- Every pitcher and catcher has reported except one: Dellin Betances. Yesterday his wife gave birth to their first child, Dellin Jr., and Betances is home with his family. Congrats to them. Aaron Boone said Dellin will join the team in a few days. I look forward to the Yankees making Dellin Jr. their first round pick in 2037. [Coley Harvey]
- Aroldis Chapman’s knee is in “good condition,” Boone said. “Yes, it’s good,” Chapman added. Doesn’t sound like there will be any restrictions on Chapman this spring, though, as a veteran reliever, his workload will be light anyway. Chapman has averaged six innings the last three springs and only twice did he pitch on the road. [Coley Harvey, Brendan Kuty]
- Gary Sanchez is doing well post-shoulder surgery and is targeting the second week of Grapefruit League play to return to game action. “To be honest, guys, I already forgot about last year. I can’t use (the shoulder) as an excuse,” he said. [Meredith Marakovits, Coley Harvey, Erik Boland]
- Today’s notable bullpen sessions: Luis Severino, Luis Cessa, Jonathan Holder, Chance Adams, and Stephen Tarpley. Sanchez caught Severino (and Adams), so he’s getting his catching work in with the big leaguers while doing all his shoulder rehab work. [Brendan Kuty]
- And finally, welcome back Pat Roessler. He’s rejoined the Yankees in a player development role. Roessler was with the Yankees in a similar capacity from 2005-14 before leaving to join the Mets. He was let go as their hitting coach over the winter. [Kristie Ackert]
More of the same is on the schedule tomorrow. Bullpens, batting practice, pitchers fielding practice, so on and so forth. Live batting practice and simulated games are still a few days away. Position players will report Monday and the first Grapefruit League game is one week from Saturday.