A full squad of major leaguers and big league hopefuls took the field at George M. Steinbrenner Field on Monday morning for the first full team workout of Yankees spring training.
It was a light morning for the pitchers, with Hiroki Kuroda listed as the only pitcher to throw a bullpen session. Minor leaguers Vidal Nuno, Zach Nuding, and Ryan Pope threw live batting practice to the catchers. All other pitchers were limited primarily to fielding drills.
Monday afternoon’s workout for the position players will feature both fielding drills and live batting practice. An interesting note surrounding a couple of non-roster invitees: Ronnier Mustelier, who has played both third base and the outfield in the past, will be working with the outfield group. Rob Segedin, who was drafted as a third baseman before shifting to the outfield last season, is back at third base. Segedin had told me a few weeks ago that he would be moving back to third base for the bulk of his work this season.
While the outfielders are doing one large workout, the infielders will be split onto two fields to complete their workouts. Additionally, there will be eight batting practice groups for the Yankees this afternoon.
Infield groups (via Chad Jennings):
Greg Bird (1B), Robinson Cano (2B), Walter Ibarra (3B), Derek Jeter SS, Dan Johnson (1B), Luke Murton (1B), Jayson Nix (2B), Eduardo Nunez (SS), Rob Segedin (3B)
Cito Culver (SS), Corban Joseph (2B), Addison Maruszak (3B), Jose Pirela (2B), Kyle Roller (1B), Mark Teixeira (1B), Gil Velazquez (SS), Kevin Youkilis (3B)
Batting practice groups (via Chad Jennings):
Robinson Cano, Travis Hafner, Derek Jeter, Eduardo Nunez
Dan Johnson, Jayson Nix, Mark Teixeira, Kevin Youkilis
Brett Gardner, Curtis Granderson, Juan Rivera, Ichiro Suzuki
Matt Diaz, Melky Mesa, Ronnier Mustelier, Thomas Neal
Corban Joseph, Addison Maruszak, Luke Murton, Gil Velazquez
Zoilo Almonte, Slade Heathcott, Kyle Roller, Rob Segedin
Greg Bird, Cito Culver, Walter Ibarra, Jose Pirela
Tyler Austin, Ramon Flores, Adonis Garcia