Something interesting that happened with the New York Yankees team since spring training opened is the introduction of several new players to the Yankees culture. “Yangervis Solarte, Adonis Garcia, Dellin Betances, Francisco Cervelli, Masahiro Tanaka are all new players taken in by the Yankees. Masahiro Tanaka is looking like a veteran pitcher readying for a season , encouraging Derek Jeter, Mark Teixeira, Brian Roberts and Alfonso Soriano veteran position players to do the same” http://nypost.com/2014/03/06/whew-yanks-spring-already-looking-much-better-than-last/ (New York Post Charles Wenzelberg’s photo)
At the moment, the Yankees have lost no one to injury. They actually are getting positive feedback, which is a must needed ,desired response when the team has so many older bodies, so many returning from serious injury, and so much frontline talent, but a worrisome second line for defense.