Reporter Yoon-Jun Ko = The New York Yankees are expected to start the season early on the injured list (IL) with Carlos Rodon, Frankie Montas, Lou Trivino and Tommy Kannley. Here, the possibility of leaving center fielder Harrison Bader has also been raised.
‘Newsday’ reporter Eric Borland said on the 11th (Korean time), “Vader suffered an injury to his left side. Director Aaron Boone said he has no plans to return yet. Maybe Vader will start the season on the IL, and it’s comfortable to think about it that way.” 카지노
The Yankees traded Jordan Montgomery for Vader ahead of the trade deadline last year. Bader suffered a slump at the end of the season with a batting average of 0.217 and 0 homers, but it was different in the postseason.
In the postseason, with a batting average of 0.333, 5 homers, 6 RBIs, 8 runs, and an OPS of 1.262, he showed a truly ‘hard carry’. Blame from Yankees fans turned to praise, and he was the starting center fielder this season.
He is a Gold Glove winner, and his defense is also evaluated as the best. However, the Yankees plan was disrupted by an injury that day. It is expected that it will take up to six weeks for Vader to return.
If Vader leaves, plans for Aaron Judge to play left field could also go awry. Judge could see center field again until Bader returns, and Giancarlo Stanton’s time in the outfield is expected to increase.
Esteban Florial, the team’s best center field prospect, is predicted to be able to start the opening game, and Oswaldo Cabrera can also play in that position. In addition, Rafael Ortega and Willie Calhoun, who were invited to non-roster roles, are expected to be able to fill the center field spot for a while.