With nothing going on at Steinbrenner Field, I stopped by the Yankees minor league complex this morning. I think this is what a lot of people imagine when they think of spring training: A bunch of players rotating between four different fields going through various drills, most of them primarily for the pitchers to learn their defensive responsibilities.
I’ll say this for young catchers, when they go through balls in the dirt drills, they get after it. A lot of diving in the dirt and sliding through the grass.
Good news from down here, Delin Betances is scheduled to throw off a full mound tomorrow. Most of the other guys coming back from surgery — including George Kontos — are throwing off a half mound.
Games don’t start down here until the end of the week. Until then, it’s just a bunch of these sort of drills, over and over again.