Positions players filtered in and out of the Yankees clubhouse this morning. Their first official workout begins tomorrow, but most seemed to be getting a few swings in the cage after taking their morning physicals.
“You’re always kind of looking for something else and trying to figure out what we did wrong, what we can improve on, what we can change to make it all the way every spring training,” Mark Teixeira said. “For us I think it’s, let’s just keep doing what we’re doing. That was kind of our motto all last year during the playoffs.”
Derek Jeter is meeting with the media on Wednesday, and Alex Rodriguez is talking on Thursday. Other than those two, I can’t think of anyone I didn’t see in the clubhouse this morning.
Robinson Cano said he wants to be better in RBI situations. Jamie Hoffmann said he’s excited to get an opportunity with a team like the Yankees. Nick Swisher just seemed happy to be in a clubhouse full of baseball players again
“We feel like we’re just as capable of defending our championship as we were winning it last year,” Teixeira said. “We have a great team. The core group of guys are back, and hopefully we get a little bit better this year.”
Here’s the Teixeira audio.