation to open the 2024 campaign. He’s a logical bounce-back candidate for fantasy managers, barring any unexpected setbacks.
  • NYY Relief Pitcher #59
    Effross isn’t expected to return to New York’s relief mix until sometime this summer. The 30-year-old righty is still recovering from Tommy John surgery and also underwent back surgery last December after the issue cropped up. There should be a clearer timetable for his return at some point in the next few months.