In less than two weeks, MLB training camps open and at this point there is a very clear vision of what teams will look like on Opening Day. That includes the New York Yankees.
The Bronx team’s management continues to look for pieces to strengthen the pitching staff for the Major League campaign, and they continue their goal even if some pieces elude them on the market.
They also failed to close a trade deal for Venezuelan infielder Gleyber Torres and that raised suspicions that they could keep him until before the deadline. Of course, moves in the coming days are not ruled out, but there seems to be no urgency after the arrival of Juan Soto and Marcus Stroman.
“We like what we have; We are excited about what we have.“said general manager Brian Cashman recently. “But no one will give us a trophy. We have to go out and earn it. The only way to have it and have all the talent and all the insurance policies you can, within reason. So let’s do things“.
With Soto partnering captain Aaron Judge’s offense and Gerrit Cole at the front of the rotation, there is some reason to believe that New York can turn the page of failure in 2023. They lost some pieces of a solid bullpen, but they can still rely on which department can do the job.
The Yankees’ 26-man roster for the 2024 season will look like this, according to MLB.com:
Pitchers: Gerrit Cole, Carlos Rodón, Marcus Stroman, Néstor Cortés, Clarke Schmidt, Clay Holmes (Closer), Scott Effross, the Mexican Víctor González, Ian Hamilton, Tommy Kahnle, Jonathan Loáisiga, Ron Marinaccio, Luke Weaver.
Catchers: José Treviño, Austin Wells.
Infielders: DJ LeMahieu, Oswald Peraza, Gleyber Torres, Anthony Rizzo, Anthony Volpe.
Outfielders: Oswald Cabrera, Trent Grisham, Aaron Judge, John Soto, Alex Executioner.